Final report by Tongyao Guan, MA Narrative Environments, CSM
Funded by the Post-Grad Community Project Fund
R U HERE – in the place we call home explores the impact of instant messaging on social relationships, focusing particularly on how instant messaging alters our daily interactions and reshapes our experience of close relationships in domestic environments. To discuss this very current social issue, the opinion of relative users should be gathered rather than given, the audience should be the participants rather than viewers. Under this principle, R U HERE aims to offer a platform to perform the daily use of instant messaging between close relationships. The showing of this common behavior allows participants to construct their own meaning and opinion from the experience and observation.