User Not Found
Social Media Technologies as Immersive Performance *Winner of the Fringe Groundbreaker Award 2018
“Even in the era of cybermodels, what the mind feels like is still, as the ancients imagined it, an inner space – like a theatre – in which we picture, and it is these pictures that allow us to remember. The problem is not that people remember through photographs, but that they remember only the photographs.” - Susan Sontag
“The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology" - Marshall McLuhan

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Department of Film, Theatre and Television,
Minghella Studios,
University of Reading
Whiteknights,
Reading,
RG6 6AQ

Minghella Building, University of Reading

Please email:

Professor Lib Taylor: l.j.taylor@reading.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Jeffery: lucy.jeffery@reading.ac.uk

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Over the summer and autumn of 2018, Dante or Die will be touring the UK performing User Not Found. On this page you will find reviews of their performances. 
User Not Found was the 2018 winner of The Wee Review Fringe Groundbreaker Award
Claire Wood: ‘A site-specific piece in the Jeelie Piece cafe, which made excellent use of sound in combination with technology to pose questions about digital legacy. We all had phones on our laps, with “pictures” synced with the story, as well as live acting. Very smart.’
Please click on the links to read reviews of User Not Found 
**** Andrezej Lukowski, Sunday 5 August: Time Out
****Rachel Hickman, Sunday 5 August: The Wee Review
****Tim Bano, Monday 6 August: The Stage
****Kate Wyver, Tuesday 7 August: The Guardian
****Lyn Gardner, Wednesday 8 August: The Independent
****Sarah Crompton, Wednesday 8 August: WhatsOnStage
***** – – – – – Wednesday 8 August: The Reviews Hub
****Emily Jupp, Thursday 9 August: iNews: The Essential Daily Briefing
****David Kettle, Thursday 9 August: TheLIST
**** – – – – – EdFestMag
****Joseph Winer, Tuesday 14 August: A Younger Theatre
**** Maxie Szalwinska, Sunday 19 August: The Sunday Times

 

Szalwinska from The Sunday Times: “Dante or Die’s User not Found (Traverse at Jeelie Piece Cafe ★★★★) is that rare thing, a piece of theatre that knows how to make use of headphones and mobiles. Terry is the unexpected executor of his ex’s online legacy. What to do with 33,000 tweets? Chris Goode’s script handles mourning and technology with fingertip lightness.”

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