(Screens, thinking too about “mud runs”/ “wolf runs”)
Is “break out room” true? Day two is conversations with faces unknown, catching up, breaking out, pitching to peers. Connections flung by admin from mass gallery view to breakout3 then back then out to breakout2. Someone says something about Biden, I tumbleweed about trees. Admin is closing the room in five, four, three, two, one. Broken out closed in.
I think about Escape Rooms, last year’s fad. Another Room with a misappropriated label of liberation. Paying for the sensation of threat; urgency; agency. An escape when you put yourself in it; a breakout when you’re still not out of anywhere.