Computation has played a notable role in contemporary performance, a trend that has paired with the emersion of intermediality. A look at a few historical examples along with an evaluation of more recent research suggests that the notion of algorithm may provide a new approach to the dichotomy between media and performance. From the systems that aim to facilitate the interoperability of content in performance to the seminal distinction between content structures and control structures, it is possible to foresee a new perspective on the relation between algorithms and drama.

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