February 02, 2013
Combining citizen video journalism with HTML5
UC Berkeley’s interesting Rashomon Project is billed as “An Online Toolkit for Assembling Multi-Perspective Chronologies.” In other words, it takes multiple videos, auto-aligns them (by analyzing their metadata & audio signatures), and presents them via an HTML5 interface. “Our goal,” they say, “is to allow the public (potentially hundreds of thousands of viewers) to gain a much better understanding of contested events from user-generated photos and video than is currently possible.” Here’s their 1-minute demo video.
Update: By coincidence I just discovered that Andy Baio synchronized TV coverage of a car chase with man-on-the-street footage of the same broadcast & chase:
Contest: Design a birthday cake for Photoshop
From the team:
Photoshop’s 23rd birthday is coming up and we want YOU to be a part of the celebration!
We’re asking our fans to create a birthday cake design using Photoshop! We’ll choose one submission to be created into a REAL cake to be delivered to Adobe HQ on our birthday, Feb. 19!
We’ll also share your artwork in a photo album right here on our Facebook page. Submit your photo here before Feb. 8.