January 01, 2018

Unity Engine, Kinect,Particle System, Game Design

Role: Integrated Technology and Code

Project Description

A collaboration between American, German, and Chinese theater artists and interactive technology designers, #HashtagProject translates online social interactions into an immersive and surprising live performance event where the audience is making the decisions about what happens next. Or are they…

Algorithms drive our online lives. They helps us connect with new friends and old, help us discover music we didn’t know we love, and connect with like-minded people all over the globe. Algorithms are tailored to the information that we give them, supposedly we choose how they work for us, but at some point they start to make choices for us in the name of convenience: our music, our news, etc. We become passive actors in the choices of our own lives. When does that happen? Are we aware of it when it does? And does this acquiescence to the trends of the day lead us towards more extreme views of the world rather than inclusive ones?


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  • 2018 Work-in-progress presentation: Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 Devising Workshop on Governors Island, NYC
  • 2016 Devising Workshop on Governors Island, NYC


  • Collaborators/Creators: Jonathan David Martin, Zoey Martinson, Nikolaus Schneider, Brina Stinehelfer
  • Direction: Zoey Martinson
  • Creative Producer: Jonathan David Martin
  • Integrated Technology and Code: Xinyao Wang
  • Projection Design: Lianne Arnold
  • Animation: Dara Hamidi
  • Original Music: Matthew Nielson
  • Stage Manager: Josephine Ronga


Development of #HashtapProject is made possible through the generous support a Theatre Communications Group's Global Connections grant and a Jerome Foundation's Travel and Study grant.

Producers: Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative (USA) and Per Aspera Productions (Berlin)

Video Documentation

Made by @Yao