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MIT TechTV – FoE5: The Futures of Nonfiction Storytelling

MIT TechTV – FoE5: The Futures of Nonfiction Storytelling | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Digital communication has arguably impacted the lives of journalists more than any other media practitioner. But new platforms and ways of circulating content are providing vast new opportunities for journalists and documentarians. How have–and might–nonfiction storytellers incorporate many of the emerging strategies of transmedia storytelling and audience participation from marketing and entertainment, and what experiments are currently underway that are showing the potential paths forward?

 

Moderator: Johnathan Taplin (University of Southern California)

 

Panelists: Molly Bingham (photojournalist; founder of ORB); Chris O’Brien (San Jose Mercury News), Patricia Zimmermann (Ithaca College) and Lenny Altschuler (Televisa)

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Making crowdsourcing easier - MIT News Office

Making crowdsourcing easier - MIT News Office | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A new system for crowdsourcing database operations spares the user from worrying about the computational details but improves cost effectiveness. 

 

Crowdsourcing is a technique for farming out labor-intensive tasks over the Internet by splitting them into small chunks that dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people complete at their desks for a few cents each.

 

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are developing a new database system, called Qurk, that will automatically crowdsource tasks that are difficult or impossible to perform computationally. Images stored in a standard database system, for example, could be sorted according to date of creation or some other data tag, whether applied automatically or by hand. Images in a Qurk database, however, could be sorted according to the approximate age of the people depicted, or the appeal of the depicted locations as travel destinations, or any other attribute whose assessment would require human judgment....

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Iron Man Anyone?? MUST Watch: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs

Iron Man Anyone?? MUST Watch: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

By Mark Wilson:


"Anyone else see The Avengers? Just like in Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark has the coolest interactive 3-D displays. He can pull a digital wire frame out of a set of blueprints or wrap an exoskeleton around his arm. . Those moments aren’t just sci-fi fun; they’re full of visionary ideas to explore and manipulate objects in 3-D space. Except for one thing: How would Stark feel all of these objects to move them around? In reality, he’d be touching nothing but air..."

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