PEDRO REYES: Manufacturing Mischief
Los robots no lloran (Robots Don’t Cry) is an adaptation for Mexico of the puppet show titled Manufacturing Mischief, created by Pedro Reyes during his teaching engagement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he offered a class titled “The Reverse Engineering of Warfare: Challenging Technooptimism and Reimagining the Defense Sector.” The course explored the interplay of imperialism, armed interventions, popular entertainment and the global imbalances created by the West’s fixation on technological advancement. The class resulted in this production which incorporates creative enactments of the actual facts and the (often unasked) ethical questions faced by society today.