Tom de Grunwald

TV + Hypertext

BBC Backstage have made a prototype of an automatic hypertext overlay for their news live feed. As a prototype of course it’s rather dry at the moment and obviously the user interface hasn’t been developed, but the mashup of subtitle data with relevant concepts and DBpedia structured Wikipedia data is a great idea. Take a look at the video:

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Rich interfaces like this, mashing TV with the Internet, are going to become more and more commonplace over the next year or two with Google TV and Project Canvas both launching soon, and Yahoo Connected TV. The big question is cultural; how will our viewing and surfing habits evolve. Will our lean-back way of viewing TV mesh with the more proactive use of eg the web?

h/t Rob Shephard

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