Algorithms is a theatrical performance inspired from the life stories of migrant cab drivers that seem to drive a large part of the population in urban cities. The lure and appeal of the app-based economy drive the exodus of semi-skilled workers -from neighboring towns and conventional jobs- leading to a new way of looking at the future of work in cities. The performance takes a closer peek into the lives of the drivers, who are as controlled by the app as the passengers and allows spectators to encounter this technology-mediated world in fragments and experience the impact that it has on privacy, freedom, choice and the human connection.
Photography: Richa Bhavanam
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Preview: The Times of India
Story: ET Prime
Performers: Mayura Baweja, Savitha B., Sambhaji Shivaji Sasane, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, Varun Kainth, Vidya Shanker Mishra, Vishal Patil
Dramaturg: Mayura Baweja
Field Research Assistance: Raghavendra Acharya
Advisor on Research: Aditi Surie – Senior Researcher, IIHS
Transcript: Naheed Akhtar, Megha Yalegar, Noel Samson, Tanvi Rao
Kannada Translation: Sathwik N.N.
Production Manager: Nuhar Bansal
Projection and Poster Design: Sudarshan K.
Sound Design: Nikhil Nagaraj
Set Design and Execution: Sridhar Murthy, Manasa Raj
Movement Director: Anirudh Roy
Light Design: Partha S.
Costume Design: Gauri Kokatay
Visuals: Sudharshan K., Sundareswaran S.
Direction Interns: Architakamal Mitra, Sumit Kumar
Backstage: Shashank M.C.
Make-up Artists: Ramakrishna N.K. and Tilak Raj
Asst. Director: Vishnu Narain
Producer: Vivek Madan
Written and Directed by Chanakya Vyas