: Communication is never clean smooth and transparent
: Machines don’t make communication easier, they just change it.
: Machines are fragile and need a lot of attention
: humans also have hormones and moods in front of a screen
: Communication is always dangerous
: About relational dynamics in a dispersed group
: investigating and staging the limits and possibilities of machine mediated collaboration and co-creation
: Alone together
: sharing a place of expression and responsibility
: adolescent group-dynamics and partying
: Mirrored image
: Losing spatial control
: Can’t trust the body
: Bodies are absent, have become disorienting images, but exist in front of the screen
: Bodies constraint due to fixed position imposed by headset and webcam
: Evolving in a unified soundscape incapable of knowing who says what
: Details, subtleties in face and body expression are lacking
: the image is pixelized and of low quality
: The gaze is wandering across the screen
: There cannot be a complete overview
: There is no peripheral view
: Due to network delays there is No unified timeframe
: Perceiving what is going on is difficult
: Interacting is hazardous
: no leader
: no one controls
: Vulnerabilities (hidden code) are revealed
: Beyond self-representation and control
: Aesthetics of attention and trust
: It’s all about behavior
: How to listen ?
: When to act ?
: Where is my place ?
: What shall I do ?
: Where can I be ?
: Where is the we ?
: What can we do ?
: Where do I stand ?
: Who can I touch ?
: And the audience ?
: Give them real agency
: Let them make a difference
: Or tell interesting stories
While passionate, persevering, trusting and with all senses “on” you need to accept … Talk Signalraum Night of Cyberformance 09 / 01 /2014,
Signalraum für Klang une Kunst, Münich and online for the Upstage’s 10th birthday event.
pdf 44 slides with images : https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/upstagesignal.pdf