Robot cameraman lets users take video selfies
While selfies have become a major trend in the past year — even leading one Japanese company to developselfie camera stands for tourists — they’re actually a practical way capture a meaningful moment when there’s no-one else around to do it. With this in mind, SOLOSHOT is a robotic camera tripod that automatically tracks the subject as they move, enabling athletes and performers to create dynamic video selfies. READ MORE…

Robot cameraman lets users take video selfies

While selfies have become a major trend in the past year — even leading one Japanese company to developselfie camera stands for tourists — they’re actually a practical way capture a meaningful moment when there’s no-one else around to do it. With this in mind, SOLOSHOT is a robotic camera tripod that automatically tracks the subject as they move, enabling athletes and performers to create dynamic video selfies. READ MORE…

Immersive 360° video lets viewers choose which characters to follow
The in-built accelerometers in tablets and smartphones offer increasingly unusual ways for users to interact with multimedia content. We recently wrote about Device6, a playable novel that relies on manipulation of the iPad to give a sense of space. Now a project from Switzerland called IDNA – Spatial Storytelling has produced a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices that reveals different elements of the story depending on the way viewers choose to angle their tablet. READ MORE…

Immersive 360° video lets viewers choose which characters to follow

The in-built accelerometers in tablets and smartphones offer increasingly unusual ways for users to interact with multimedia content. We recently wrote about Device6, a playable novel that relies on manipulation of the iPad to give a sense of space. Now a project from Switzerland called IDNA – Spatial Storytelling has produced a 360-degree video narrative for handheld devices that reveals different elements of the story depending on the way viewers choose to angle their tablet. READ MORE…

Throwable 360° camera could aid search and rescue operations
Devices such as the Kopin Golden-i Wireless Headset has already shown how emergency responders can take advantage of mobile tech. Now Serveball – a throwable camera that can capture 360-degree footage while in the air – could find use in search and rescue missions, giving responders visual coverage where the eye can’t reach. READ MORE…

Throwable 360° camera could aid search and rescue operations

Devices such as the Kopin Golden-i Wireless Headset has already shown how emergency responders can take advantage of mobile tech. Now Serveball – a throwable camera that can capture 360-degree footage while in the air – could find use in search and rescue missions, giving responders visual coverage where the eye can’t reach. READ MORE…

Through platform, fans commit to fund Youtube artists’ every upload
Since the advent of file sharing, musicians have come up with a multitude of novel ways to fund their work, such as Pikup, the app that tracks users’ music listening habits and remunerates artists accordingly. Using the crowdfunding model, new startup Patreon enables fans to automatically donate money each time online content creators upload a new piece of work. READ MORE…

Through platform, fans commit to fund Youtube artists’ every upload

Since the advent of file sharing, musicians have come up with a multitude of novel ways to fund their work, such as Pikup, the app that tracks users’ music listening habits and remunerates artists accordingly. Using the crowdfunding model, new startup Patreon enables fans to automatically donate money each time online content creators upload a new piece of work. READ MORE…

Movie provides extra narrative content to cinemagoers via app
Some people may get annoyed when audiences start getting their phones out during a performance, but we’ve come across a few projects that encourage those with an urge to check their devices – such as the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Tweet Seat scheme. Now, a new movie from the Netherlands called App has placed viewers’ second screens at the heart of its narrative, providing extra content to those who keep their smartphones at hand for the duration of the film. READ MORE…

Movie provides extra narrative content to cinemagoers via app

Some people may get annoyed when audiences start getting their phones out during a performance, but we’ve come across a few projects that encourage those with an urge to check their devices – such as the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Tweet Seat scheme. Now, a new movie from the Netherlands called App has placed viewers’ second screens at the heart of its narrative, providing extra content to those who keep their smartphones at hand for the duration of the film. READ MORE…