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Research on the Scienartist’s Scienart Experiment

Bella Dai

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 11:12:13 pm

@ belladaiyunlang

Abstract

This is a research on the Scienartist Annie Abrahams and one example of her scienartistic experiment called Angry Women. Scienartist (probably created by me) here refers to people who work with science and art. The experiment was set in the ‘third space’ and conducted with a group of female participates. I concluded my research with open questions. 

Research

We, human rely on Read more →

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Good questions! You might considering trying to answer them, particularly the one about how this form of expression is not typical of our social media interactions. You remember we discussed how we filter ourselves on social media. Do you think Angry Women is unfiltered and so perhaps there is a greater range of expressivity? You asked great questions, which is very important, but I would like to know what you think about these questions.

Everyone's got a Dark Side.

Daphne Ngatimin

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 10:18:35 pm

@ Daphne Ngatimin

Annie Abrahams was born in the Netherlands and has been based in France since 1985. She holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Utrecht and is a graduate in fine arts from the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Arnhem. Annie Abrahams’s work reflects on the idea of networking technologies as well as installations and performances in physical space. Read more →

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Excellent Daphne! You perfectly captured the intent of Annie Abrahams' work and in particular Angry Women. I was really glad to see you make the comparison to our study of Facebook identity management, and how essentially Abrahams is trying to break free of that kind of clean control, as you point out, to explore the messier side of human behavior on the Internet. Great job.

Alter Ego: Choose

Jocelyn

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 09:39:55 pm

@ hello

For this Microproject, we were asked to express our alter ego. I imagine myself to be able to afford the time of day to choose which mode I want to live my life in, whether it is in black and white, in full colour or in slow motion. In my video, I explore my ability to take my time to Read more →

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Video Selfie: Playing god

Tan Xiang Rei

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

@ REI

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 →

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Spot Me

Zhen Qi

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 07:08:51 pm

@ zhenqi

As an ambivert, there are often times in which I hope to escape from a certain situation or location when there is an overwhelming number of people. However, sometimes due to the constraints of the situation, I am forced to stay there. As such, in this 1minute selfie, the effect provided perfectly portrays me as a person during Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
wow I love this! especially when the door slammed, makes the situation feel very realistic and somehow shocking.

pft...

Zhen Qi

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 06:19:56 pm

@ zhenqi

“Annie Abrahams develops what she calls an aesthetics of trust and attention and creates situations meant to reveal messy and sloppy sides of human behaviour, where she traps reality and so makes that reality available for thought.” 

In her work utilising video, performance and the internet, Annie Abrahams  strives to question the limitations and possibilities of Read more →

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Very good! You are right, Annie Abrahams presents an unfiltered view of human behavior on the Internet by attempting to create interactions that allow participants to move beyond their everyday constraints, such as in Angry Women. I am curious to know how you would respond to participating in such an experiment, do you think it would be an effective way of seeing social online interactions in a new way?

Video Selfie - A Weird Side of Me

Daphne Ngatimin

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

@ Daphne Ngatimin

https://vimeo.com/261086065

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

https://youtu.be/ies7KhYfrBo

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.

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[EI] Micro-Project #9: Video Selfie

Francesca

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

@ Francesca

https://youtu.be/jM6rvEtdD4g

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 →

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Social Broadcasting // Social Art

ROS FARZANA

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 →

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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?!