oral communication and the possibilities

Imagine you could create an oral communication your audience could experience three dimensionally in real time.

… a hologram1 is a photographic recording of a light field, rather than of an image formed by a lens, and it is used to display a fully three-dimensional image of the holographed subject, which is seen without the aid of special glasses or other intermediate optics. The hologram itself is not an image and it is usually unintelligible when viewed under diffuse ambient light. It is an encoding of the light field as an interference pattern of seemingly random variations in the opacity, density, or surface profile of the photographic medium. When suitably lit, the interference pattern diffracts the light into a reproduction of the original light field and the objects that were in it appear to still be there, exhibiting visual depth cues such as parallax and perspective that change realistically with any change in the relative position of the observer.2 Continue reading →

10 minute tales – oral communication at its best

In 2006 I created a series of oral performances with residents from an estate in Bolton, that they delivered live and orally to their community, local and extended. Each one exploring issues affecting the estate community and encouraging debate amongst the residents. 

Malcolm, one of the residents, had been asked to talk at a national housing conference about living on a council estate in Northern England. His session at the conference was given the title, ‘participation and engagement as a resident living in a council house’.

I was commissioned to create an oral communication or performance  Malcolm could deliver that matched this title and met the corresponding expectation – how do we get residents to take responsibility for their own community.
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