Posts Categorized: Interaction

Vidpresso Showcases Social Media

April 10, 2013   |   filed under Broadcast, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Television

In the ever expanding market of social media visualization, broadcasters and event planners have been using Vidpresso for nearly a year to help make their content more interactive and participatory. The web service is easily integrated into television programs and events at a reasonable price point. For a monthly fee and some off-the-shelf software, the… Read more »

Spreecast And Social Video

April 3, 2013   |   filed under Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Video, Start-Ups

Former CEO of StubHub Jeff Fluhr started Spreecast in November of 2011. Since then, he’s found success with his social video startup that looks to connect people through video conversation. Many large companies have turned to Spreecast as a way to connect their audiences to authors, celebrities and other audience members. Major media companies that… Read more »

Volio Virtual Assistants

April 1, 2013   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Start-Ups, Video, Voice Control

Nuance Communications co-founder Ronald Croen has recently begun a startup that uses artificial intelligence that allows people to become virtual assistants. Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post reports that Volio combines pre-recorded video with natural language processing that allows users of a downloadable application to ask topical questions of professionals in their field. The application… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Short Film “Many Worlds” Changes According To Audience Biology

February 4, 2013   |   filed under Interaction, Movie, Short Film, Technology, Video

“Many Worlds” is a short-film/experiment written and directed by Alexis Kirke that uses bio-feedback from audience members to determine what happens in the film’s narrative. Biological detectors that read muscle tension, heart rate, brain waves and perspiration are hooked up to audience members. These detectors measure and input data in to a computer that then… 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 »