Monthly Archives: February 2013

Qualcomm’s Best Bus Stop Ever

February 28, 2013   |   filed under Disruption, Interaction, Participation, Video, YouTube

Qualcomm’s “Born Mobile” campaign recently took an interactive and viral turn. Last week a video was posted on Qualcomm’s YouTube channel of an otherwise normal looking bus stop. One minor alteration created an exceptional experience for the bus stop’s inhabitants. A poster, featuring a url that participants could enter into their cellphone’s web browser, occupied… Read more »

Christopher Baker’s ‘Hello World!’

February 27, 2013   |   filed under Art, Conversation, Participation, Video, YouTube

Visual artist Christopher Baker meditates on the effect of participatory media in our fundamental human desire to be heard with his piece, ‘Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise.’ Over 5000 videos that Baker cultivated from various internet sources were used to create an immersive audio/video installation. “On one… Read more »

320 Gigapixel Image Is World’s Largest

February 26, 2013   |   filed under Competition, Gigapixel, Panorama, Photography, World Record

The BT Tower in London, England was recently used to help take an amazing 320 gigapixel 360 degree panoramic photo of the tower’s surroundings. BT London teamed up with photography firm 360Cities for the immersive world record photo. More than 48,000 individual frames were collated into a single panorama capturing London in great detail. If you… Read more »

The Era Of Participatory TV

February 25, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Conversation, Participation, Second Screen, Television

Over at TechCrunch, 2x entrepreneur and current VC at GRP Partners Mark Suster contributed an article predicting the future of television as more “Participatory” then “Social.” As many startups are focusing on “Social TV,” Mark suggests that the shift in the industry is moving more towards “Participatory TV.” In an age of low cost production,… Read more »

Social TV Article From The Next Web

February 22, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Facebook, Second Screen, Social Media, Television

In an article posted on TheNextWeb, Robin Wauters describes the evolution of social television and Facebook’s experiments with new TV check-ins. People have had a second screen within their reach while watching television for years. Social platforms are now taking advantage of this fact, implementing features that help people more easily share what they’re watching. Twitter recently… Read more »

InsightShare And ‘Video Girls For Change’

February 21, 2013   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Participation, Social Change

Participatory Video practitioners InsightShare are leaders in the use of PV as a tool for communities to build confidence between themselves and decision-makers. Their work spans the world, helping people tell their own story in an attempt to create change within their local community. This type of support was recently shared in a webinar detailing the… Read more »

New Cinema And Interactive Film

February 20, 2013   |   filed under Filmmaking, Hacking, Interaction, New York City, Technology

New Cinema is an experimental program, based out of New York City, designed to explore the next generation of filmmaking and storytelling. By bringing together filmmakers, creative coders, motion capture specialists and other creatives, New Cinema seeks to research new frontiers in visual storytelling. Four of the current works-in-progress were recently on view at Eyebeam:… Read more »

Beck’s Hello Again Re-imagines Bowie’s Sound And Vision

February 19, 2013   |   filed under Gesture Control, Interaction, Music, Technology, Video

At the end of last year artist/musician Beck released ‘Song Reader’, an album that dives into collaboration and participation like no other album previous. Beck continues with these themes in a new music video produced by Linc0ln and co-created by music video director Chris Milk called ‘Hello Again.’ Beck and Milk team up to create… Read more »

Video Head Camera Helmet

February 15, 2013   |   filed under Equipment, Products, Sports, Technology, Video

A new patent-pending technology that builds an SD or HD camera into a helmet is coming this Spring. Video Head makes capturing moments in extreme situations easy by combining video technology and safety. As a challenger to the ever popular and mobile GoPro camera, the Video Head helmet beats it out by diminishing the risk… Read more »