This video shows the process of me writing all sorts of qualities I wish I possess in the eyes of others on a mask, to eventually wearing the mask and framing the camera at an angle as if taking a selfie. The action of wearing the mask shows how my alter ego may not be completely representational of who I am as a person, or even completely different because it hides my whole true identity since my whole face is covered. In different situations, the alter ego I possess may be different and I wanted to show how open the choices are when this identity we show is virtual. We can choose to be any kind of person we want to over the net, we can claim certain facts as we deem fit and it might just evolve into an assumed truth despite the fact that it is probably not.
It is not that messy because I only got this laptop recently for the new semester so it’s still quite new! I was too lazy to change the default background, plus it actually looks quite nice with the mountains and pink hues so I just left it as it is since it was quite pleasant to my eyes haha! I usually tend to open my window in the minimise form because I do not like the look for the maximised window because then I would not be able to see what is on my background, or any document I need on my desktop. I like to keep the documents neatly arranged because seeing it all over the place drives me crazy haha! They are all documents for my graphic form class by the way. I also have my youtube tab on the most often to listen to music!!
I think what my desktop says about is that I’m quite an organised person, I do not like to see the icons at the right side misaligned or in a mess, it kind of confuses and annoys me. It probably also shows how insecure I am because I do not like to maximise my windows. Maximising my windows to the fullest makes me feel like I am unable to see the rest of my things and it gives me a rather uneasy feeling knowing that I am unable to see everything.
Today’s class was about trying out glitches by adding filters onto our group mate photos, as the layers of filters alter the original image until almost recognisable. This was my original photo!! Below are the images after three rounds of alterations by my group mates!!
This project explores glitch art and produces pieces that will probably be impossible if done by myself because I would never imagine to edit it to be this manner. This shows our collaborative effort as we put our own twists into the images that we received.
Telematic embrace, what an appropriate name isn’t it! Although we have been discussing about the concept of a third space for awhile now, I find it very intriguing how the third space can offer a sense of intimacy that we used to think can only be experienced first hand in the real world.
In this micro-project, what we did was to go onto adobe connect as a class and interact while following the instructions given each time. We did things such as trying to poke each other while synchronising our movements and angles, trying to form something with our arms with the whole class, and we also made use of objects to show regularity amongst everyone.
Through this project, I realised the importance of communication and how we can actually interact and negotiate via this third space during the process of social broadcasting. We had to discuss and reach a consensus amongst everyone, before we were able to coordinate in our movements, to actually create something from it. I particularly like the one where we did the cross across the screen. Other than the fact that it looks really interesting in terms of composition, it also displays this fun side of working together in the third space. The first activity where we tried to connect our fingers together in pairs also aroused my interest in a sense that as we do that, not only were we connected in our movements (our fingers), but also connected spiritually although we were technically physically apart. Because of this project, it also got me thinking if the emotional bandwidth from the third space will eventually be strong enough to replace the feeling of intimacy from real human interactions since we will all be so absorbed and comfortable with our identities in the third space.
Posted by Jasmine Foo on Tuesday, 23 January 2018
For our Tele-Stroll, Me and Nadiah thought that we could film our livestream at two different locations that is very relevant to us in our daily lives now, in hall for me and at home for her respectively. We thought that we could use this to show the differences in our lifestyles since I stay in hall while she does not. We also thought maybe we could use this to compare how one may constantly reminisce their childhood even as we age.
In our video, we discussed to synchronise our moves, however replacing it with different objects to suit the context. I would be representing the outer appearance of a person, the more matured side who has to deal with work and is constantly stressed out. On the other hand (or other side of the screen), Nadiah represents the inner child in us, of how we secretly still have that immature side of us that we miss as we grow older and carry more and more responsibilities. We tried to synchronise from the start, closing of a laptop on my side of the screen as she closes a children’s book. We then continued the half body method to carry out other actions such as packing our things, wearing our shoes and walking out. We also tried to synchronise our eye direction when the camera pans to our face, however we later discovered that it would be quite hard to do especially since the cameras might face some technical issues and lag behind. We tried to do the synchronisation by communicating beforehand about actions we will do to prompt a change since it was relatively hard to calculate the exact timing of our different locations.
Although there were some technical issues here and there which made the synchronisation kind of off, I appreciate and was able to see the beauty in this realm of a third space where me and my partner were able to connect spiritually without actually talking if we actually communicated beforehand. It amazes me how two or more people can actually be literally at extreme corners of the world and yet still be able to connect via their phone due to the introduction of technology. Isn’t it amazing?
Posted by Jasmine Foo on Thursday, 18 January 2018
This was honestly quite fun for me especially since I have never done a live anywhere before be it Facebook or Instagram. I did not know what to film as well so I just went around school filming the structures in school and my classmates. I also captured a short scene of the barbecue happening in school haha. Although I do Skype sometimes but it never occurred to me that its quite cool how people kind of connect through the third space which is the internet, I guess that is why people feel spiritually connected when they go online even though they are physically at different locations I think haha.