Re: [-empyre-] sense of place in digital space....

On Thursday, September 18, 2003, Martin wrote from

in our performances,  in which often  "only"  the live performers are
in direct contact with the interactive technology, I could say that the
notion of place does not play such an important role

hmmmmmm not sure I can buy this... the social scientist in me rebels at this contention <grin/>

could you speak to this issue some more?

if they can "see" the tech in action
and they can experience "the other" in some way
then I would probably contend that
whether "in direct contact with the interactive technology"
or not
*will* form a mental-mapping of the experience
which includes notions of both place/space
and of relative "proximity" of the other(s)

but perhaps I am misunderstanding
what you are saying...


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