Upcoming show for the 2016 Fringe! Got the smartphone blues? Stand-up poet Dan Simpson focuses his high-speed fuzzy logic on the screens and machines that rule over our lives. As the robots rise and deep learning AIs threaten to take over the world – how will humanity survive? An hour of emoji poetry, selfie stick performance, and computerised comedy from BBC / Glastonbury wordslinger Dan Simpson.
6-24 August, 6.20pm Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LG Help Kickstart the show!
23 Submarines is inspired by the three wrecks of World War I submarines which lie on the banks of the River Medway. Led by performance poet Dan Simpson, the poetry strand commissioned six local poets to compose new poems responding to these stories and objects.
Dan is leading workshops for emerging writers, local residents, and families. The output of these will form the basis of an outdoor poetry trail across Medway’s five town centres, leading into the libraries. Local writers will take part in library ‘open mic’ performance nights.