Real Time Aggregation

doing a sch assignment

Posted by Songyu Bao on Thursday, 17 August 2017

doing a sch assignment

Posted by Songyu Bao on Thursday, 17 August 2017

I will write down my experience with focus on how I felt before going live, during being live and after being live. I feel that I experienced three different mental state while doing this micro project.

Before broadcasting

I did not have any idea what to do when Randall told everyone what the project was about. Kind of panicked as I wanted to find something interesting to show. Mentally, I was also thinking if my friends on facebook will judge me of what I will be doing later (the assignment). I think that was one of the main issue that I was afraid of, the fact that friend would judge me.

During broadcasting

The moment when I went live, I felt different. I felt a sense of urgency to show my friends on facebook something interesting. I felt as though it is my duty to make the live broadcast good. I didn’t felt pressured, but just curious on what they have to say or comment. Then I walked out of class and started wandering. Although there were only 2/3 viewers I had a weird feeling that they were watching carefully what I was doing and where I was going. It felt as though I let part of my privacy be viewed by others. At first this feeling was immensely discomforting. But after 5 minutes of walking around, the feeling slowly fades away and it become clear that I have to do a little bit of adventure or exploring to entertain. So I decided to walk out of school and start exploring the road and car park area like a security guard. At that point in time, there was already some comments which made me feel less awkward doing it as I can see some interaction with the audience. This also made me feel that my board cast was not just an assignment. I walked through the dark roads to explore places that I would not normally go at night, alone. I guess broadcasting made me do something different and something that I would never have imagined myself doing. There are also times when I am unsure where to go from the screen shots below:

After broadcasting

After I posted my video, I felt a sense of relieve that the broadcasting is over. I know I didn’t do a good job of entertaining the audience but I was still glad I tried something different. This made me feel more comfortable and confident of what I will be doing during the coming assignments related to broadcasting. I would say doing it as a class rather than alone was less pressurising.


It was a totally different feeling before,during and after broadcasting. Before the broadcasting, I was feeling unsure and nervous about how friends would judge me. During broadcasting, I was feeling amazed by how broadcasting would make me do something I would not normally do. After broadcasting, I was feeling relieved that there was no more peeking into my privacy. I was really fascinated by the fact that I was having so much conflicting feelings in this 30 minutes and what it did to me and my actions. I remember Randell talked about there is something about being live broadcasting and just uploading a video then posting it. I guess it is all the mixed feeling of what to show, what to say, what not to say which make live broadcasting so different from many things we do in our daily lives.

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