Internet A & Culture final project – Telepathic Stroll

Project Summary

We wanted to explore the connections between each live stream and the fun possibility that we can create! Since our final project will be presented on the grid wall, we decided to build our whole concept revolving the idea of the grid wall and the potential of viewing all four live streams at the same time to create a piece much greater than each individual stream. Exploring the idea of third space and synchronising one and other. It involves interaction, cross streams, planning, coordination and a lot of teamwork in this project.

We start off at different location and moving to meet each other at the same pace where we play with the visual effects of filming. From synchronised games, face connection to various streaming ideas are thoughtfully planned, hope to explore different ways of live streaming.


In this project, I would say our group are very on to all the experimental ideas! We work very well together as a group and each of us would take up some portion to even up the workload. Every meeting was a fruitful one where we came together to settle our main directions and what we should do next. Ideas are also build upon each other which I feel this project is a mixture and combination of one another’s ideas. Yet, we still have a key roles in our group, such as Zi Feng is very practical so he would set up the timeline, Makoto is very resourceful he is in charge of the scouting and checking the weather forecast, Bao is a more hands on person he is in charge of the flow of action. As for myself I am in change on the coordination such as taking notes down for our flow of ideas so our group has a clearer image of what are being discussed and what are the ideas that cannot work. I would also help to source for material that is needed in the broadcast and prepare them before our live stream.

When we was building our ideas on final project, there was once did not meet the requirement of the live streaming together. We actually panic for awhile and we went outside to discuss about new ideas. In the mist of discussion we all just throw out our ideas and I was having this idea of taking different public transport such as using MRT, Buses, cycle and walking to meet at a point. After this was raise up, more ideas begin to flow in like Bao suggested streaming panorama when we are meeting, Makoto suggested the combination of the faces and Zi Feng suggested the swapping of devices.  We wanted to explore what we can do with social broadcasting and the visual effect that we can create.

Our final project are inspire by main 2 artist and 1 video. First was our adobe connect experience where we tried to make our hands connected to each other. The visually was amusing and fun to look at!

credit: Ong Zi Feng

While next is the public communication art “Hole in space”. I really appreciate the live performance that involved two ways interaction at different locations. Lastly was this music video from our research:

We are inspire by the transition effect then how it can link up the third space together visually. Therefore, we are curious about how we can still interact at different location but still connected in the third space!

With the paste live broadcast experience, we also learn that rehearsal is important in this very complex final project. My previous post talk about our rehearsal in ADM.

We also fix a time to sit down and talk about the flow again so to make sure everybody is on the same page and knows what to do at the correct time. Our key to achieve the synchronise live broadcast was the rhythmic tempo that Zi Feng created and we will walk with the tempo with instruction provided. However we are afraid that there is different frame per second that will result a faster or slower video.

Beforehand we tested the live streaming for about 2 min and play it together at the same time to see if there is major differences. Bao and Zi Feng already done it with their telematic stroll and from this rehearsal we can conclude that there is no major difference.

We started off at a different location at Botanic Garden and start to en route  towards the meeting point. Although we have plans but there is still unpredictable situations which reminds me of what Alise Iborg from Second Front said:

Also, many times, it’s the surprises and unintended actions that make the work really come alive!

The weather forecast for the week are mostly raining days. In the morning of the broadcasting day was sunny and suddenly being to rain in the afternoon. We decided to go with it with the wet weather and even you can hear the raining background sound playing.  Which I find it that very interesting when the rain was not clearly shown in the stream. The unpredictable situations makes the live broadcast even more real and alive!


We also tired live scissor paper stone, Zi Feng and Bao was counting the score.

The exploration of combining our faces while not knowing what our friends ar broadcasting was a fun and intriguing experience.

We also take advantage of the multiple live stream to play we perspective. Changing the point of view and also reflective streaming creates a broader view for the viewers.

Another interesting factor in our live broadcast was the panorama live streaming! We are probably the first ever live combination of panorama live streaming in the world!!! 🙂

In conclusion, this project turn out fruitful as our team mates did well in our individual roles! I have learn a lot during this process and about the possibility that would happen during the actual life stream should letting the nature takes it course that reflect the realness in live streaming. There is many approach we can take to explore the concept of social broadcasting. With our project “Telematic Stroll” explore the area where all of us start streaming at different location while synchronise together as a whole. This live streaming performance was to be seen in a piece to enjoy the whole visual experience.

Final Project Rehearsal

We first discussed about how we should be doing the actual thing and details about our positioning. At first we wanted to film at the open area in ADM, however we realise that some of us will be backlighting as a result a dark video. So we decided to move out of indoor since we should test it out the real situation outside!

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Tuesday, 24 October 2017

This was the first very not in sync video where we still quite confuse when we should move our face in. We came up with a plan of counting together and define when will we our turn to shift our face in.

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Tuesday, 24 October 2017

We have tired 2 type of exchanging the face via live streams, exchanging of cameras and also moving with it. These are the important factors in our final live streaming. We also figure out some ways to make a smoother passing within ourselves!

So for the effect we will need the wall so that we can see the combination effects and how we can improve on it! We are excited for it! 🙂

Co-Broardcasting Reflection

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Thursday, 12 October 2017

In our first co-broadcasting we are trying the function of combing the both live streams. It was quite easy to use as we just need to invite the person and when they agree we can stream together.

The timing of both cross streaming was quite in sync when we can literally communication to each other. This provides us with the advantage of communication in real time without using other applications.

We are also curious how many people can be added into the live stream, however it only allows 2 people. We was trying to add Joan in to it but we failed to do so.

We also find it quite interesting to play with the view point of high angle and low angle where placing it side by side. It reminds me of our first broadcast when we place all of them in a grid.

I really like how both camera can uses angle to interact with each other. It sorts of added funny factor into the streaming.

Costream test 2 Su Hwee Lim

Posted by ZiFeng Ong on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

So we did another one that was more of a trial for our project taking the advantage of the co-broadcasting. We had plan some actions such as combining the face and try to sync together with our expression.

It was quite fun actually when both of us manage to do it. The result give a bizarre feeling, probably if we would take note of the environment lighting and make our skin tone look similar it will be more unusual.

We also try taking off our glasses together and see how the effect was like. I feel it turns out pretty cool although we have a different glasses.

Passing the object as much easier, however we need to note that we must coordinate properly in order not to expose ourselves. One of the most interesting one was:

When Makoto suggested us to do the side profile and we turn to make it look coordinated. It looks really interesting to me which something we can take note and contribute to our final projects.

From the whole process, we can take advantage on the real time communication and help each other to coordinate together. As for final project we might also need to think about we are broadcasting with 4 or 3 people when one of us can be the coordinator to help us with the broadcast. I have got ideas such as using the common object to use as the passing item and we would have it at both broadcasting locations. Also we could play scissor paper stone with the one next to us, however for 4 streamer would be quite hard to achieve.