The work we do is made unique by the input of each individual into what might be called a system for making performances. It is a system for making individual performances. The individuals and the individual performances are certainly worth putting on film.
The ideal way to do this would be to have a camera and sound crew for at least a part of each workshop, so each would be about making a small piece of a larger structure. Workshops are held weekly and for the next two weeks, on Monday 29 August and Monday 5 September, at Lot23, from 5pm-9pm.
If you would like to help make this a reality and work with us on a film, especially if you have the technical ability and perhaps want or need the experience, please contact me here or email@example.com
Quantum computers work by storing and processing information at the most microscopic level. For instance, if you have an electron, you could call an electron spinning out like this zero, you could call an electron spinning like that one, and you could call an electron spinning like that zero and one at the same time, which is the primary feature of quantum computation. A quantum bitÔÇöqubitÔÇöcan be zero and one at the same time; this is where quantum computers gain their power over classical computers. …There is a special-purpose quantum computer, a quantum annealer, that’s made by a DÔÇĹWave. This is a commercial device, and now a number of people have bought them. Lockheed Martin has bought a DÔÇĹWave computer, Google and NASA have bought them, the Army is buying some of them. They’re buying them because they’re very interesting devices. Nobody understands exactly what’s going on inside them. They’re doing things that are quite mysterious in their own quantum mechanical way, because being mysterious is a quantum mechanical thing….D-Wave went along and built it … When they built it, it was indeed true that it didn’t behave in the way that you wanted it to behaveÔÇöstaying in the lowest energy state throughout the computation. It got excited to higher energy levels, but it still solves the hard problems. Why is this? Nobody knows….A few years ago, some friends of mine and I used a small quantum computer to simulate what happens in the process of time travel, because the theory of time travel is intrinsically quantum mechanical. If you want to find out what happens when you send a photon a few billionths of second backwards in time and have a try to kill its former self, well, we have experiment that tests to see what happens when you do that. … It turned out that one photon that tried to kill itself in the past always failed, because our quantum theory of time travel shows that you can’t go back and do something self-contradictory in the past, like kill your former self.