Cyberformance Critique: “we r now[here]” by Helen Varley Jamieson

we r no[where] by Helen Varley Jamieson creatively uses the Internet as an artistic medium, it was a cyberformance that take the third space as a networked environment. After several discussions and rehearsals in past few weeks, we finally met again in the Adobe Connect and collectively delivered the cyberformance to audience locally and remotely in the opening of Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium. In the overall practice, it was definitely a great chance for us not to only experience, but to participate in this collective artwork.

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Research Critique V: Webcam Mediated Communication – JenniCam (1997)

Created by Jennifer Ringley, JenniCam was one of the first web sites that continuously shared ”moments” in a private life, some of these moments include nude theme. Even though the website contains only the most recent images which took every three minutes, those black and white images attracted lots of viewers who seeks sexual arousal in internet while others were interested in the new way of experiencing in internet. As a new use of internet technology in 1996, JennyCam seems opened up a new approach to ”interact” with others who can access internet but interestingly it seems an unshared way of interaction.

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Research Critique III: Telematic Dreaming by Paul Sermon

A brief history of Telematic Dreaming

Telematic Dreaming is a seminal installation by Paul Sermon. It was originally created as a commission for the exhibition that is held every summer by the Finnish Ministry of Culture in Kajaani in 1992. And in 2005, it was presented in Taiwan as a reworking project.

Interacting with others’ telematic presence, Kozel (one of the performers) performed in the physical world and the virtual world simultaneously.  Continue reading “Research Critique III: Telematic Dreaming by Paul Sermon”

Research Critique II: The Body as Instrument

Ping Body is a performance which allows the human body to be controlled remotely by electronic muscle stimulators connected to the internet. The artist and its performance Stelarc is interested in robotics and cybernetics. ”His works focuses heavily on extending the capabilities of the human body. As such, most of his pieces are centered on his concept that the human body is obsolete.” Wikipedia

Ping Body by Stelarc

The Ping Body provides me a new vision looking upon the issue linked by technologies and thoughts. Continue reading “Research Critique II: The Body as Instrument”

Open Source as Culture/Culture as Open Source

A missed post titled “Open Source as Culture/Culture as Open Source”


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How might the open source system of sharing and developing software serve as a productive model compared to proprietary forms of commercial software development?

Proprietary models of innovation could be powerful in the content which allows for collaborative creation, revised, criticised and adapted by peers. But in terms of commercial software development, they are limited by the copyright approach since the commercial developers and companies would like to protect their source code. In comparison, a main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by collaboration and it has no cost to the public. Therefore, OSS lets free software developer collaborate in ways that works faster and they can communicate more dependable and more efficient.

Research Critique I: American Moon by Robert Whitman 1960

Robert Whitman, American Moon. Image courtesy of The Pace Gallery.

“This is not anything like traditional theater, but rather more like a sculptural environment, with the performance integrated into the space.”
                                                                                                                                                                  — Randall Packer
The following video clip doesn’t show the actual performance with the audience, it is a documenting from American Moon. It is a silent video, to be honest it is quite bored. However, we can not get much perception from it regarding its actual content.

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