Facebook User Labor Enactments, New York, 2009

Facebook User Labor Enactments is a new live performance by Ursula Endlicher which uses ULML code (=User Labor Markup Language) as choreography. In the performance on November 13, five performers and the audience will together shape the course of the show.

Using Burak Arikan’s newly developed ULML-based software application which collects user activity on Facebook, the performance will combine this online information as well as audience submitted ideas right on stage. The public is invited to add movement directions to a database which will be used by the dancers during the show. The audience can also try out their own movements of the ULML language!

Facebook User Labor Enactments is a collaborative event breaking down boundaries between user and consumer, performer and audience, and is driven by a continuous exchange between Web and body.

Concept / Stage layout / Video projection / Sound: Ursula Endlicher
Web Programming: Ursula Endlicher, David Farine
ULML/Facebook Application written and live feed: Burak Arikan
ULML-movement-library: live feed by Ursula Endlicher – and the audience!
Choreography: ULML-movement-library / live ULML code
Performers: Robert Appleton, Shizu Homma, Laura Meyers, Ralph Meyers, Nancy Schwartz
Production Assistance: Lee Day

The New School
66 West 12th, Room 404
New York, NY 10011

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 6PM

More information on the conference “The Internet as Playground and Factory“.
More info on “Facebook User Labor Enactments“.
Register for the event/performance.
Read more about User Labor Markup Language.

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