Posts Categorized: Participation

This New App Lets You Express Your Feelings With Video Memes, Not GIFs

April 6, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

  “A Video Meme App”, allows the user to select a short video clip from over 5,000 clips, and add their own caption, making for more fun, interactive conversation. They can then share their video clips to iMessage, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, GroupMe, among many more.  It is available (for free) in the app store…. Read more »

5 tough questions about Oculus Rift’s VR headset launch.

April 5, 2016   |   filed under Community, Cross-Platform, Participation, Technology, Video

Oculus Rift has made the future the present by launching it’s VR headsets but uncertainty about it’s own future looms overhead with HTC and Playstation headsets on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. It… Read more »

VR as a Social Tool – Not just an Escape

April 4, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

The world of VR is moving closer to integration into our own everyday, and although it may seem scary to a good deal of us, it’s not necessarily something to be afraid of. VR’s immersive potential is, of course, its most compelling feature. However, total immersion can also be isolating—not just for the person in the headset,… Read more »

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 »