About the Show
Emma On Relationships is an online call-in show developed by Amber Frid-Jimenez comprised of ten short videos hosted by Emma Lindsay, a Computer Science major at MIT. Emma interviews her friends in her room at Senior House, an undergraduate dormitory on the MIT campus, about issues such as sexuality, gender and fertility. After watching the videos, viewers are invited to leave telephone messages on the website for Emma and the rest of the cast. Emma addresses callers concerns directly through short one minute 'video response' episodes also posted to the site. Visitors can listen to all messages, which are immediately publicly accessible on the web site.
Each episode in the series centers around a single question, such as "How do Average Guys Get with Hot Girls?" or "Should You be Gay?" Emma's attitude is deadpan, and the conclusions that she draws from the posted comments often fly in the face of conventional logic. For example, the most effective strategy for an average guy to date a goodlooking girl, Emma tells us, is for the guy to pursue more than one girl at once and never tell any of them that they are attractive. In response to a caller who asked about abstinence as a form of birth control, Emma clarifies her religious beliefs, uses sock puppets to demonstrate sexual positions, and offers her unorthodox opinion about the statistical ineffectiveness of abstinence as a viable method of birth control. Her candid remarks and the responses they inspire suggest the power of traditional modes of communication when used in concert with new form of conversation, by telephone, web and video. Emma On Relationships is a provocative forum that incites the audience to become a public part of the performance.
EOR is a forum that incites the audience to become a public part of an ongoing performance online. The provocative content emphasizes the intimacy of the telephone and web interface. EOR is an experiment in unsensored content exploring use of the telephone as an anonymous input device. The content of the show is in no way representative of or correlated to the opinions of any person or organization involved in the site, including - but not limited to - the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Media Lab, the Physical Language Workshop, or the sites' contributors, or viewers.
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