Bodies for a Global Brain

Suppose the Cloud started requiring – or demanding! – the use of human bodies? Bodies for a Global Brain is a set of performances imagining just that. Funded originally by Google, UCLA’s Bodies for a Global Brain examines our choices, values, and identity in the future – or perhaps its sacrifice in the service of the “global brain.” These performances will make you ponder – will individuals willingly becoming the physical incarnation of the hive mind? Throughout history, legions of humans have valued giving up their personal identity to become part of something seen as transcendent: religious philosophy and movements, government institutions like the military, cults and communes. Will it be like that? Or might it be akin to individuals voluntarily choosing to join Star Trek’s “Borg?”