DATA DATA 0.9

November 24, 2022Teater V Copenhagen
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Doors open: 19:00
Start programme: 20:00
Teater V
Porcelænstorvet 4
Copenhagen

DATA DATA is a theatre play based on the history of the computer developed by Teater Fantast in collaboration with Science & Cocktails. This version of the play is a "beta version" (in Danish) and is followed by a talk (in English) by Assistant Professor Jácome Armas on physics of information and the history of the computer.

About the play

Grandma can remember an earlier time. Dad sighs nostalgically if someone says: "Commodore 64" and the child has grown up with pacifiers and iPads. The computer has taken over our world in a few generations. It is an indispensable tool in the digital reality we find ourselves in. And we depend on it, both collectively and individually. But do we really understand what it is? This super calculator that we use all the time? With guidance from computer experts and professors, Teater Fantast has created a musical, informative and entertaining performance for the whole family. Join us on a journey through the history of computing, where we promise data, digital gadgets and gizmos. Man, machine and mathematics. Laugh, cry and gigabytes.

The play is created as a family performance for the whole family - both children, teenagers and adults (minimum age 6 years).

About the talk: From 10101010 to the whole universe

We typically hear that everything is made out of information, of data, but what does this exactly mean? Does it mean that we live inside a computer simulation? Let us go back into the past and follow the history of the computer to better understand how nowadays the frontier of science suggests that even the universe itself could be a giant (quantum) computer.

DATA DATA has the financial support of the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is a co-production between Teater Fantast & Teater V. Lectures in connection with the performance are held in collaboration with Science and Cocktails.

Programme

  • 20:00–   21:00
    DATA DATA– 
  • 21:15–   21:45
    Jácome Armas– 

Theatre play by

DATA DATA

DATA DATA is a theatre play based on the history of the computer developed by Teater Fantast in collaboration with Science & Cocktails. Grandma can remember an earlier time. Dad sighs nostalgically if someone says: "Commodore 64" and the child has grown up with pacifiers and iPads. The computer has taken over our world in a few generations. It is an indispensable tool in the digital reality we find ourselves in. And we depend on it, both collectively and individually. But do we really understand what it is? This super calculator that we use all the time? With guidance from computer experts and professors, Teater Fantast has created a musical, informative and entertaining performance for the whole family. Join us on a journey through the history of computing, where we promise data, digital gadgets and gizmos. Man, machine and mathematics. Laugh, cry and gigabytes. The play is created as a family performance for the whole family - both children, teenagers and adults (minimum age 6 years)

DATADATAS Cwebpage

Talk by

Jácome Armas

Jácome (Jay) Armas is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, Institute of Physics, and coordinator of the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena. He studied at Trinity College Dublin as well as KU Leuven and completed his masters at the University of Cambridge. Following a PhD at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Bern and Université Libre de Bruxelles. Armas holds degrees in engineering, mathematics, philosophy and theoretical physics.

His research currently focuses on different aspects of string theory, black holes and fluid dynamics with applications to high-energy physics, astrophysics, hard, soft and biological matter. The connecting thread of his research is the application of string theory methods and techniques to solve problems in other areas of physics. He likes, in particular, to think about black holes in extra spacetime dimensions and the shapes that they can take.In addition to his research activities, Armas established Science & Cocktails, the international science outreach platform and event series. He is involved in various science outreach initiatives ranging from dance performances, through theatre plays, to art installations.

His new book, Conversations on Quantum Gravity, compiled over more than 10 years of mainly in-person interviews, is his gift to the physics community. The book addresses the question: how far are we from a theory of everything that combines all the forces of nature, including gravity? It’s a unique, readable overview that provides a gateway into cutting edge research for students and others who wish to engage with the open problem of quantum gravity.

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