The ObservaStory has been created in the online social meeting platform Gather.town. Currently, Gather.town only works reliably on a laptop or desktop using a Firefox or Chrome browser. There is limited functionality on mobile devices (phones and tablets).
Enter the ObservaStory
Click on the link and you will arrive at a page where you can enter your name and customise your avatar.
Once you have done this, click “next”. Your browser may ask you for permission to access your camera and microphone – click “allow”.
At this screen you can check that your webcam, microphone, and speakers are working.
You will then be taken to a short tutorial which explains how to move around and interact with objects.
Once you finish the tutorial you will find yourself in the ObservaStory! The map is big so do have a look around. To speak to somebody simply walk up to them and you should see their video feed and be able to hear them.
To find other people in the ObservaStory, click on their name in the participants list and click “follow” to automatically follow them or locate on map to be shown a path to them.
To watch a video press x. To exit from a video mode press x.
The ObservaStory has been conceived and curated by Dr. Christina Papagiannouli, who is Research Fellow in Performance and Interactive and Immersive Technology at the University of South Wales (UK) and a member of the Bodies:On:Live organising team.
BURNING ISSUES meets Magdalena München [Interview], 2020. Alina Buchberger (Kampnagel Hamburg) interviews Helen Varley Jamieson. Interview von Alina Buchberger (Kampnagel Hamburg) mit Magdalena München im Rahmen der Konferenz BURNING ISSUES meets Kampnagel 2020 https://youtu.be/JiHfDv9_3GM