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Research Critique: Life Sharing


Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 - 04:26:26 pm

@ Nichole

For Life Sharing we turned our private lives into a public artwork – Eva and Franco Mattes

Life Sharing (2000-03) is a work by Eva and Franco Mattes where they opened the contents of their computers to the internet for people to share, look at and download anything and everything including the system itself.

Life sharing is about exploring Read more →

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Jennifer Ringley's JenniCam


Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 - 02:11:18 pm

@ Art2Act

No, its not porn. No, its not about being a peeping tom. And its definitely not Skype! Whether she is the pioneer of self-ies, we’ll never know. It’s a glimpse into the life of this women and what she does in front of her webcam. And that woman is Jennifer Ringley. In 1998 (when I was just a freaking Read more →

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Research Critique: Hasan Elahi - Tracking Transience 2.0


Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 - 02:28:12 am

@ Esmond Heng

In this work, Elahi presents us with a website initially showing us his exact whereabouts through the use of GPS tracking on the bottom half of the page and a photo on the top half.

As we can see from this screenshot, the GPS map also includes the day, date, year, time and time zone. The photo is more ambiguous; Read more →

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Research Critique: Tracking Transcience


Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 - 10:02:54 pm

@ beverley

Hasan Elahi’s work Tracking Transcience is a webcam project. He developed a GPS tracker and a network device that allows details of his current location to be made available online. Here’s a description of the work:

an embrace of surveillance for its subject’s own protection; Elahi has protected himself from unwanted scrutiny by making his entire life and whereabouts publicly Read more →

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Maybe if you were to share with us on how he was mistook for a terrorist at the airport, give birth to this work would make us understand more on his intention. Maybe he is a terrorist after all, making all this images as research for his documentation before the big 'project'. hahaha.
Kamarul, he was mistaken as a terrorist because of his middle-eastern roots. But the project triggered this critique of surveillance and how we are being watched everyday. What is extraordinary, which Beverley points out, is how this project became a critique of the way we capture and authenticate reality itself. By stripping himself (and other people) from his images, they taken on a "realistic" Webcam like quality of his surroundings. Hence, he has become a kind of human surveillance camera, turning the camera on everything around him, rather than himself.

Life Sharing by Eva & Franco Mattes


Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 - 07:58:29 am

@ The Anatomy Of Life & Death

Can you imagine sharing your own personal computer to a stranger? You will definitely be uncomfortable because there are sensitive information in your computer, plus all your secret is there in your history page!

But that was what exactly Eva and Franco Mattes did in Life Sharing. They open up their computer to the whole world. They made each and every Read more →

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Research Critique : JenniCam


Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 - 07:43:05 am

@ Real life

Jennicam was started by Jennifer Kaye Ringley who was considered as someone who pioneered the idea of livecasting.  She was 19 years old when she did her first live show in 1996.

In 1996, many people had just started to broadcast things on their webcam. However, no one was in the footage . People would post things like the footage of a Read more →

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You have your own youtube channel right and you speak in front of the camera as though you are speaking to your viewers, do you feel that you directly talking to them despite the delay of response you will get(due to editing, uploading and sharing), like how webcams have this delay as well.