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Hello World!


Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 - 02:46:11 pm

@ Jasmine

Hello World! is a work by artist Christopher Baker where he compiles over 5000 videos of different individuals speaking to an imagined audience from their private spaces onto a single screen as an installation to talk about participative media and the human desire to be heard. He is inspired by the interconnectivity present in our world today, where we might Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good point about whether or not Hello World constitutes the third space. When people are unable to communication with one another, and furthermore, when they are speaking asychronously, that is, not at the same time, is this the third space? We should discuss this class. However, the focus of this particular research critique was on the "collective artwork," so that is where you want to direct your assessment. Also, be sure and incorporate some aspect of the reading in your research critique, which was to re-read the section on the Collective Artwork from my Open Source Studio essay.

No Limit No Restriction: Online Collaborative Sentence

Daphne Ngatimin

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 - 01:29:57 am

@ Daphne Ngatimin

The World’s Longest Collaborative Sentence (1994) by Douglas Davis. 

Born in Washington DC 1933, Douglas Davis was an artist, critic, professor and author. He played an active role in the field of contemporary art since 1960. One of his first few artwork, he set up a live satellite performance through the use of interactive technology as a medium for art Read more →

Categories: Research
Very good piece, excellent research, and great description of the work. I would have liked to have seen you though comment on how this is an example of a "collective artwork," and to use a reference/quotation from the assigned chapter on the Collective Artwork from my essay Open Source Studio. However, you presented a very compelling analysis of the work, it's contents, and the collective process of users from around the world able to collaborate on a single sentence. And good research for uncovering Douglas Davis' earlier work using satellite technology.

Telematic Embrace: Adobe Connect Experience


Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 - 01:14:42 am

@ hello

So this past week we tried using adobe connect in class! Adobe connect allowed us to be in the first space and third space at the same time, since we were doing the adobe connect activity in class, and we could see each other physically and virtually.

We completed little tasks that Randall Packer set for us: align your fingers with Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Very good account of the process of negotiation and collaboration in the third space of Adobe Connect.

Across 'Borders' - Telematic Embrace

Daphne Ngatimin

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 10:34:16 pm

@ Daphne Ngatimin

Introduced to the world of Adobe Connect, it was the first time I have heard and experienced this application. In class, we experimented and immersed ourselves into the Third space as a team.

We talked about emotional bandwidth expanded over the years, from simple texting, to calling, to Facetime and social broadcasting. Through the development of this, we are able to Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Very good account of how we were using negotiation, connection, and compromise to coordinate our actions in the third space.

Hello World!

Nadiah Raman

Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 01:13:26 pm

@ ♡♡♡♡♡

“Hello World!” or: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP LISTENING AND LOVE THE NOISE  is a video installation piece put together by Christopher Baker in 2012. First-time video diaries of over 5000 people all over the world taken from Facebook and Youtube are stitched together on a large screen as seen in the image above.

From afar, it just looks like blinks of Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent! And you made good uses of the essay on Collective Narrative to argue your points. That is precisely the goal of the research critique. Yes, Christopher Baker, somewhat ironically, assembles hundreds of YouTube videos to bring everyone's voices together, however, those voices seem to get lost in a sea of personal stories. The question is then how personal are those stories when they get lost in the collective mix? That is an important question being asked and you did a great job analyzing the work.

The Telegarden Review


Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 02:25:23 am

@ f e l ❍

The Telegarden – Directed by both Ken and Joseph, is a telerobotic garden displayed through an online platform that acquiesces users to interact and connect with the garden. Inspired mainly by the internet, through a small screen, one will see what looks like an industrial robotic arm who takes your biddings.

The interaction Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Good research! You captured much of the intent of the artist Ken Goldberg in creating a new form of gardening at a distance through what is called "telepresence," meaning being present at a distance. I am curious if you think that Goldberg was attempting to forecast a new kind of gardening technique, or whether there is a certain irony here that with the Internet we have come to distance ourselves from nature and gardening. I would also urge you to consider how this work fits into our study of the "collective narrative." Given that Telegarden is essentially an online community garden, which tend to be very social in nature, how he transposed in this work the collective nature of the community garden to the Internet. Of course, the use of chat is an important ingredient of that.

[EI] Reading 3: Telegarden (1995) by Ken Goldberg


Sunday, Feb 04, 2018 - 12:01:36 am

@ Francesca

The singular activity of a very personal form of individual expression, to a collective activity is highly collaborative: all publishable instantaneously to a global audience.

– Randall Packer, Open Source Studio, IEEE Spectrum, 2015

The Telegarden is an art installation headed by Ken Goldberg, a professor who specialises in industrial engineering and operation research. This project enables web users Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent! You made some very important observations, particularly your comment about how we seek instant gratification in the online experience, whereas the Telegarden suggests slowing down to the pace of a growing plant. It also suggests how the Internet, despite its virtual nature, can embrace real nature and show us how care and feeding is also important in the online space. Your essay is very well researched and written. Excellent.

Everytime We Touch, I Get This Feeling.

Tan Yue Ling

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 - 11:41:37 pm

@ Moonling Graphics

|| This week during class, we all got on Adobe Connect (it was my first time using this software ever), and immersed ourselves into the Third Space together.

We discussed about how the emotional bandwidth (the quality of emotional exchange between two individuals) of texting is significantly different from that of video calling or social broadcasting since we are able to Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Excellent review of the project and application of such important skills as negotiation and compromise.

Telematic Embrace, Together but Not

Elizabeth Quek

Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 - 06:57:46 pm

@ A blog for Liz

Mirco-Project 3 

The review

During lesson, our class went through what was coined the ‘telematic embrace’.

During the lesson we held a online conference on Adobe Connect. Then we were asked to do a few tasks in front of our web cams. From where we sat, we could all see most of our classmates undergo each task rather differently, resulting in a wall Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Excellent review of the project and the concept of negotiation. Can you check to see if there is some reason why your images are broken? It's always good to check your post to see if everything is working correctly. It may be because you linked to the Drobpox folder, which is not public. Thanks.

[EI] Micro-Project #3: Telematic Embrace


Saturday, Feb 03, 2018 - 05:11:32 pm

@ Francesca

I am sure that all of us are no stranger to web-conferencing platforms such as Skype and Google Hangouts. Therefore, the experience of seeing one another through a screen in real time is something that we are familiar with.

However, what is out of the norm for me is the fact that I have never been in a video conference with Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Excellent to see you pointing out why it is so difficult to be in the first and third space simultaneously. This project performance in both spaces is certainly revealing!