Edna Piranha on Chat and Video

Imagine having a fixed time for recording yourself on camera – let’s say two seconds to capture your actions. But let’s also include the ability to associate it with text. Then you press send.

The audience now sees a looping image along with your text. They see it again. And again. They associate the text with the looping imagery. Now think about how effective this is in communicating a moment across to others.

Edna Piranha (Jen Fong-Adwent) “Community and Communication in Virtual Space: The Video”

chat.meatspac.es is one of the most interesting things I’ve seen in a while. It’s amazing how much of a difference those loops make compared to something highly similar, like the stills on facespac.es. Despite spending very little time on chat.meatspac.es, it’s easy to feel like you’re familiar with the regulars, and I can still recall specific messages these strangers have posted even though the conversation wasn’t tight or on any particular topic.