In our performance, we asked the class to close their eyes and try to count to 10. If two people spoke at the same time they had to start over again, without opening their eyes. A demonstration was done my the our group first. The purpose of our group activity was to see how the minds could be connected without the usual vision sense we have. We were trying to see how we would react differently when our usual ways of communication though our vision sense is taken away, and if we were able to communicate without it. Moreover, we were interested in what sort of emergent system would result from having only simple individual rules, and what patterns would emerge from these simple rules and the interactions between the individuals. We also were referring to Chorost's idea of our brains being connected on the web, this basic activity would represent the connectedness of our minds with each other, and how willing we are to share thoughts. One last thing we thought we want to examine is the willingness of us to let others speak for us, speak our thoughts, and how un/comfortable that would be and how trusting are we?
The activity came out well, it was impressive how the class could reach to 10 in a short time, after only few tries. Then we tried it with the alphabet and lost at the letter V, which is interesting, because how anxious were the students to finish that two just wanted to maybe take over and finish it.