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[EI] Micro-Project #9: Video Selfie


Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 09:38:30 am

@ Francesca

I am anonymous because I like the idea of being mysterious. I am fluid because I am adaptable to my situations.

As an extremely camera-shy person, I am uncomfortable appearing on camera. Hence, I am totally fine with the idea of personification. That aside, I also feel that staying anonymous exudes an air of mystery which I really like, hence I Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

Social Broadcasting // Social Art


Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 10:15:08 pm

@ Farz

Annie Abrahams is a Dutch performance artist specialising in video installations and internet based performances. As seen in Angry Women, her works are usually collective interaction. In her research article Trapped to Reveal, she thinks that ‘performances also reveal ordinary, vulnerable and messy aspects of human communication’. I feel that her work Angry Women really resonates with that statement, and I Read more →

Categories: Research
While I was glad to see you emphasize the idea of social broadcasting in your research critique, I think it would be helpful for you to define what is meant by social broadcasting, otherwise we are not quite sure how you are applying this term to the work of Annie Abrahams. Very good observation though on Abrahams work, particularly how she reveals the messiness in our online interactions. How would you feel about being part of such an experiment?!

an angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.


Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 08:22:25 pm

@ hello

An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness. -Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

This quote seems relevant to the work we analyse this week. Annie Abrabrams’s Angry Woman (2013) is a work done over the third space, where she invited 22 other women of different nationalities to be on an online platform where they all Read more →

Categories: Research
You raise some interesting issues about Angry Women, in terms of how the work allows them to full express a broad range of emotion. However, how is this different from our Facebook and social interactions, which we have discussed as being more managed and controlled? This is a question you might want to consider. Also note that "Entanglements" is the new work she is preparing for the Symposium, and while it uses similar techniques as Angry Women, it is important to note it is a different piece. Many good observations here and glad to see you bring in some independent research.

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

Tan Yue Ling

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 03:06:24 pm

@ MoonlingGraphics

[ On S O C I A L  B R O A D C A S T I N G ]

|| In Angry Women (2013) by Annie Abrahams, female participants had their webcam screens lined up in a 4×3 grid and vocalised their anger in front of the camera. This entire project involved 24 participants, and none of them knew Read more →

Categories: Research
You are absolutely right, the work of Annie Abrahams points to a way of using social media in an entirely different manner, as you point out, to forge online relationships that might be more genuine. I would like to know what would would our interactions look like if they were more genuine and why is it that this is so difficult to achieve? You are right, it is not glamorous, it is not the side we want to show, but you are indicating it is important... why is it important? We should discuss this question further in class. Good job, you raise lots of good questions!

What is a desktop?

Elizabeth Quek

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 01:36:11 pm

@ A blog for Liz

I guess anything that can be customized would reflect your own personality.

you can see the educational ‘Ambook’ icon, which is an e book, I had a you tube converter, and many other apps that I used in school, its a real mouthful to explain them all.  I guess in a way its, a reflection of how I don’t take to Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

Internet rage

Elizabeth Quek

Monday, Mar 19, 2018 - 10:01:06 pm

@ A blog for Liz

The Artwork

Title: Angry Woman

Artist: Annie Abrahams

There is a total of 5 videos in the series Angry Woman made by Annie Abraham. In the first two videos 24 women of different nationalities would express their anger on camera at home, in their own language. The next two videos feature the women expressing their anger on camera in a single language, number Read more →

Categories: Research
Very detailed and careful work on the study of Angry Women. This is the kind of research I like to see, revealing the specifics of the work and then discussing them. Glad to see you attempt a definition of social broadcasting, but as posted on this week's syllabus, there is a more expanded meaning which we will discuss further in class tonight.

[EI] Annie Abrahams - Angry Women


Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 - 02:22:42 am

@ Francesca

‘Angry Women’ is a video installation by Annie Abrahams and 22 other women of different nationalities. This project features these women reflecting on their anger and irritation, then expressing these raw emotions in their native language in front of their webcams. The performance will come to an end when every single angry thought has left the women and this Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Very good observation that Angry Women is an example of DIWO, because as you point out, the participatory element of the groups interactions are essential to the work. And yes, unlike our everyday social media interactions, Angry Women is unfiltered and allows the expressions of raw human emotions, something we don't ordinarily do on Facebook or other social media. Isn't it true that the important artists go against the grain in order to make us see the world, even our virtual world, in an entirely new way?

Angry Women - Review


Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 - 06:10:47 pm

@ f e l ❍

Annie Abrahams is a Dutch performance artist/curator who uses different means of communication via the online platform to examine and test out the potential and boundaries of social communication between humans regardless of distance or time zone differences. One of the perks of mass media is that it warrants interconnectivity, uniting people from all over the globe Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
You raise some very interesting points about our online interactions, how through social media we have the potential to break down cultural barriers, perhaps even stereotypes and racial inequalities. But do we do this, or do we tend to confine ourselves to our own friends and groups with commonalities. Angry Women, it is true, is an attempt to break the stereotype, in this case of women, allowing them to freely vent their anger and frustration, something women are taught not to do in the public space. So you raise some good issues, however, I would like to see more detail about the work, as well as references to the readings. But I recognize your effort to grapple with the important issues.

Are We Social?

Nadiah Raman

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 - 02:38:49 am

@ ♡♡♡♡♡

Social broadcasting is the future of traditional medias such as the television and newspaper.

The broadcasting of video, text and pictures directly to an intended audience through social media channels such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and other channels as opposed to traditional channels such as radio, TV and print.

Above is the exact definition of social broadcasting. Most social media platforms are Read more →

Categories: Research
Nadiah, you might want to take a look at my description of social broadcasting on this week's syllabus page, where the definition is more expanded and specific to multiple participants in the broadcast space. This is why, as you point out, that Angry Women is a good example of social broadcasting, because it takes place in a shared, networked broadcast space, or the third space as we have called it. While you have a very good overall description of Angry Women, it would be helpful to point out some of the detail of the work, the way in which the women are using the medium to vent their anger, and how this is vastly different from the way we normally use social media, in which as we have discussed, is often controlled, filtered, and highly managed.

MY Desktop MY Life

Cecilia HyunJae Cho

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 - 11:39:03 am


The screenshot shown above is an unfiltered, genuine depiction of my desktop at the present moment. As you can see the files have yet to be organized and usually end up organized either at the end of every month or the end of the semester. This desktop is the evidence of post-cleaning. I generally like to keep my files out Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project