2012 Nadav Aharony.
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A collaborative gestural interface and non-linear broadcast model for the web

Team: Jamie Zigelbaum, Nadav Aharony, and Marcelo Coelho.

We built this interface in Bill Mitchell and Federeico Casalegno's class "Design Beyond Boundaries." In collaboration with RAI TV in Italy we designed an interface that would allow traditional broadcast professionals to use their depth of skill in a new medium: the web. Going against the pop idea of ubiquitous crowdsourced media, we were interested in ways to offer professionally produced, high production value content online with the same speed and authenticity.

In ReLive our goal was to merge the pattern recognition systems in human beings with the best pattern recognition algorithms. So far we have built the first half, a collaborative, gestural interface for developing web content in real-time. Our vision is of future broadcasting rooms where producers are structuring their companies websites on the fly -- a control room where every conceivable media feed is analyzed and sorted programmatically for review in a large, 3D graphical space by a team of users collaborating using a gestural interface.

The prototype was developed on top of Oblong's G-Speak combined with a live web-server as well as an interface to flickr as our data stream.