Boho

Science theatre company

Boho

Science theatre company

Sci­ence, art, theatre and big com­plex prob­lems col­lide when Boho appear. They help to bring sci­ence edu­ca­tion and under­stand­ing to the wider com­munity.

In this talk at TEDx­Can­ber­ra 2011, sci­ence theat­er group Boho demon­strate in “18 one-minute talks” that Com­plex­ity The­ory really can be under­stood by the aver­age per­son. Not only that, they bring to the fore a num­ber of glob­al issues and dis­cuss them in the con­text of com­plex sys­tems inter­ac­tion.

You have to see it to believe it!


Boho present inter­act­ive sci­ence-theatre, integ­rat­ing con­cepts from Com­plex Sys­tems dis­cip­lines with nar­rat­ive per­form­ance tech­nique to con­nect emo­tion­al and cog­nit­ive under­stand­ings of the world.

By mak­ing con­cepts from the sci­ences con­crete through struc­tures of sys­tems think­ing, they high­light the real-life con­sequences of seem­ingly abstract and dis­par­ate prin­ciples. Telling stor­ies about the indi­vidu­als and com­munit­ies affected by social phe­nom­ena, Boho for­ce audi­ences to emo­tion­ally appre­ci­ate the impact of their instinct­ive decision-mak­ing heur­ist­ics.

Boho enter­tain using char­ac­ter-based per­form­ance, lo- and hi-fi media art and live trom­bone to be inter­est­ing. A range of tech­niques fill their per­form­ances, includinge exper­i­ment­a­tion, fail­ure, re-eval­u­ation and pre­dic­tion to make it real.