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Video Selfie: Playing god

Tan Xiang Rei

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 07:56:56 pm


So we were tasked to record a alter ego of ourself.  For me one thing that I have been wanting to do for a long time is to cut my hair into a pixie cut and dye it. But my mom strongly disapproves of it (and I need a place to sleep) so I haven’t been able to do it. Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project

Video Selfie - A Weird Side of Me

Daphne Ngatimin

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 04:45:06 pm

@ Daphne Ngatimin

For my video selfie, I decided to go a bit ‘old-school’ and to play around with one of the effect photobooth offers on the mac (childhood things of my generation). I decided to do something my best friend and I usually do when we are lounging at home, as we play a song, somewhat dance and sing along with extra Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
I love this though!! This is so cute haha

Introducing: The Revolutionary InterFace

Bella Dai

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 04:33:01 pm

@ belladaiyunlang

Singapore —21 March 2028—ME today announced the revolutionary InterFace, featuring a completely redesigned stunning new user interface, will be available starting, March 25 to all users as a free software update.

Categories: Micro-Project

[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?