Talk talk (Monday in the BEtreat)
Posted Juli 31, 2012on:
What a coincidence that I’m reading Talk talk of T.C. Boyle in these days and participating online in Wengers‘ BEtreat.
In Boyle’s book one of the the main characters, Dana, is deaf – and she observes people talking – and understands about 25% (she reflects that it is not clear how much a deaf person can understand via reading lip movements as many sounds of the human voice are so similar).
Yesterday as online participant I felt a little bit as Dana, often I could observe people speaking but I didn’t hear / understand it.
The screenshot shows the coffee break where the f2f participants assembled at the border of the camera view – they were chatting and laughing – and I was observing, happy to lay down my headset, and excluded.
As online participant (after the first hours of participating) I have no feeling for the group. There should be 16 participants – but are there ever 16 persons active yesterday? Were there 8 persons online, in skpye?
In our first „day hello round“ every participant could speak about how he or she got to the BEtreat. This round was lost on me as I wasn’t seeing who talked.
When we online participants went to bed (about 1:00 in the morning) the f2f participants started with a barbecue. So they know each other better now. I intend to „collect“ BEtreaters, and I’m curios how many of them I will know better tonight.