For this assignment I decided to give Popcorn.js a shot: kaminsky-itp.herokuapp.com. I used some pre-existing video from General Assembly. I added a few notes as well as a Twitter feed that searches the hashtag #MakingSomethingPeopleLove (the name of the video). It’s just a simple way to see what conversations people are having on Twitter after [...]
This week, I have been trying to develop a demo that takes traditional commenting from words to images. In particular, the image i want users to submit are screen grabs from a video they are watching. I feel that activity, screen capture of interesting pixels, is an untapped resource. So, the initial conversation [...]
Last week our group, now Pointers, formally Grand IO, held a live streaming lecture event and captured 4 new talks on various topics. The lectures were captured with UStream and subsequently posted online immediately with no post-processing. This week we worked on adding extra content to those videos through annotation, making them more valuable as [...]
The idea I’m working on (in progress…) is to add Parlor-style reactions to a video as you watch it –”aha”, “agreed”, “huh?”, etc. (another reference for this kind of tagging of reactions: http://canv.as/)
It would be nice to be able to play back only the highlighted parts (or only interesting/confusing/irritating parts), but for this there [...]
I was thinking about this a lot and I tried a few things and nothing seemed right. To the point that I decided to start from scratch.
I started with a mockup based on the weeks we’ve done so far and drawing from my experiences of using existing online learning services and from being on [...]
This beta site is a mishmash of comments, video, gifs, database and google hangout. Excuse my website’s appearance, it certainly didn’t mean to look this way. In case you can’t find them, commenting box is on the top, and embedded video is on the bottom right. I am using Disqus for commenting and Popcorn.js for embedded Vimeo video. They [...]
[in an "about to hang myself" late night note: so, Mark discovered and posted about Mozilla Popcorn Webmaker.
BUT, what I have in mind is twofold, for creating/editing content, but mostly, for commenting and discussion about the content. I might have to focus deeply into that part, as the first one is already developed. ]
I wanted to take advantage of this time to get a little bit into popcorn.js, and also start with mongodb. My idea was to have a simple system for users to comment on an instructional video, however, their comments would be tied to a range of time in the corresponding video. Their comment (and ideally [...]
This week I dove deeper into combining live conversation with live video.
Some of my thoughts in approaching this project:
I wanted it to be all within 1 Webpage (no redirections). While I ultimately might opt for a system like Google Hangouts, for this assignment, I wanted to explore combining tools in a single Webpage. [...]
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This week, I experimented further with livestreaming and documented an hour-long Rare Grooves presentation at ITP using Google Hangout on Air. My experience with this service was very different from my trials with UStream, LiveStream, and Wirecast last week, mainly due to Google’s interface.
Hangouts on the Air basically broadcasts a Google [...]
I’ve been building up a WordPress site for Russian language learning: itp.nyu.edu/~yp541/learn_russian. For our last assignment, I created videos for learning the Cyrillic alphabet: a general overview of all 33 letters and individual videos for each letter (I only got through 10 letters so far).
For a group discussion, I wanted to create a set [...]
Check out my blog post about conversation here.
Or, just go to the site, scroll down, and read my comments commenting about which commenting system allows for the best commenting environment: