Open Source Studio:
Collaborative Learning in the 3rd Space
A Research Talk by Randall Packer, Kristy Kang, and Juan Camilo González
Friday, April 11th, 12:30 pm
ADM Library Cinema Room, Mezzanine
While online learning has captured the attention of educational institutions worldwide, pedagogical techniques for encouraging innovative forms of collaborative learning remain an emerging area of academic investigation. This joint presentation focuses on the Open Read more →
For the third round of Livestream Lectures at 10:00 PM, Friday March 14th, I will be demonstrating temporal integration and synchronization between Ableton Live and VDMX.The broadcast can be accessed on The Post Reality Show / Media & Performance Event page on Livestream.
Using MIDI Clock as a method for locking the tempo of both application, it is possible to use Read more →
Media & Performance is featured this week in the Nanyang Chronicle, an excellent article written by Sharanya Pillai. Our very own Ashley Lai was photographed while in class and the photo is on the front page of the online issue. I urge everyone to check out the essay, which not only talks about our class as an example of innovative Read more →
I have uploaded the archived broadcast for our first Livestream lecture. I have already found a few "glitches:" as you some of you mentioned, one of the audio channels was not working, creating a slight hum in the system. Thanks to the "magic" of audio processing, I have removed the hum and created a two-channel audio mix. Of course the Read more →
Students from Media & Performance attended Stelarc's lecture this week, entitled Engineering Aliveness: Interrogating Alternate Anatomies at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, hosted by Steve Dixon President of Lasalle. After the event NTU group corralled Stelarc for a group photo, with Stelarc proudly holding up his enigmatic third ear. Stelarc has been a key subject of inquiry in Read more →
I am grateful of everyone from OSS and whom have been part of this experience, and Randall having such a strong standing from from conception to execution. A project that is so open-sourced, having input from everyone, culminates great spirit. Everyone helps each other to grow. It is a journey, seriously, for me, and almost transformative to have me Read more →
You have masterfully distilled the nature of your project in the following statement: "I have been made as a sculptural form of what is it to be a digital native." I think you are successfully learning to integrate your philosophically astute observations with your work. When ideas are untethered from practice the results can be hit and miss. But when your observations are designed to **serve** the work, or perhaps the other way around, then you have an idealized marriage between practice and theory, something we have been talking about this semester. You have established the beginning of work focused on sculpture, using performance and networked media as the medium. I am very excited to see where you go from here.
One of the key ideas that was discussed as part of the Media and Performance class is the private vs. the public. 1/200th Of A Second draws from that discussion because of its transgressive methodology that recalls that of the paparazzi photographer.
This is further implicated by the fact that the Net has greatly reduced the time between an image is made and Read more →
Your project very successfully explores the way in which media can be inserted into the individual's private space, and how the individual reacts/responds to that invasive action. It would be interesting to explore a more detailed analysis photo by photo, which I will do when I look at the results of the project more carefully. In the meantime, this is a good general observation of the phenomenon of the paparazzi and how their actions simply amplify all of us who wield cameras.
I have really come a long way in exposing myself to the online chat world.
let's record some of the events that happened.
it all comes off with an idea of misinterpretation of words through messaging and also the power of quotes. Then I came around looking at some artworks that involves virtual texts, eg. megaphone, which sparks me off with the Read more →
Your conclusion is so interesting. It occurs to me that the speed and velocity of these chance encounters is really not at all conducive to meaningful conversation, let alone intimacy. It seems rather "hit and run," in which people for a fleeting instant check each other out and then move on to the next encounter. From your interactions, as seems as though no one really has time for understanding the other person, or even getting to know them, rather, it is the brief moment of the encounter that stimulates one's interest, and then on to the next person. The question is: what does this say about our everyday online interactions? Do we treat even our friends with the same degree of impatience? Are we moving to quickly to have meaningful conversation with the people who are closest to us? This may be the hazardous aspect of online communication, the inability to slow down and really get to know people. This is a highly probing work you have created.
The deeper one continues to prod at a tear in space, that tear will continue to grow. The same can be said about documenting and constructing the Subzone. What initially started as a way to glitch the virtual environment by playing with viewer perceptions turned into something huge on it's own. The Subzone now stands as a virtual landfill, which Read more →
I don't know whether to respond to your conclusion as an apocalyptic view of the third space, or a hopeful reawakening that once the blindfolds are removed from our eyes, we can see technology for what it really is. "A black hole of virtual nothingness," is perhaps the matrix, that simulacrum that lies behind reality, or as in the The Game, in which reality itself is deconstructed and turned inside out. The Subzone seems to represent the trappings of the other side of the digital divide, where reality is suspect and our senses are fooled. I looked forward to your presentation this evening and the opportunity to enter the black hole to have the experience firsthand. I hope we all don't become disenchanted, or perhaps we should!
The Universal Solvent
“The piece aims to instigate reciprocation and exchange between individuals that emulates the evolution and changes in our social norms due to hyperconnectivity that has inevitably arose from the increase in one to many and its subsequent many to many networks. It can be seen as an interpretation of how we communicate with one another as of today Read more →
This conclusion to your project is quite a tour de force. I am going to spend more time with it when I return to Washington, but you have certainly mastered the art of blogging and documentation. I hope this document might be of value for your FYP, you certainly have done quite a bit of work leading to your thesis. Congrats and there will be more comments to come. I look forward to seeing the project in person this evening!
TEASER VIDEO for the project which will be ongoing.
How the whole process of the psychedelic experience works?
Listen to selected music----------> select suitable filter in Photobooth --------> record your psychedelic experience video----------> Submit your video through -------> artist will manipulate the submitted video and re post it in the tumblr site -------> THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE
FINALLY THE PROJECT IS UP AND RUNNING ON TUMBLR AT ! DO CONTINUE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!
A "psychedelic experience" is an altered state of awareness induced by the consumption of certain psychotropics, holotropic breathwork, meditation, or sensory deprivation.
Using a song inspired by the psychedelic experience, will audience too be experiencing what the song writer felt while being induced by such "psychedelic consumption?" That's where the project Read more →
I think what is most compelling about the project and your description is how you have framed experience, and more specifically psychedelic experience. How do we react to media? How does it transform and reshape our experience? And how does it alter who we think we are? These are some interesting questions that come to mind in regards to your work. I still think the investigation of the psychedelic, and how media/technology can induce that experience is one of the most important aspects of your research.
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This is excellent documentation for your project. It reminds me of conceptual art projects that can't be exhibited except through these kinds of documents. You might also consider incorporating the hours and hours and hours of video documentation from Adobe Connect, perhaps through screenshots. We can work together to convert the Adobe Connect recordings into video files in order to reconstruct the performance in some form.
One Line Apart has been a really fun and meaningful project for me over this semester. I am fascinated by the presence of emotions over the third space, especially seeing the artworks "Holes in Space" and "Life 2.0" over the semester. I have been pondering about this question of how the emotions and intimacy is born out on the third Read more →
As I have mentioned before, your project explores in wonderful ways the notion of intimacy in the third space. I am delighted to see the clever, creative actions you have invented to test this hypothesis. Your statement regarding the lack of inhibition is so true: we do in fact let down our defenses in the third space because we somehow feel protected or safe because of distance. What might be silly in the first space becomes creative play in the third. Congratulations on the excellent work you have done and your ability to find such playful, inventive ways to conduct your research.
G.R.A.M. Paparazzi is a catalogue book containing paparazzi style images of celebrities and non-celebrities alike.
Picking up the book and flipping through the pages is an interesting experience, not least because it's unusual to encounter these paparazzi style images in such a format. The intimacy and formality of the book lends a different dimension to these images, which are more typically Read more →
I just updated my wordpress site to include a new page with information about the 1/200th Of A Second project (yes, I finally christened it!) and a call for potential participants in the shoot.
Direct link to the page:
Images grabbed from last week's session.
We explored the possibilities of compositing different body parts aesthetically and interact accordingly.
A little photoshop and alignment can create a closer and more organic image
Compositing of our faces
Everyone will be involved in shaping the interaction. I aim to break off the wall over the third space and reconstruct one that brings Read more →
I finally got some promising video submissions from our OSS group esp Chin Fang, Jingxiang,Prakash, Min and Diana! Thanks peeps!
While browsing through the way I received the file, I realized there are limitations of wordpress in handling video submissions and this can only be done externally either through my email or wetransfer.com.
While browsing through some of the peers website, tumblr Read more →