Shamed into using a desktop client for blogging by a college colleague who forwarded this link to Atlassian which describes how much better wikis, blogs etc support collaborative working than email and Office's 'track changes'.
To follow...a collection of unordered ideas, tools and resources for our new collaboration.
First, some abstract images taken from my mobile phone from a traffic jam south of the Blackwall tunnel on Thursday 13th December. The car was static so all the movement is in my wrist.
The phone is a sony ericsson with a 20 megapixels camera.
i'm briefly back in wellington, touching base with my community here and planning to type up a pile of notes from the my years of cyberformance experiments to take back to brisbane and wrangle into a coherent thesis.
Marc and I have just had confirmation of our participation in the Liminal Screens programme at BMNI next March (yay!) where we will be working with collaborative net art platforms. So I would like to reflect on two online performances that I enjoyed during the Intimacyconference/festival, while they are still fresh in my memory. The performances were both very rich and very different from each other.
Belonging by Avatar Body Collision
Firstly, Belonging, a scripted, real-time performance in 11 scenes, by the 4 globally dispersed performers of Avatar Body Collision (ABC), with online audience participants, within the Upstage online performance tool. Upstage borrows tropes of theatre and of stage performance: stage, backdrop, characters/avatars, spoken word (via computer-voice & text in speech bubble) and incidental music.
I don't usually reblog here but this just looks soooo excellent/disturbing. Far too much to see but worth a try.
Across Visceral and Digital Performance
Goldsmiths | Laban | The Albany | Home | Online
7, 8 & 9 December
THREE DAYS OF PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, SHOW & TELL PRESENTATIONS, HAPPENINGS and a 1-DAY SYMPOSIUM
LOADS OF FREE EVENTS
LAUNCH: FRIDAY 7 DEC., 6:30-11PM @ GOLDSMITHS
it's election day in australia and the opposition labour party has swept in to power, ousting john howard's liberal (conservative) party after 11 years in power. prime minister john howard has even lost his own electorate seat. throughout the campaign the two major parties had been polling neck and neck, but it's already a clear win for labour without all the votes counted.
a blue-tongue lizard has taken up residence in a cosy-looking hole about 2 metres from my front door. the first time i saw it, i thought it was another snake, as i only saw its head hastily withdrawing into the hole. however i've now seen that it definitely has short little legs.
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