Lecture 05: CrossTalk

We’ll talk in six rounds. In any round you’re either:

  • presenting your group’s work (informally – just talk around your blog content, plans for the project)
  • listening to another group, asking questions, giving feedback
  • talking to me (sorry, there’s an odd number of groups)

Combinations for each round below. Groups on the left are presenting (unless you’re talking to me) .

Round 1
Complex Adaptive Sound Deadline Music
Developing Multidimensional Objects Invisible Cities
Exploring Entropy Echo Locus
Field Poetics Illuminating the Imperceptible
Immersive Audio-Vision Dogme95
Private and Confidential Interlinking Cultures
Vlogging DMSP Owen
Round 2
Deadline Music Developing Multidimensional Objects
Dogme95 Private and Confidential
Echo Locus Complex Adaptive Sound
Illuminating the Imperceptible Immersive Audio-Vision
Interlinking Cultures Exploring Entropy
Invisible Cities Vlogging DMSP
Owen Field Poetics
Round 3
Complex Adaptive Sound Dogme95
Developing Multidimensional Objects Interlinking Cultures
Exploring Entropy Illuminating the Imperceptible
Field Poetics Deadline Music
Immersive Audio-Vision Invisible Cities
Private and Confidential Owen
Vlogging DMSP Echo Locus
Round 4
Deadline Music Private and Confidential
Dogme95 Vlogging DMSP
Echo Locus Immersive Audio-Vision
Illuminating the Imperceptible Developing Multidimensional Objects
Interlinking Cultures Field Poetics
Invisible Cities Exploring Entropy
Owen Complex Adaptive Sound
Round 5
Complex Adaptive Sound Invisible Cities
Developing Multidimensional Objects Owen
Exploring Entropy Deadline Music
Field Poetics Dogme95
Immersive Audio-Vision Interlinking Cultures
Private and Confidential Echo Locus
Vlogging DMSP Illuminating the Imperceptible
Round 6
Deadline Music Vlogging DMSP
Dogme95 Exploring Entropy
Echo Locus Developing Multidimensional Objects
Illuminating the Imperceptible Private and Confidential
Interlinking Cultures Complex Adaptive Sound
Invisible Cities Field Poetics
Owen Immersive Audio-Vision

In this session groups have ‘speed dated’ and had a chance to present their work and vision to other groups, and to give / receive feedback.

A couple of points to make about the process:

  1. Much of the process of presenting your work is about telling a story. By having gone over this story a couple of times today you’ll start to notice what changed between successive tellings: what got discarded as perhaps unimportant? What got emphasised. These are helpful cues both for presenting and for focusing your work.
  2. The process of telling will also alert you to aspects that aren’t as obvious as you thought, such as concepts that colleagues hadn’t encountered before, and so can alert you to how to present work to a general audience.
  3. In giving feedback you’ll have started to get an insight to where your peers are in their own work as well as the kinds of things that can get occluded or overlooked. Again, this provides a useful basis for reflecting on your own work.