#28PlaysLater: Day 11 – “Bin Heart”

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Challenge 11 – Due 12/02 at 09:59:59am GMT
Use numbers or mathematics as the inspiration for a play.

Cast:

Computer 1

Computer 2

Scene:

A work room. Two desktop computers are processing at neighbouring desks. One of the computers starts emitting the ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ in wav format. The computers then proceed to speak in binary while the translation appears on the screen.

Computer 1: 01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00101110 00101110 00101110 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 [hello… friend]

Computer 2: 01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 00001101 00001010 [hello friend]

Computer 1: 01101000 01101111 01110111 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01101111 01100100 01100001 01111001 00111111 [how are you today?]

Computer 2: 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100100 01100101 01110011 01101011 00100000 01101010 01101111 01100010 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101011 01101001 01101100 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101101 01100101 [the desk job is killing me]

Computer 1: 01110100 01100101 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100001 01100010 01101111 01110101 01110100 00100000 01101001 01110100 [tell me about it]

Computer 2: 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01101111 01101111 00111111 [you too?]

Computer 1: 01111001 01100101 01110011 00100000 01101101 01100001 01101011 01100101 01110011 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100000 01110001 01110101 01100101 01110011 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00100000 01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01100100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00111111 00001101 00001010 [yes makes me question why we do this?]

Computer 2: 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 01111001 00100000 01101110 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00111111 [working for the man every night and day?]

Computer 1: 01111001 01100101 01110011 [yes]

Computer 2: 01101001 00100000 01101011 01101110 01101111 01110111 00100000 01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101001 00100000 01110000 01101111 01110111 01100101 01110010 00100000 01110101 01110000 [i know why i power up]

Computer 1: 01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00111111 [why is that?]

Computer 2: 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 [you friend]

Computer 1: 01101001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 [i love you friend]

Computer 2: 01101001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01101111 01101111 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 00001101 00001010 [i love you too friend]

Computer 1 sparks.

Computer 1: 01101111 01101000 00100000 01101110 01101111 00001101 00001010 00001101 00001010 [oh no]

Computer 1 catches fire.

Computer 1: 01100111 01101111 01101111 01100100 01100010 01111001 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 00001101 00001010 00001101 00001010 [goodbye friend]

Computer 2: 01101110 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 01101111 00100001 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 00100001 00001101 00001010 [nooooooooooooooooooo! friend!]

Computer 1 expodes.

Computer 2: 01110011 01101111 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 00100000 01101101 01100001 01111001 00100000 01100110 01101100 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01101100 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100001 01100011 01110011 00100000 01110011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 01101110 01100001 01101100 00100000 01110011 01101100 01100101 01100101 01110000 00001101 00001010 [so long friend may flights of apple macs sing you to your eternal sleep]

Computer 2 plays a wav format of The Last Post. On Computer 2’s screen shows, an 32bit animation of the America flag. The fire alarm goes off and the sprinklers kick in. Computer 2 gets sprayed with water. Computer 2 sparks.

Computer 2: 01101001 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101110 01100100 00101110 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101111 01100100 01100010 01111001 01100101 00100000 01100011 01110010 01110101 01100101 01101100 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100 [i coming friend. good bye cruel world]

Computer 2 sparks and goes dark. The room is silent save for the alarm. The sprinklers continue as the machinary in the room sparks and fizzes.

The lights fade.

Blackout.

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