After doing the Jennicam review and having more ideas about the third space, I would like to do a live performance art of me doing make up but I’ll transform myself into different personalities. Eg. I could transform myself to a tom boy, or I could change my hair to purple by wearing a wig.
By using different makeup I can transform myself. Similarly it reminded me of how people can easily change how they look online as we did see in Grand Theft avatar. By changing how we look, we also sometimes do change the way we interact with people and how we act.
I would like to explore this idea. I think this would effectively comment on the internet of how we are able to embody so many different characters that we are in the third space and still be able to function in the first space. Additionally, it also questions our identity in this world.
In addition, I would like to use periscope to broadcast this. It would be interesting to also track how people comment as I change the way I look and seemingly appear as a different persona to others. Moreover, people might come to see my video when I have already did my makeup and think that I look a certain way. It will be fun to see people’s reaction and it is an interesting social experiment to see how the people in the third space interact with each other when looks is the changing factor.
Jennicam was started by Jennifer Kaye Ringley who was considered as someone who pioneered the idea of livecasting. She was 19 years old when she did her first live show in 1996.
In 1996, many people had just started to broadcast things on their webcam. However, no one was in the footage . People would post things like the footage of a fish bowl.
Jennifer changed how webcams work with the internet when she
“begins uploading pictures of herself to the web. Refreshed every three minutes, JenniCam.org displays black-and-white images that track Ringley’s daily activities, which ranges from mundane tasks and chitchat to stripteases and sexual activity.” – HUGH HART, April 14, 1996: JenniCam Starts Lifecasting
The website would automatically update with an image of her dorm room every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“It was basically a programming challenge to myself to see if I could set up the script that would take the pictures, upload them to this site,” says Ringley. “Just to get that happening automatically, and I shared it with a couple of friends, kinda ‘look, I got this working.” – OUR SELF-AWARE TRUMAN SHOWS Jennicam And The Birth Of ‘Lifecasting’
People began to watch her stream and it slowly moved on to livecasting videos from her webcam. She basically ‘lived’ on the internet for 7 years after that. It was interesting to note how she said that being live on the internet has changed her.
“Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.
The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.” – cards against humanity
I think it will be fun to live streaming together with my friends playing together with me in the third space. In addition, because of the nature of the game, I can actually ask the audience or people tuning in to watch the live streaming to ‘participate’ too in the choice of the cards.
This gives the audience an experience that they can also participate in the live streaming.