Those crazy post-modern theorists are always seeking ways around mass media presentation of their world. Here is a technology for microcasting in which the productions emerge from multiple participants focused on a common subject in the world right now.
“Mobicasting is a new platform of media technology developed by Adam Hyde and Luka Princic for “Capturing the Moving Mind”. It is at once two ideas. The first is technical: build a system to deliver ‘pseudo-live’ video from any device capable of delivering
images by email. The second is tactical: build a system that enables the
production of video reports positioning the mobile phone as a networked ‘outside
broadcast’ studio. The first goal is an exercise in developing models of
‘broadcasting’ that employ the simplest technologies possible… That’s the tech, but the pay-off is the tactical side, for which the tool was built. With this mechanism it is possible from any device capable of sending email to make collaborative online video content. This can be used for capturing moving minds, or it can be directly used as a device for reporting on events that are normally out of the reach of wired or wireless internet connections.”
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