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Moment of Friday: 'Biomass Man' creator Megan Daalder sees into 'Black Mirror'
Moment of Friday: 'Biomass Man' creator Megan Daalder sees into 'Black Mirror'

As far as musicals go, "Eureka and the Biomass Man" revolves around a pretty unusual topic: a love story between a custodian named Eureka and a large blob of synthetic biological materials known as Biomass Man. There is singing and music and a 7-foot blob puppet. And it's all part of a performance staged by Megan Daalder at the Five Car Garage gallery in Santa Monica (which is, literally, a five-car garage). "The whole story takes place in 2100 when climate change has forced us to implement adaptive strategies, and synthetic biology is one of the strategies," Daalder says of her musical, which revolves around the biomass creature, who filters atmosphere pollutants,...

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