Comments: The Chat as Art, The Chat as Theater

I think this kind of interaction works for people with certain information absorption or learning styles, and not for others.

I recall during Bloggercon III they had the IRC up on the screen in one of the sessions. Now, I wasn't participating in the chat, and maybe I would have enjoyed it more had I been, but I found it way too distracting and mentally chaotic. I mean, what percentage of people do you think are really good at listening to and watching speakers (to absorb both their vocal and physical cues...which I find part of the package) and reading at the same time. Not to mention the eye strain :)

I think I sound like a dinosaur when I say this, but I'll say it anyway...what you're describing sounds like it would have been sensory overload for my poor, particular brain.

Posted by Elisa Camahort at May 22, 2005 08:40 AM

I think this kind of interaction works for people with certain information absorption or learning styles, and not for others.

I recall during Bloggercon III they had the IRC up on the screen in one of the sessions. Now, I wasn't participating in the chat, and maybe I would have enjoyed it more had I been, but I found it way too distracting and mentally chaotic. I mean, what percentage of people do you think are really good at listening to and watching speakers (to absorb both their vocal and physical cues...which I find part of the package) and reading at the same time. Not to mention the eye strain :)

I think I sound like a dinosaur when I say this, but I'll say it anyway...what you're describing sounds like it would have been sensory overload for my poor, particular brain.

Posted by Elisa Camahort at May 22, 2005 08:45 AM