Performance Art and Digital Communication: Exercises in Empathy

Article based on the workshop portion of my Theorizing the Web presentation for the Berglund Center for Internet Studies edited by Nathan Jurgenson and Jenny Davis. Presentation video and details below.

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Exercises that tested the perception workshop participants had between viewing one another in person, via their fb/dating profile pics, and as live video

Exercises that tested the perception workshop participants had between viewing one another in person, via their fb/dating profile pics, and as live video

 
Exercise based on Theater of the Oppressed role playing - participants who were not acting narrated scene as if it were a text message.  Each resulting conversation was used as a way to understand how our interactions and in person and via digital communication and provided a way to see the unique benefits/limitations of each form of communication. 

Exercise based on Theater of the Oppressed role playing - participants who were not acting narrated scene as if it were a text message.  Each resulting conversation was used as a way to understand how our interactions and in person and via digital communication and provided a way to see the unique benefits/limitations of each form of communication. 

 
Movement exercises from contact improv were done with and without digital devices.  The experiment tested the ability to physically engage with others when switching focus between natural surroundings to digital devices. 

Movement exercises from contact improv were done with and without digital devices.  The experiment tested the ability to physically engage with others when switching focus between natural surroundings to digital devices. 

 

THEORIZING THE WEB 2014, NYC

A presentation on technology and performance workshops led at the Dfbrl8r Performance Art Gallery in Chicago IL
for more information on the event, click HERE.

GEOLOCATION AND MOBILE MSM DATING APPLICATIONS (2011-2013)

Click Image for Prezi on background information and research in Chicago.