View Images → For three months in 2011 I did a field work of sorts on Chat Roulette, a website on the fringe of the social networking frontier.
The site connects a user with a random stranger, anywhere in world, via live video and audio link.
The main actor wore a motorcycle helmet with a Go Pro camera, light and Teradek HDMI transmitter."We were both hackers, this was the mid-1990s and we were both cyber criminals. We were the only two people in that world with an interest in something more than online vandalism.with up to four users at the same time, have private cam2cam video chat with random strangers, rate other users, and see who is watching your live webcam.As culture becomes progressively digitized and we spend increasing amounts of our time and attention in front of screens of all kinds I find the image of peoples faces, so close and so engaged with the computer, a particularly relevant portrait of both these individuals themselves and the society in which they are participants.There’s no question about it — airing a complaint and getting it off of your chest can be relieving.