Boom Chicago’s first production after our 25th anniversary continues the tradition of technologically innovative shows. In 2000, Boom Chicago brought cameras, screens, and live internet into the theater. Live at the Leidseplein, Your Privacy Is Our Business established Boom Chicago as an early, global pioneer of technology in a comedy show.
In 2006 Me, MySpace and iPod furthered the boundaries of technology, and the show was hailed by, among others, Henk van Gelder from the NRC Handelsblad: ‘Boom Chicago has created an entire new form of theater, call it digital comedy.’ With Social Media Circus in 2011, the Boom Chicago cast addressed the global phenomenon of social media and how it would transform our society.
Andrew Moskos, artistic director and co-founder: ‘We are at the cusp of a new revolution: Data-driven automation will disrupt work, life, health and love. It holds the promise of pleasure and freedom, while also contributing to isolation, fear and mass unemployment. Or none of this will happen because technology never delivers on its promises.’
Technology and Creativity:
This is our most exciting and ambitious show yet with three exciting technology partners. Nodes Agency, Data Science Labs and Botnik each created artificial intelligence technology for a different piece in the show. Read more about our Technology Partners.
Book your tickets to Boom Chicago’s new sketch and improv comedy show and see tomorrow, today: The Future Is Here… And It Is Slightly Annoying!
Our Technology Partners
Boom Chicago has always loved the combination of creativity and technology. This is our most exciting and ambitious show yet with exciting technology partners Nodes Agency, Data Science Labs and Botnik.
Nodes Agency designed the Artificial Intelligence for our robot scene. The challenge was to create a robot could stay on a topic and come up with lines that were helpful in the scene. That’s tough for an AI who doesn’t know what is exactly funny. Nodes is also a digital leader in voice, app development and digital consultancy
Data Science Lab developed the facial recognition technology reader that shows similarities between audience members and celebrities. They are also specialists with tooling and applications with data science.
Botnik developed AI for our song lyrics technology. They specialize in using AI to come up with language, lyrics and text. Click here to see more including their AI created music project called the Songularity.