Stagecraft in the Obama Google hangout

In the tradition of this blog's attention to the visual language of power (e.g., Zuckerberg, Obama and the Changing Semiotics of the Press Conference), here is a collage of screenshots from the Valentine's Day Google hangout with President Obama.

Collage 4 Google Hangout POTUS

The President is very good at this. If the framing, lighting, and over-the-shoulder shots (not pictured; and my webcam doesn't have this feature) must be credited to the show's producer, Obama himself knows how to fill the frame with his physicality.


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