Published on February 6, 2009
HyperConnected Beings from social web to networked consciousness by kevin lim // cyberculturalist // theory.isthereason.com // 02.02.09
31 / guy / guest lecturing for the lulz
...where else I exist?
then I started to realize
...merge my physical and virtual identities.
...so I try the “high road”
First Person Shooter - Cinéma vérité
Snow Crash’s Metaverse
Cyberpunk thriller: Strange Days (1995)
Steve Mann: First Known Cyborg
Justin Kan (justin.tv) real-time, socially augmented experiences
Gordon Bell of Microsoft (memory prosthetic)
How did I go about it?
! The Digital Divide in terms of video media literacy (Stavchansky, 2006)
Small cheap storage Lightweight sensors Ubiquitous wireless networks Better information retrieval Steve Whittaker - http://dis.shef.ac.uk/stevewhittaker
Personal (Visual) Experience Storage Requirement 1 hour of video on a DVD = 2.5 Gbytes Average # hours lived = 600,000 hours Total number of bytes is approximately 1500 Terabytes (~1.5 x 1015 bytes) Michael Lesk (1999) http://www.lesk.com/mlesk/ksg97/ksg.html
How do I search past experiences?
Generating video thumbnails
Tagging video keyframes e.g. Viddler.com
Geo-tagging video keyframes e.g. Seero.com
Omron face detection
Face Detection / Chaptering e.g. Polar Rose’s Video Faces
memory prosthetic ambient intimacy crowdsourcing self-awareness security
VIDEO = high cognitive bandwidth
TEXT = low cognitive bandwidth
We should also consider the “low road”...
What’s synchronous and widely accessible today?
Twitter Friends Browser http://www.neuroproductions.be/
1st Buffalo Tweetup @ 29th Mar 2008
Why do we use twitter?
On Ambient Intimacy Leisa Reichelt coined the term “ambient intimacy” (Mar 2007) Describes the genre of social computing apps led by Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce. Refers to the constant sense of closeness users feel with their circle of friends through technologies that informally Leisa Reichelt reveal us to each other. http://www.disambiguity.com/ambient-intimacy/
On Ambient Intimacy “Ambient intimacy is about being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy that you wouldn’t usually have access to, because time and space conspire to make it impossible.” Leisa Reichelt http://www.disambiguity.com/ambient-intimacy/
On Ambient Intimacy Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin called “the phatic function.” Like saying “what’s up?” as you pass someone in the hall. Mizuko Ito described the same light, low-content text message circles existing among Japanese teens. Leisa Reichelt http://www.disambiguity.com/ambient-intimacy/
Does twitter extend the realm of self to strangers?
Twitter gravities include, celebrities, inﬂuencers, major events.
Sichuan Earthquake @ 12th May 2008 http://www.citizen20.co.uk/news_earthquake.html
Can twitter mobilize users?
Collective Intelligence “the capacity of a human community to evolve toward higher order complexity thought, problem-solving and integration through collaboration and innovation.” - George Por
On Coordination twitter = low-complexity coordination
Why is twitter pervasive, or even addictive?
Using Game Mechanics Five Game Mechanics 1. Collecting 2. Earning Points 3. Feedback Amy Jo Kim Creative Director 4. Exchanges ShufﬂeBrain 5. Customization
Using Game Mechanics “I see a game mechanics working well on sites like YouTube, Yelp, Twitter, and Flickster. [...] like points, leaderboards, level-ups, social Amy Jo Kim exchanges, and customization Creative Director to a strong core experience.” ShufﬂeBrain
No. of clicks on your links
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Plenty of ground to explore. Time for your questions.
Thank you Reach me via twitter at @brainopera
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