A new kind of keynote experience.
Part performance, part satire, part dystopian parable of our times: the Black Operative Department talks attempt to understand the technologies, society and businesses of the present by imagining them in a chilling near-future, a future that is always five years away from now.
The Black Operatives Department is a fictional, clandestine, innovation agency created by Marcus John Henry Brown.
Who are the Black Operatives Talks for?
The Black Operative Department talks are aimed at intermediate to advanced audiences looking to experience something extraordinary. They have been written with conferences, festivals and business events in mind. They cover a wide range of technology related themes and as well as broader cultural subjects.
What people say about the talks
In the future, everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes.
“You might get speakers who are thrilled about the modern age, and you might get those who warn you about it. But you won’t find anyone who delivers a dystopia as engaging, entertaining, thoughtful and incredibly well told as Marcus John Henry Brown does. You’ll not simply get a talk, you’ll get a show.”
“Ask Marcus John Henry Brown to perform one of his brillant talks about the dark future of technology and prepare to have your mind blown. He is a Cassandra-like performer who plays with fictitious dystopian scenarios, many of which have already become a reality. His talks are hyper-entertaining, mind-twisting and utterly brilliant.”
“A talk from Marcus is nothing short of extraordinary. In fact it’s not a talk, it’s a beautifully crafted piece of theatre. Marcus’ contribution to Silicon Beach 2016 exceeded all of my expectations and left the audience dumbfounded and lost for words. He cleverly intertwined two narratives to stitch together a vision of a future we might not want but we might well be careering towards.”
or die trying
Interested in putting dystopia at the heart of innovation and booking a Black Operatives Department talk for your conference, festival or business event? Simply fill out this form to find out more.
About Marcus John Henry Brown
Born the son of lorry driving Scotsman, Marcus moved to Germany in 1993 having studied Art & Social context at Dartington College of Arts. He has over 24 years of professional experience and spends his time answering questions for big brands, consultancies, agencies as well as small to medium sized businesses.