Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sundance Shorts Available On YouTube

January 30, 2013   |   filed under Movie, Short Film, Sundance, Video, YouTube

  A selection of 12 of the 65 short films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards is currently being screened on YouTubes “The Screening Room” channel. This is the second year in a row that YouTube has hosted short film content from Sundance. Viewers now have an opportunity to watch films that… Read more »

“Downloaded” Documentary To Debut At SXSW

January 21, 2013   |   filed under Documentary, Movie, Music, SXSW, Video

“Downloaded,” a documentary detailing the rise and demise of the pioneering peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster, is set to debut at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. The movie details how co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker revolutionized how information is exchanged over the internet while documenting the legal battle Napster had with the Recording Industry… Read more »

Branch Asks Users To “Write Like You Talk”

January 18, 2013   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Participation, Start-Ups, Technology

New York City startup Branch.com is coming out of beta and allowing anyone to use their service immediately. Branch lets users publish anything from the web into their interface and invite others to participate in a conversation. All users can then add to the “branch” by posting from their Twitter feed, embedding audio/video or just… Read more »

CBS Sports’ Superbowl Second-Screen Experience

January 17, 2013   |   filed under Participation, Second Screen, Sports, Streaming, Television

CBS Sports is offering an enhanced, second-screen experience for viewers of Super Bowl XLVII on February 3. Some of the features in the browser based complimentary environment include exclusive access to Super Bowl commercials immediately after they air, additional camera angles from the field and the first live stream of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime… Read more »

The Photo Bus

January 16, 2013   |   filed under Community, Equipment, Participation, Photography, Transportation

Photojournalist John Deprisco of Kansas City, MO and Cincinnati, OH has created a photo-booth out of an old VW bus and has lovingly branded it as “The Photo Bus.” The rentable studio on wheels has made a splash wherever it has gone giving patrons an opportunity to snap a few photographs inside of the classic… Read more »

Livestream And Verizon Debut LTE Broadcaster At CES 2013

January 15, 2013   |   filed under Participation, Products, Streaming, Technology, Video

Livestream has been partnering with mobile giant Verizon on an internet connected broadcast peripheral since May of last year. The device can stream live video using WiFi or Ethernet, or take advantage of Verizon’s cellular connectivity with a 3G/4G USB dongle. However, at CES 2013, Livestream announced an update to it’s Verizon paired broadcaster that boasts… Read more »

Ericsson and Avicii Crowdsource Hit Song

January 14, 2013   |   filed under Audio, Community, Crowdsourcing, Music, Participation

Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson is teaming up with world renowned DJ/Producer Avicci to create the world’s first crowdsourced hit song. The project is calling for participants to submit their own songs to the Avicci produced track. “Avicii x You” launched on January 9 and the finished track will be released February 26. Assets can be… Read more »

No Pants Subway Ride 2013

January 8, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Culture, Disruption, New York City, Participation

For the 12th year, Improve Everywhere is inviting New Yorkers to drop trou while taking the subway this Sunday, January 13. Participants are gathering at 6 meeting spots around New York where they will be organized into groups and assigned to different subway cars. This is yet another fun, participatory event being hosted by the… Read more »

Leap Motion Controller

January 8, 2013   |   filed under Gesture Control, Interaction, Products, Start-Ups, Technology

“This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap Motion controller is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market – at any price point.” A gesture control system that rivals Microsoft’s Kinect, LEAP is accepting pre-orders for their Leap Motion Controller. Once connected to a Mac/PC the  user… Read more »

Kepler Space Kit

January 3, 2013   |   filed under Photography, Products, Space, Technology, Video

“Inventor Brian Erickson first envisioned Kepler as a way for everyday folk to experience the magic of space, and while the product’s base kit is a little more down-to-earth, it’s not like Quirky to abandon a dream. With the help of 63 community influencers, that dream came to life through an incredible adventure” Here is a post about the site… Read more »