More useful and, hence, probably less exciting, would be the ability to chat with strangers that had a shared interest
I just tried it and found the experience incredibly jarring. I can’t remember being that affected by something in a long, long time. I don’t know how it will evolve but I’m fascinated to see what happens. Remember: all new media types start with porn.For some reason I’m reminded of an old John Hodgman radio piece ( asking which superpower you’d rather have: flight or invisibility. Each has its own potential, and its own temptations. (Also: flight is who you think you want to be, invisibility is who you fear you probably are.) If Twitter gives you the power of flight, Chatroulette gives you the power of invisibility. Which will most people choose?
there’s a quote about art that i don’t think it can get right, but it’s something like if it impacts you, it’s art.
I made a video called 1 man 2 fish which caused this chatroulette craze
“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change it can not only move us, it makes us move.” Ossie Davissomething like that?
It’s a very true quote. type of thing that always rings true once you getinvolved in the process of making stuff…
oh, have you seen the “Great hatsby project”. It basically goes look around this site through livejournal, finds two random screennames and connects them together with a screenname in the middle.
I have a hard enough time avoiding idiots in day-to-day contact. Why would I actively seek them out?In seriousness, this doesn’t seem like a super healthy concept to me. Read more “There is no sustained interplay, absolutely no substrate on which to grow any relationships”