That Daisey has already effected change at Apple, at monitoring agencies, and in the public mind — and that he has revealed truths in part by manipulating them — poses fascinating questions about the rights and responsibilities of storytellers and reporters. It also issues a fundamental challenge to any of us who use digital technology. Daisey's goal is nothing less than total individual and cultural transformation: he wants us to "re-write our own code" around our beautiful, sleek devices, to see their moral dimension. In a world enamored of Apple's design, he urges us to understand that "the way in which a thing is made is part of the design itself."

THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS | by Mike Daisey | Performed by Brent Askari | Directed by Kent Stephens | Produced by Kent Stephens's Stage Force | at the Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth, NH | through July 2 | 603.819.5341

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