Awesome, some of my ITP classmates did this as their BigGames proejct: YouTube – Nintendo Amusement Park featured on MTV’s TRL. You get to BE MARIO!
PixTrak showed up on another blog reviewing the ITP Spring Show:
WebMetricsGuru: Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU – A Review – Part 5 of 5.
I participated in a session called Iterative Media: treating your media as code. The gist was how can collaboraiton and constructive, group creation be applied to more traditional media output. Thanks to Josh Kinberg and Dee Harvey for taking awesome notes! Read on for the notes we took from the session.
So I’m heading to Boston tomorrow morning for the Beyond Broadcast conference. I’m excited because I’m presenting the project I’ve been working on as a student researcher at ITP this past semester — a socially networked MythTV remote. I’m looking forward to meeting Wendy Seltzer, who will be talking about MythTV, specifically as it relates to the Broadcast Flag, and other issues
I’ll be demoing the MythRemote on the PepperPad, as well as the newest prototype which I’ll be showing on my laptop. The gist of the project is a remote control for your PVR with networked video commenting and chatting that is time-coded and tied to a particular program. One possible application is the idea of collaborative annotations, creating a wikipedia style commentary for a particular show. Sort of like pop-up video created by and for the viewer…
Anyway, I’ll probably be posting some more here about panels & discussions that interest me from the conference…
Great article about Dan Smith, the focus of my recent project. Today my friend actually called Dan Smith up and told him about PixTrak — I was too nervous to do it myself. Dan apparently seemed relatively pleased about it, and might even stop by the ITP Show to see it in action!
So PixTrak, the Dan Smith Will Teach You Rock & Blues Guitar Tracker is now live.
Here’s how it works:
Spot a Dan smith poster. Take a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the address in the body: i.e., 721 Broadway. Works great with cameraphones and MMS, but you can also use regular old-email if you’re so inclined.
To see the posters that have been spotted so far, or if you don’t know who Dan Smith is, visit
http://pixtrak.com/ (now with RSS!) and join in the fun! For more about the project, you can check it out here: http://uncleleron.com/wp/projects/pixtrak/
Let me know if you experience any problems, and rock on!
If you look in the header, you’ll see a new section added: Projects, where I’ve posted my most recently completed projects from this semester — eventually I’ll go through and fill in the backlog on other things I’ve been working on.
For now, I’ve added:
glowscarf: the cellular scarf
the Dan Smith Will Teach You Rock & Blues Guitar tracker
So check ’em out and see what I’ve been up to…
IT seems you can never have too many words to describe the loud, incessant use of cellphones. In my last column I played with new terminology for a wired (and wireless) age, and in the weeks since then my mailbox has been filled with your suggestions. Cellulitis, you say, or narcellism, or cellbotics.
As it relates to my glowscarf project, I especially like “Narcellism”…
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I’ve uploaded some new photos of the progress I’ve made with the glowscarf — including the hacked detector module, with fiber optic output (seen in the video above). Pix can be viewed here:
the main functionality will include: the ability for the creator and those who watch the video to add annotations anywhere in the stream, and others later to click on those annotations and jump right to that point in the video.
It’s cool to see some movement in this direction in the web 2.0 world. The click.tv people have addressed some of the issues we’ve discussed slightly differently. It seems there are ‘channels’ of comments which can be enabled or disabled. While this is interesting, it seems to be more appropriate for a moderated type environment (at least that’s what their demo shows). That said, they’ve addressed the situation with a nice clean UI and some interesting navigation elements.