Project Assignments

Micro Project #1: Experiment in Social Broadcasting

By: Randall Packer |

The Facebook Live Video Wall Our first micro-project explores social broadcasting as the organization of distributed media flows, spaces, locations, images, and sound aggregated in the immediacy and simultaneity of the broadcast. As an in-class assignment, each student will broadcast via Facebook LIve to the OSS Facebook Group Page and their feeds will be aggregated in… Read more »

Micro-Project #2: Tele-Stroll

By: Randall Packer |

Tele-Stroll: a walk, talk and sharing of two spaces in two disparate locations This project is intended as an exercise in strong social broadcasting coordination, or what we can call “co-broadcasting,” in which two broadcasters occupy both halves of a split screen in Facebook Live. In Tele-Stroll, pairs of artist-broadcasters will work with synchronized coordination to initiate collective… Read more »

Micro-Project #3: Telematic Embrace

By: Randall Packer |

How do we collapse boundaries in the third space?  In our study of the third space we are investigating this idea through the telematic embrace: connecting with each other by dissolving distances in location. We will conduct a series of gestures that bridge ourselves across the third space. Our live interaction will be a living,… Read more »

Micro-Project #4: The Collective Body

By: Randall Packer |

The Collective Body: This micro-project involves the construction of a “collective body” made up of our body parts randomly reassembled and reconfigured into a single composite body. Using your iPhone or Photo Booth and your built-in Webcam, shoot six photographs of yourself close-up: (3) face – 2 profiles, one frontal, (2) each hand, (1) upper… Read more »

Micro-Project #5: The Exquisite Glitch

By: Randall Packer |

Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule: “The adjective noun adverbverb the adjective noun“, as in “The green duck sweetly sang the dreadful dirge”) or by being allowed… Read more »

Micro-Project #6 – The Art of the Meme

By: Randall Packer |

This micro-project is based on our study of Ant Farm to reflect on the nature of the meme as expressed through the mediated image. All three Ant Farm projects, Cadillac Ranch (tailfin), Media Burn (exploding televisions), and Eternal Frame (assassination of President Kennedy), have memetic qualities that live in the minds of those who have… Read more »

Micro-Project #7 – A Day in the Life of Super-Participation

By: Randall Packer |

People share and participate in every kind of daily action, interest, obsession, no matter how trivial or mundane. I refer to this as super-participation: sharing and posting the events and personal detals of one’s life on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. For A Day in the Life of Super-Participation project,  each group of five… Read more »

Micro-Project #8 – I am My Desktop

By: Randall Packer |

As we increasingly spend time in the virtual world of our computers and mobile devices, and less and less time in the physical dimension, our identities are being reshaped. Perhaps we can say that we feel more at home on our virtual desktop than the physical one. As we make this shift from the physical… Read more »

Micro-Project #9 – Video Selfie

By: Randall Packer |

Video Selfie:  Using your iPhone or computer with photo booth (or similar Webcam video software), create a one minute video of yourself that constructs your selfie as an “artistic alter ego:” the artist or designer you want/choose/aspire to be! Choose a location that you find best expresses this constructed sense of digital identity: studio, campus,… Read more »

Symposium Hyperessay

By: Randall Packer |

Login First, here are the login instructions for Adobe Connect for viewing the Symposium: https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/ Download the Adobe Connect application if prompted Select “Guest,” type your name, “Enter Room” Description Through the prism of the three-day Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium and its third space environment in Adobe Connect (and other social media),… Read more »