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Hello. This is all completely new to me and getting my head around these processes....I'm intrigued but also have levels of confusion.
I am in South Texas, CST. If anyone is still looking for a collaborator in this assignment 3? I am only available after 10pm CST so maybe that is good for some of you who are in euro time zones?
I am still looking for one. So 10 pm for you is 14pm for me. Are you free tomorrow, wednesday?
Yes, tomorrow or Wednesday work well for me. Anytime after 10pm.
How shall we connect?
We could try a google hangout. I can write you as soon I am online, if you are anyway.
Ok. ive never used google hangout, but it should be simple enough.
Yes, I tried it first time last week and it works, you just need to ensure that you use video, otherwise it did not work for me. see you tomorrow!
Hi Amber! Did you get my message today? Another proposition would be Saturday at 14 European Time, 10, for your, there I'm free a long time also afterwards!
Hi everyone! Please let me reiterate that you may use any technology that is familiar to you. If you are more comfortable with Skype rather than google hangout, use Skype.
Basically the difference is that skype seems able to group video call with up to 7 people and google hangout can video call with 10 people (probably not relevant to this assignment). For past meta-academy hangouts we have used google hangouts and either taken screen shots for documentation or taken notes.
Google+ hangouts on air (a video call that streams and captures directly to youtube) creates it's own document, since it creates a youtube video of your entire hangout. So if that is of interest to you, here are some starter directions. https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2553119?hl=en
The point here is to use technology that will not create a lot of work for you.
hi to everybody, i'm sorry for the delay but i've some trouble with the internet connection,particulary with wi-fi. Hoping to overcome this technical problem.
Anyway i fell like Amber Ortega Perez.... i think this is a huge and complex task, hoping to get everything that is needed in the right way.
I 'm in Italy, Europe,i'm available on skype, facebook, google various apps,etc...but...i'm logged in with different e-mail address than here,but i read all the incoming mails.
So i still do not have find any partner here,so i'm available.....I could be online also tomorrow morning from around 11.00( a.m) till 16.00 (4.00 p.m) Italy time zone.
On facebook look for Cristine Sonia Baraga (send me a message,that i know you are from dance-tech activities), for google apps(hangout,) look for firstname.lastname@example.org, skype cristine.sonia.baraga, youtube csbaraga channel, on vimeo, instagram, i use the facebook profile.
Thank all of you in advance
So here is what Amber and I experienced. For how we worked on the score: we met on Skype yesterday at 10/5), decided to do the first part of the exercise and then decided to meet again messaging today on Facebook same time to give feedback (this wasn't decided but it came just instantly as the most easiest way). Here is a copy/paste from our conversation:
So the exercise was difficult for me. I felt Las the day went on that to you became farther away and eventually disappeared.
I just came back from workand just see your message (Ill get back on it, but here is first of all what I thought).
It was not easy for me, too, especially as I thought that I did it wrong. I could also have elft my skype open when you left the room, so to do the beginning of the score, but I trier it over the day anyway.
At the beginning, when you quit the chair and I shut down skype, I found it very strange and a quiet vulnerable place to share, as the proximity is tangible in a way through the screen, but we you don't see the person anymore on the other side, you feel left alone and you want to know to what kind of space the other person went, without being able to follow.
I think at the beginning after the skype you left the imaginary space more quickly and actually throughout my evening came back suddenly, as I took the idea of it with me to cinema, when I saw a documetnary on Sidi Larby Charkoui. He said something about us feeling always manipulated in the world, but what we should try to feel more was the connection between us, so in this moment, although not even being at home I felt connected, because of this exercise I was thinking if.
But in general, I felt the "being far away", although being virtually close in the beginning. It's strange to know that people see your room and you see theirs, their space, without you in it (when you leave the screen but leave skype on). It is like surveillance in a way. I think it is at first sight more easy to feel the distance between two virtual presences, but then if you take it like an exercise into your real space, you can find memories or hinds that link you to the other person and her space, eventually.
Well, anyway, a difficult score.
The gif is great, that's exactly what it felt like, being there and not
for me this was the last image i took with me for the day
Yes, I was not expecting you to turn off the skype right away and I heard the skype hang up sound and I was surprised but I tried to stay in that sensing of presence state. I also too felt that sudden feeling of being alone. It must be because of the instance disappearance of someone, you can't watch them walk away or hear their car drive away, its instantaneous. I think the instantaneous aloneness heightens the feeling.
I love that image...I am embedded in cyberspace in your mind „smile“-Emoticon
Yes, the instant disappearing is most strange, that's a good description of it! I always feel this when I skype with somebody, especially as I am not so used to it, it is almost more hearing then leaving a person in real space.
and yes, embedded on my real/virtual desktop actually.
shall we put the images in the group discussion?
I feel it too, especially when skyping my sister who I do not get to see in the flesh very often. there is real sense of that and I really dislike it but it is now the world's growing culture of communication. yes, lets share these words/descriptions and images on the dance-tech board.
But can we say that through virtual distance you get to feel or enhance perhaps even more the connection? On the other side, through the day you also said the image disappeared, but that's like with every encounter with somebody else in a way.
Ok, let's do that. We can also just type in this conversation, I mean copy/paste it, no?
Sure, copy/paste „smile“-Emoticon
I'm just filling it in...
I think there were factors that made you disappear, one was it was my first time meeting you and it was virtually. Then I am aware of your physical distance from me and in that knowing there is a sense that I don't have a mental grasp on your location. when I say goodbye to a local friend on the phone, I dont have the sudden sense of alone or disappearance because maybe I know the physical location of them? I am familiar with them physically and locationally? It was difficult for me because of the distance between us to begin with. This is just a hypothesizing „smile“-Emoticon
Yes, absolutely, this goes with it, I think so, too. Actually the more you know personally from a person, the more you can image where and what he or she is doing through out the day. You have good imaginativ food for your thoughts.
Will you post for both of us or should we both post?
I will post everything from here through copying.
The only thing yesterday when I really felt strongly connected, and this goes back to what you just said, was the moment of the documentary, when I thought touching a subject that we have just talked about before, about feeling connected, altough virtually and not in real time. This was going me a clear image of us two talking about it, whereever this would be and also a thematic connection. Sidi Larbi was pointing connection in the contrast to manipulation between people and interactions, but in a way, here we have both, because we are being choreographed (or manipulated) through virtual communication, through the codes and interfaces that we use, too.
what documentary was that I would love to see it too.
It was The Need to Dance, I saw it on a documentary festival. It could have been going a bit deeper in some subjects, but it was nice to see anyway.
Ok, I copy till here now „wink“-Emoticon