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The Telematic Embrace

Su Xian

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 03:19:04 am

@ Shu

This micro-project thrives on our ability to synthesise first and second space elements to construct by collaboration in a metaphysical third space. Through our desktop screens, we see a cohesive image of choreographed ideas. We are synchronising our actions in reality to interact with each other in the third space.

These scenes were screenshot during an interactive adobe connect session.

Our perception Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Good documentation and explanation of the project!


Bella Dai

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 12:11:47 am

@ belladaiyunlang

I would like to give a name to this screenshot, e-connect. A lot of things in our daily life are going “e” (Electronic) because of technology. For example, e-mail, e-ticket, e-commerce and etc.. Technology improves the quality and efficiency of our lives. Today, we are able to connect with each other easily in the third space which the technology creates. Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
I am so glad you recognize the importance of negotiation. Without that all important key word, it would have been impossible to perform such an amazing X across our Webcams in such tight coordination.

Telematic Embrace, or: a Touchless Touch

EC Chee

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 - 09:42:10 pm

@ 遠き世に

The keyword Randall Packer emphasised upon was “negotiation”: our adjacent positions on Adobe Connect made it important to collude with each other in order to achieve the various tasks assigned to us. It takes a while to reach that conclusion, especially where negotiation often connotes the act of “discussing” to reach a consensus, which did not quite happen (as opposed Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Glad to see you recognized the importance of negotiation! Critical to performance these kinds of synchronized events in the third space, as well as our everyday social interactions with others.

A Telematic Embrace

Cecilia HyunJae Cho

Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 - 05:35:23 pm



The third space. A space that combines our current space with another space. Yet, it is nearly impossible to coexist in two of the spaces simultaneously. However, this does not mean that we can not communicate with other who have stepped into the third space along side you. In a sense as we step into the third space, we are Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Many wonderful thoughts here and the image you shared is a real beauty! Excellent documentation and thoughts on the third space and the telematic embrace.

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.

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.

Everytime We Touch, I Get This Feeling.

Tan Yue Ling

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

@ MoonlingGraphics

|| 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!