Kat Mustatea is a playwright and technologist whose tech-native storytelling stretches theater into the digital age. She has written plays of transformation and hybridity in which people turn into lizards, a woman has a sexual relationship with a swan, and a one-eyed cyclops tries to fit into Manhattan society by getting a second eye surgically implanted in his head. Her TED talk examines AI systems as a form of puppetry, and she speaks and writes frequently about the intersection of cutting edge technology and art. Her most recent language-based digital performance, VOIDOPOLIS, won the 2020 Arts and Letters “Unclassifiable” Prize for Literature, was a finalist for the Chautauqua Janus Prize, and received a literary grant from the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation. It was an official selection at the New Images Festival Paris, has been exhibited internationally (The Grid: Exposure Festival, ELO-Electronic Literature Organization), and premiered at Ars Electronica 2021 in the form of an AR book that disappears.

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