Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mission 360 is a VOD platform for Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Classes

March 31, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Mission 360 is a fitness platform, offering video workouts which include fitness courses, yoga, meditation, and pilates.  Additionally, users can set up workouts with virtual, trained coaches/ professionals. The cost varies between $30 – $250, depending on the length of the session and the professional experience of one’s coach.  The professionals include crystal healers, nutritionists,… Read more »

A Rant About Why Snapchat 2.0 Is No Disappearing Teen Fad

March 30, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Though Snapchat began as temporary pictures/messages (risqué or not), it has blossomed into an entirely new platform of communication with it’s new update.  The new update now includes auto-advance (the user selects one story, and the succeeding stories will play automatically), Stickers which adjust to conversation (After typing, applicable stickers to what the user just typed… Read more »

The future of Interactive Music is Here, Courtesy of Jeff Buckley

March 29, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Jeff Buckley’s new video allows the listener to change up the animation on the fly.  As exciting as that is, there is more.  About 15 seconds into Buckley’s new music video, it is possible for the viewer to create a remix as the video plays.  Additionally, the viewer can strip the song down to Buckley’s… Read more »

Netflix Party lets long distance friends watch together

March 28, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Say goodbye to the countless hours of the night binge-watching your favorite shows alone, that wonderful experience can now be shared with friends. Netflix Party, a chrome extension that lets viewers sync their Netflix viewing session across time and space, and adds a group chat sidebar for good measure has entered the market. Remember Xbox Live’s… Read more »

This new Star Wars virtual reality experiment looks beautiful and insane

March 25, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Late last year, Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound declared they were working together to create the ILM Experience Lab.  The duo’s focus would be bringing the magic of Star Wars to virtual reality.  Very little has been released regarding the project, except that it is built for the HTC VIVE.  The Vive has extremely… Read more »

Hulu Steps Into Virtual Reality With a New app for Samsung Gear VR

March 24, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Hulu has entered the world of VR.  With the new Hulu/Oculus VR app, viewers can watch their favorite movies or tv shows from a fully immersive environment.  Viewers play an active role as the app allows for adjustments of outside scene, lighting, and the entire look and feel of the experience.  Hulu claims this is… Read more »

Visionary VR grabs $6M to Power Virtual Story Creation

March 23, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

LA based story creation software company, VISIONARY VR is on a mission to build an “instinctive” experience with their VR headsets, allowing the user to create and experience their game at the same time.  DFJ recently led Visionary’s quest for funds, and came out with an astounding $6 million.  The $6 million will assist in… Read more »

Face2Face instantly edits videos to make it look like you’re saying something you’re not

March 21, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Technology, Video

The era of photoshop has just become a little scarier. In recent years, assuming a photo is doctored has become the norm – the default unless proven otherwise. We only had to worry about seeing the mistakes in photos, but now with the work of students on the project, Face2Face, videos are coming under fire as… Read more »

Chatfuel lets publishers — and anyone — build bots for messaging apps

March 18, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

  Chat has become the center of the smartphone universe, so it makes sense that bots are being used to deliver information in a convenient and engaging manner. But how do brands or media companies get started and create a bot? That’s where Chatfuel, a company that’s currently going through Y Combinator, is looking to make its mark…. Read more »

Cinemacraft Raises $3.9M For Its Interactive Video Embed Technology

March 17, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Music, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Cinemacraft, a Tokyo-based start up that just closed a $3.9 million deal, is granting publishers and content creators an alternative to the standard video embed.  The $3.9 million will allow the company focus in product development and international markets.  Cinemacraft created the “videogram”, which allows the user to view a selection of moments from a… Read more »