The MIT MEDIA LAB is best known for shocking the world with next-level innovations like e-ink and the $100 laptop. But now it's teamed up with the American Repertory Theater, a former Poet Laureate, and an international team of creatives to produce an "Opera of the Future" based on a storyboard that will be familiar to anyone who read last week's cover story on RAY KURZWEIL: a 60-year-old man yearns for immortality, figures out how to download himself into an internet-like network called The System, and then "his entire house comes to life around his family and friends."
AMANDA PALMER swore us to secrecy last month, but now that the cat's coming out of the bag (when the ART reveals its fall schedule tomorrow morning), we can tell you that Amanda has signed on to star as the Emcee in an American Repertory Theatre production of CABARET to be staged in September at Club Oberon in Harvard Square, the same place she kicked off her ill-fated Evelyn Evelyn tour just weeks ago
We're going to start this off with a huge tease. The biggest news
to come out of our interview with AMANDA PALMER can't be printed --
yet. But we'll let this much slip: you're going to be seeing a lot more
of her in the Boston area this fall, in a role you've never seen her play before, which may also be the role she was born for.