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'The Passing' - guest talk from Marcus John Henry Brown (part of BU's Global BUzz Europe event)

Bournemouth University

Friday, 8 December 2017 at 16:30 (GMT)

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The Passing - guest talk by Marcus John Henry Brown

Part of Bournemouth University's Global BUzz Europe event

Date: Friday 8th December 2017

Time:  4:30pm - 5:30pm (arrival is from 4:00pm for a 4:30pm start)

Location: Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB

Event Description

On Friday 8th December 2017, we will be hosting a special FREE event that celebrates European culture at Bournemouth University. The event will be an opportunity to hear about student experience of those who are from mainland Europe who have helped enrich the our global learning community in Bournemouth. 

As part of this event, we will be hosting a guest talk entitled 'The Passing', by the amazing Marcus John Henry Brown. We call it a talk, but it is more of a performance and is something not to be missed!


The Passing

The Passing asks the audience to imagine a much better future than the one the performance describes and asks them to have a long hard think about the trajectory our society and how our relationship with technology, media and how the never-ending cult of influence is propelling us towards something darker than we have ever known before. The Passing asks the audience to reconsider their subservience addiction.

The Coalition ballroom was packed with four hundred noisy fithteen-year-olds. Johnston hated every single one of them. His brand had been slowly slipping for years and this once successful beamter had been reduced to giving the adult introduction seminar to children on the eve of their Passing. Had he not be loyal? Had he not consumed double, no, triple the recommended dosage of Brandsulin and Flucermol? Had he not tried harder than anyone to build his personal brand? 

Johnston stepped out onto the stage and remained quite motionless until he was quite sure that he had their undivided attention.

Set in 2059, The Passing is a performance that explores a society designed by advertising executives, biochemists, spies, startups and fashion bloggers: the worst possible people to take on building a better world for us all to live in. The Passing describes a future where too much time and trust have been placed in the products of middle-upper-class white men: The Coalition.

Marcus John Henry Brown The Black Operatives Department Silicon Beach 2017


These men came for us: first, they came for our labour, then they came for our money, then they came for our attention and now they’re demanding our obedience. They teased us with the tools for fame, fortune and influence but they hooked us up to compliance and control. In their world “shopping is freedom” and influence is king, currency and law. They’ve built products such as Hot Homes to imprison us, Bradnsulin and Flucermol to sedate us and created a nanotech chemical algorithm called RACHEL – the one algorithm to rule us all.


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When & Where

Allsebrook Lecture Theatre
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom

Friday, 8 December 2017 at 16:30 (GMT)

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