Stumbled across this on one of my many wanderings down the back of the internet. Robbie Cooper is an interactive artist. His exhibition ‘Immersion’ explores the changing relationship between humans, screens, identity and image. Inspired by watching teenagers absorbed in computer games in Chinese internet cafés, Cooper’s portraits capture everyday people as they become immersed in different types of media. Shooting through the screen, these images are single frames taken from high-definition video footage. Filming long periods of video helps Cooper’s models to forget they’re being photographed and results in natural moments of unguarded behaviour. More here: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
"We are watching more TV than at any time in the last five years.
That statistic is usually followed by 'despite the rise of the Internet'. We're in the opposite camp. We believe TV viewing is increasing because of the Internet. The social web turns TV into an event, a shared experience.
And as the social web becomes increasingly central to our lives, these events become more and more important. It becomes the nationwide, and sometimes worldwide water-cooler."