W1 Experiment in Social Broadcasting

“You’re in Randall’s class, aren’t you.”

“Hahaha yup”

Posted by EC Chee on Thursday, 18 January 2018

General Thoughts

It’s bizarre to think that the physical space is converted to moving images on a screen, and yet the presence of multiple broadcasts all happening within the same physical space allows one to recreate that physical space through an intangible form.

And at the same time it reminds me of one of my favourite literary quotes, which I have, and will, quote multiple times:

Was everyone else really as alive as she was?… If the answer was yes, then the world, the social world, was unbearably complicated, with two billion voices, and everyone’s thoughts striving in equal importance and everyone’s claim on life as intense, and everyone thinking they were unique, when no one was. One could drown in irrelevance. (Atonement, by Ian McEwan)

Even though my perspective is all I can ever know, and all that is “real” (solipsism), it’s the ability to see what else is happening while YOUR reality happens, which reminds you of how the world is so much more bigger than you.

Doing the Broadcasting

I’m not the kind who takes selfies and I don’t particularly have close friends in school, so I focused more on exploring the physical space of school. As stated above, my curiosity lay more with the ability of a medley of videos to recreate that physical space through the viewing of multiple perspectives, and so I sought to run around as much as possible.

Seeing the Wall

Truthfully, it was one of those “this is cool in concept but not really working out in reality” things dues to technical issues. Nevertheless it was cool, and again a reminder as to your insignificance (or significance, if you prefer to see it as having to have your small contribution to be able to form the large whole). Again, too, it’s interesting to see how “reality” differs from person to person, for me.

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