Media & Entertainment (173)
The Bitfilm Festival is a digital film festival and a worldwide experiment in crowd production. Different filmmakers are asked to submit their short films about a topical theme (in this case money). Online audience votes for their favourites, which are combined to produce a full-length feature film. All selected films are paid.
Why it matters
A large collection of short films made by people on a particular topic can provide a snapshot of people’s opinions about that subject. Could this be a creative way for brands to gain consumer insights in a truly engaging way?
Special radio frequency identification (RFID) cards are being given to visitors of London’s Natural History Museum which enable them to collect highlights of their visit, along with bonus features to explore later online. The visitor registers their ‘Natureplus’ RFID card online and the saved items then appear on their personal homepage.
Two new apps recently debuted that allow people to connect with friends – sitting on their couch or out and about. For those who prefer to spend the night at home, Miso is the perfect couch potato companion. TV fans can ‘check in’ to the shows or movies they’re watching and chat about them with friends all while earning badges a la Foursquare. On the other hand, the movers and shakers out there have Hot Potato to meet and greet with friends at live events. People add live events to their schedule and then share videos, pictures and their experiences at each event with their network.