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A Political Story of Movement
Live Performance

U+1f440 (formerly bubblesort) is a generative music and performance art project started by Angela Washko and Jesse Stiles in 2017. U+1f440 performs live electronic music and visuals using custom code and interactive electronics. Using existing politically charged texts as source material - we train machine learning algorithms on manifestos from a variety of ideological perspectives, testimonies from sexual predators who are serving on the Supreme Court, speeches by feminist heroes, books by controversial dolphin-loving visionaries and more to produce poetic and dream-like computer-generated lyrics.

This video was made from documentation of our performance at The Glitterbox Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on June 22, 2019.