Blood Policy & Aphids’ Computer Boy is a puppet with a 12-inch LCD screen for a face. Sometimes he is alive,other times he’s the kind of zombie we’d expect from fat, DVD fed children. Using contemporary performance, puppetry and machinima animation, Computer Boy is created within the 3D virtual environment of sandbox-style games like Grand Theft Auto, and evokes our culture’s anxiety about a younger generation’s increasing immersion in – and dependence on – virtual worlds. With an original score made with video game consoles by renowned electronic composer DJ TR!P, Computer Boy is a sensationalised popular media story about the cult of youth degeneracy. Presented by Carriageworks and Performance Space.

Image: ©Blood Policy Computer Boy, 2012
Photo: Bryony Jackson, WhoaaMariaa7, Willoh S.Weiland