12 11 2012 6pm Global Concept Exchange – Collaboration & Community.
Invitation Randall Packer, CallArts Open Source Studio.
Guest speakers: Marc Garrett, and Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield.org, with Annie Abrahams, Helen Varley Jamieson, Nathaniel Stern, Andy Deck.
Performance is Reality.
“If there was any doubt about intimacy in the telematic embrace, you just need to experience it for yourself. As Annie Abrahams pointed out – who led us in a telematic happening last Friday – it’s not really a theoretical question, it’s experiential. The simplicity of her thesis is staggering. You can question, analyze, and research this problem until the cows come home, but put twenty people in front of a webcam via video-conference, and well, the proof is in the pudding. All that was required to complete the moment was to be there, even though “being there” in the virtual space poses yet another theoretical can of worms.” Randall Packer in Up close and personal with Furtherfield.