Moving my project to a time before the internet would be quite feasible assuming it wasn’t illegal somewhere. If you have ever been to a city you’ve probably seen people on the streets doing exactly what I was doing. Street performers are social artists in a sense. They work directly with their audience, are influenced by the audience and in some cases make a living from it.
For my specific work, live broadcast of art as it’s created and the subjects are chosen by the viewers. The only real major difference would be the medium and the location. Instead of working digitally on a tablet and Photoshop, it would be a pencil and paper. Instead of from the comfort of our homes and a cozy chair, it would be on the side of a street, perhaps at a park or in a café. I feel that once I get past my personal issues with drawing in public. Working physically close to my viewers and contributors would be a far more enjoyable experience for the both of us, as I would be working on paper (a medium in better with) and my viewers/contributors would be able to have far greater input, not to mention an eraser time chatting.
One large difference though would come with the resulting images form the encounter. When you are physically near someone and they request something, it is naturally expected for the drawing to be gifted to them at its completion. While that is nothing I’m against, it would make it harder to document the event and anything that was created I would no longer poses at the end of it.