Energy is at the heart of everything we do – and it is our true legacy to the universe, at the end of it all. This is a collection of thought experiments that deal with energy from the small-scale to the large-scale: from the universe to the individual, from the idea of love to climate change, from the transition to post-humanism to moving house.
11 characters in 11 dramatic puzzles. Well, more if you count the hiveminds. A Series of Voices in a Science Fiction Age – a Collection of Notes from Other Worlds. Dealing with such futuristic themes as post-humanism, mass interstellar transit, physical invulnerability and a crime scene of hiveminds, this book delves into the ever-changing idea of the character, the human, the individual and the state in our present and future. These monologues come without age and gender guides for the actor and/or director to add their own twist to the performances. Each piece includes some crib notes for the situation the character is facing, along with some stage directions.
A technology that will change the concepts of self and other, love and death…
This is just the pilot.
Following the pioneering technology of the new Hivemind, we follow the stories of six individuals (who can be cast gender blind) in their experiences of this new life.
SUM follows these characters who have entered this contract. The Hivemind enables them to share their thoughts and feelings in a much more intimate way than the illusions of our social media. They question the concepts that we have accepted since time began – love, birth, war and loss. Who is the pioneer of the technology? Who will use it for good (whatever that means in this reality) and who will use it to further their own ends? Should everyone be able to connect?