Feed: A dystopian tale
Feed is a novel by American writer M.T. Anderson, a dystopic story of a world in which characters have the ‘feed’ (internet) wired into their brains.Thieves are working on a world first stage production. The narrative is inextricably bound to technology–
the characters live primarily in a virtual world. It is a dehumanised future, where humans are merely commodities. But what happens when that world breaks down? What happens if you resist the feed? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feed_(Anderson_novel).
Thieves have been successful in gaining funding from the Australia Council's Literature Board to work on the script, and from the Regional Arts Fund to work with actors developing the interactions with the technology.
Thieves are working with Transience's Dave Jones http://www.tranisence.com.au who recently was awarded an Australia Council Creative Fellowship to work on Feed and other projects.
His description of the technical intricacies of Feed can be found here: http://theartofdave.blogspot.com.au
The latest feed promo is here https://vimeo.com/70453723