Live and Local

Multi-Media Theatre Piece “The Demo” Debuts in Urbana


In December 1968, an obscure California scientist gave a ninety-minute demonstration of much that would come to define modern computing: videoconferencing, hyperlinks, digital text editing and something called a “mouse.” Composers Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill and their collaborators have made a hybrid theater piece called The Demo, which they’ll present in Urbana Friday night. I’ll talk with Neill and director Bob McGrath on the Tuesday edition of “Live and Local.”