Over the past week I’ve been the Artist in Residency at Toonspeak and here’s what I’ve been doing.
The Students want to talk about it.
Next door to the studio space is the Toonspeak office. While talking to Rachel in the office about what I was doing, she was immediately telling me about a study that’s been done in the US where they show people small clips of the presidential debates with the sound off, and the study shows that people can accurately guess who won the debate on body language alone! This was brilliant, and part of what’s great about the process of being Artist in Residence here at Toonspeak. You can work away all day in the studio and then, on a break, just be chatting in the other room to people in the office and suddenly you’ve got an interesting avenue to explore or in my case, evidence that my process is actually a scientific one that is being used already in some form in the wider world. This happened a second time with Paula in the office when she put me on to a video about this US election being the most violent yet. This is interesting because something has changed in the way certain politicians are conducting their rallies and speeches that are whipping people up into violent moods. It’s not that simple of course, but it’s an interesting avenue for my investigation. I’ve posted links to info on both these topics below.
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