Cross Stream Broadcast – Actual

When I was the mobile streamer


Internet Art and Culture Class

Posted by Nicholas Makoto on Thursday, 21 September 2017

Nicholas Makoto our safari theme live stream

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Thursday, 21 September 2017


Cross stream broadcast was a collaboration with my classmate Makoto. We wanted to explore the possibility of Facebook Live using filters that can help to enhance our ADM safari’s idea. While combining with OBS, such as overlaying the animal gif and small photos to further emphasis on the theme.

We also designed the interface in OBS to make it looks like nature documentaries with showing unique information about each specie such as rabbits in ADM likes to eat KFC coleslaw or ADM student love cup noodles. Those information are plan to be nonsensical but some times is the facts of ADM student life.

On the actual cross streaming, we was lucky that there are still people around in school to appear in our streaming. I was quite overwhelmed and surprise by their respond as this was a unplanned streaming, they all reacted very well. Additionally, some even start to talk naturally along with the safari theme or even wanted to find a english name through the broadcast! From there we can see how technology are highly involved in our lives through their reaction to live broadcasting. Moreover, because there is a mutual trust between my friends and I that makes them willing to stream with me else they might think that I am a crazy person.

The filters actually created a lot interest in them that helps me to start a conversation. They are also interested in the other filters while we all play along with it. Similarly, it reminded me how I always play with the snapchat filters that just look amusing and fascinating.

The added filters created a funny or silly videos that can videoed by anybody and can be relate by everybody. It has become a culture in youths to video down their daily life that sometimes can brighten up each other day.

Another experience I had was some of my friends are watching me going live! Some they commented on the live which I did interact with them. The feeling actually feel kind of weird because I was interacting with them but I cannot see them. It feels a bit uncomfortable as there was no assurance or feedback that they can hear me. The only way was by keep commenting on Facebook.


When Makoto is the mobile streamer

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Thursday, 21 September 2017

When it was my turn to control OBS, I was actually quite nervous. There are many things need to take note before we go on live stream. We would double check everything before we are ready to go live! At first I was panicking with the layers and captions as I need to be quick to react on which filter did Makoto chosen and show the layers accordingly.

After awhile I also found out using the on and offing the layers can make the words appearing flashing to help to inform the viewers of what we are doing. Therefore, just in case there is someone who just open up our live stream have higher chances of staying until they decide to move on.

In overall experience was quite stressful to me as we are not sure what we will face during our journey around ADM safari. Yet I do really enjoy process as I get to try out both screen broadcasting and mobile broadcasting. Mobile broadcasting was more interesting to me because I get to interact with people which was once my biggest worries they would reject being on live. However from the live experience, they become my biggest saviours as they are really open about getting on live with me. Screen broadcasting was quite stressful to me where some impromptu changes must be made in seconds. I feel Makoto has done a really great job, he is fast in typing and able to adapt to changes from my live streaming! The cross stream broadcasting not only deepen my understanding of what cross streams can achieve and also interesting how we human are comfortable in front of camera.

The cross stream can be viewed at:

Cross Stream Broadcast Technical Test


Due to personal reason I did not attend the last lesson which the first trail of streaming. This makes me more nervous on what I suppose to look out for during this cross stream but luckily it is a technical test! After brainstorming with Makoto, we came up a few ideas such as attaching our phone at different angle and news reporting. So to explore the different angle of viewer, for example attaching at our toe as it is a totally different view from what we usually see. Or collective visual connecting our face together visually. However all those did not have a concrete theme for us to play/explore with. We arrive at the final concept of Safari adventure while playing with the filters. We wanted to do something that make use of the interesting filters.

Linking that up with the safari idea, we decide to explore ADM with the people we meet with the filters! So it will be like searching of the “wild animals in ADM NTU”. It is like how documentary they film about animal. We found rabbits, wolf and also cat filters that would help us to portray the idea. In OBS, we also added filters such as the logo and titles to mimic how we would see on the tv.

Process in streaming

The internet connection was really quite bad some areas might not able to connect to internet especially when I walk out of IM room there is a short period of time it was disconnected. I might be just change to my mobile data for the actual streaming to prevent the break off. I feel it would interrupt the process and might miss some moments.

We also face sound difficulty as there is a feedback coming out from Makoto side. After we went for the second technical test just for the sound he manage to solve the problem which end up coming from his live streaming. After offing the volume for that the feedback seems did not appearing anymore.

While going out to stream, I actually have quite a blank mind again even after a few times of streaming experience. Yet, keeping my ideas in my mind of finding the “wild animals” in school. I have plan to prepare which filter to use next when I saw people I know yet I will still panic a bit when I was switching around the filters. However, the unplanned situation makes the streaming unexpected and impromptu. Maybe some overlay effect can be adding on OBS to make the whole live stream more interesting. Probably some moving image and shift of camera angle like dip to black just like switching scene would have a smoother flow.

The first technical test:

This is a trial video

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Monday, 18 September 2017

Second sound test:

The outcome after combining together:

The outcome on sound test:


Posted by Nicholas Makoto on Monday, 18 September 2017

Desktop Mise-en-Scene – OBS Experience


The OBS live stream is something that I really like to play with. There is filters and effect when combing them together it can create bizarre and interesting visuals. Before the streaming, I when online to search to learn more about this programme. I came across this youtube video with green screen effect.

I think it was really interesting those effects he has create. He duplicate the image capture and uses chrome key to select green to blind it so he was exactly looks like in the third space together with his screen. I apply the chrome key as well in my live stream on the moving letters. The image was to give a more digitalise feeling. Display capture are also another interesting tools that I found while exploring OBS. It allows you to capture anything on your screen such as your menu, time and date and mouse.

The mouse really interest me because it will auto change its icon while we are working or browsing. I added because I felt it will give variation to the live steam and highlight the presence of it. The mouse icon was so automated that we don’t really pay attention to.

One of my everyday task was to complete artwork for my client. In my live streaming, I was working on a brochure for a Vegetarian Festival in NewZealand. I though it would be interesting to see how the background process before the poster is completed. You also get to see my to-do list for school work.

During the live stream, at first I do feel some pressure as if there was like whole bunch of people looking at my screen. It was a bit uncomfortable and even I face some difficulty with the sound. There was a feedback from my speaker and suddenly there was someone cutting the grass under my block. It the noise was so loud that affecting my sound projection. The noise makes me panic until I realise I can stop it by offing my speaker. Initially I planned to play my playlist songs while I was doing my work like usually I would do, but it was too lag to do anything else. About half way through I get more comfortable by focusing more on the work. Time flies and I did not realise I actually did up a 25 min live stream Wow!



In conclusion, the experience with OBS was really fun! I really enjoy using different filters to create the visual. From the first OBS moving images of my desktop, changing of mouse to chrome key effect, I just let my mind run while and do what I though it was interesting and curious about. I really like how the effect how my Desktop Mise-en-Scene turns out especially the mouse! Perhaps next time, I should think about how the sounds is projected too, which this time the sounds was quite bad in the first few mins.


Research Critique Hyperessay – Bold3RRR

Jon Cates started his Realtime BOLD3RRR… in a totally different way by switching between his desktop share screen and his webcam Skype. Manually controlling of the visual images accompanied by various different noise combine together. It all feel very natural to the artist but a very different style of narration. Although it is different, it catches people’s attention because they are curious about where is this sound coming from and why is the image switching around. In the reading stated:

his “dirty new media” aesthetic that brings to the surface the aberrations and raw imperfections that are typically verboten in “high-end” digital circles.

I do agree that raw imperfections are portray in the works he have done demonstrates the glitch are breaking the rules but exploring with a different platform. He is just like a DJ but doubling the job of controlling the visual as well! It also stir us away from perfection to look at the raw imperfections, looking beyond the imperfection. Which I felt while viewing BOLD3RRR… I would let nature to take it course to bring me everywhere whenever familiar objects or experience bring me. Even though I might not get the full meaning of what Jon Cates, I am sure certain part of the video would reminds you of your certain experience in life. I though that was intriguing and evoking questioning would be enough to serve its purpose.

…+ openUp possibilities, potentialities for ppl, as well as for myself, but also for a community that can mobilize around these approaches, these ideas.

In reflection to the current society when we are too obsessed with perfection we become so serious in a way that we forget how to play and enjoy the process. We also focus on the productivity that we forget to explore the possibility.

but from a d1Ɍ+y̶̶N̶3WWW_M3DI∆ perspective, what you might want to be doing is “rebugging,” && pushing different aspects of the machinewwwhirlds to see their thresholds, exxxperiment, + play.

Viewer might also have a sense of annoyed at first like how I did. This almost natural reaction triggers our memories from our previous experience from technological errors. However, I felt we should not exclude and avoid the possibility. I found an article regarding glitch art interview with jonCates as well questioning about the kind of thinking we have from this art form can be applied to other aspects in life which

we often ignore those who don’t fit into our social ideals of perfections and worthiness;

It makes me think deeper that are am I open up to surprise or only see what I wanted to see? In conclusion, many times in our lives we face obstacles, problems and sets backs which we can all relate it as glitch. The dirty new media that Jon Cates created provides a whole new experience for us to face those natural accidents that we usually wanted to get rid. As when we are expose to unconventional means we could gain new insight that help us delve into opportunity like we never before.

Artistic alter ego: National Geographic photographer

This is really for my core module ? Artistic alter ego: I bought my first dslr which also the one I am using now in 2011. It started with pure interest in photography until my working holiday trip in New Zealand. I really like to capture moments and places I go which give me the instant satisfaction like "YES! This photo is good." I aspire to be a National Geographic photographer. Its a long term goal that I am still trying to explore and achieve!

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Artistic alter ego:

I bought my first dslr which also the one I am using now in 2011. It started with pure interest in photography until my working holiday trip in New Zealand. I really like to capture moments and places I go which give me the instant satisfaction like “YES! This photo is good.” The sense of satisfaction drive me further wanting to capture more interesting photos that tells a story or even giving a different perspective about life. The images we took also can be powerful, I came across one of the most iconic images that was taken in the Vietnam War by Eddie Adams who captured a officer execute a prisoner on street. He won a prize for capturing this, however the photo was view differently from the actual story as a result the officer life was ruin because of this image.

Since then I aspire to be a National Geographic photographer. Its a long term goal that I am still trying to explore and achieve! I feel there is a lot of things can be shown through photography that helps the viewer to relate more. Moreover, knowing the background story would deepen the viewer’s understanding and sometimes provoke self-reflection and thinking.


Behind the scene


In the livestream, I wanted to portray that I am in the wild to capturing photograph of the wild animal. Since the steaming is live must as well film it like a National Geographic channel! The small little yellow rectangular was to mimic logo from their youtube videos. I had a hard time thinking how to actually keep it on that corner until I found this wire that I tie it to my selfie stick.

the screenshot of real National Geographic youtube.

The sound of lion was also played on the background add on to mimic wildlife. It was film at Japanese Garden where there is small hill and I was literally running on the slope! I was quite lucky that I did a trial test before the actual filming. The words that I wrote that appear on Facebook livestream recording was a flip image so the actual props I wrote it on a translucent paper and flip. 

Overall, I enjoyed the process even though I was a little lost in the beginning. I face many challenges during the filming like initially the ending of National Geographic logo should be dropping in and I will be within the yellow rectangle taking photos. (ending with a more cool way) However there are many constrain such as the wind was keep blowing and because of that my props are falling apart. Still, I really like the outcome although is not perfect but imperfections makes it more natural. I had some fun too!

Real Time Aggregation


Okay so is for one of my core module ??? night time in adm!

Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Thursday, 17 August 2017


This real time aggregation caught me by surprise. No plans or any idea what do I need to say or do in this live video recording on Facebook. Facebook is a social media that include my close friends, family and lastly acquaintance which are those I hope they doesn’t see it. (although is not possible LOL) This is also the first time I try streaming of myself LIVE.

Once the video started, an idea actually pop up in my mind. “At this hour who else is still in school” which I wanted to know if there is anyone staying back and what they are doing. I was quite nervous at first and accidentally knock on to my friend’s head. However I started off introducing this video are for one of my core modules and I feel less tense when I saw my close friends was watching! There is a few conversation in between the 15 min video, they communicate with me by leaving a comment. I get carried away after awhile when I was walking around the school introducing where I am going, where is this place and who are those people I met along the way.

During the live streaming, I constantly remind myself to speak in English just in case there is any viewer who do not understand Chinese. I also feel the whole class got more interactions during this project as compare to before. Just when the camera is on, it somehow weaken the ice and barrier that we had, saying hello to each other live streams. It a kind of bonding when everybody is doing something together.

Like I feel that Interactive media class has the lesser interaction with our classmates as compare to other majors. They would stay in dungeon or carve wood together but we seems a little scattered around. Its also understandable that due to our course nature, our project is very different from each other, we code different things which is not something we can help each other easily. Moreover most of us are new to this course so most of our time spends on coding and solving our project problem.

The effects are also something interesting to play with. Sometimes the face detection feature just look funny to me and some effect also helps to beautify the whole scene. It even can be a tool to help you to hide yourself from the camera for awhile. I just feel a bit more at ease when there is effects because it just looks good! However after awhile I got bored at it and I keep switch back or changes to other effects.

In conclusion, its really interesting when we put all the video together and see what others was doing as it happen simultaneously. The live streams shows a different view point from each of us probably like a multi dimensional streaming. We also get to laugh at some of the videos like the pink lama was appearing everywhere and someone also tries to imitate the lama voice. Although this is my first time doing live stream, many things can be plan or be better but I really like how it is so natural and impromptu. The feeling and experience would not be the same if we all planned out before hand. We also can see different sides of our classmates and subtly learn about them through their video from talkative ones to the just filming ones. Indirectly this project also creates a topic between ourselves. Along the way we also helped each other as probably this is all our first time using the live function on Facebook. The overall experience was very interesting although I was quite panic at first, I felt this project bonded our class a little more and we all had fun!