Who knew swimming with data could be such fun!
In 2009 Click Suite is a major sponsor of Webstock. As part of our sponsorship they are providing an experimental interactive experience for the Webstock community.
Entitled, the SUITE SPOT, it takes live data feeds from blogs, Twitter, Flickr and SMS messages (TXT 4848) then ‘repurposes’ all of this into an exploratory scene which grows and reacts to the incoming content.
You can experience the SUITE SPOT…
WITH YOUR VOICE
Explore what people are saying about Webstock. Add your own voice with your blog, Twitters, Flickr set or TXT a message to 4848 (TXT messages cost 20 cents).
WHERE: On the web: http://suitespot.clicksuite.co.nz
WITH YOUR HANDS
Try the gestural user interface and swim through a sea of Webstock feeds!
WHERE: In the lounge next to the Peoples Coffee Espresso.
WITH YOUR EYES
See what people are saying right now about Webstock.
WHERE: Occasionally on the big screen in the Town Hall auditorium.
The SUITE SPOT is available on the web [http://suitespot.clicksuite.co.nz]. Go visit there now to input your own feeds, send a message or simply explore.
To help with the probability of your content appearing in the right place at the right time use the official Webstock tag (#webstock09). Also tag your Flickr photos (of speakers) with their full name. The application will search the web for appropriately tagged content and interpret this content into graphical streams. The content can also be filtered via a timeline of the event or by speaker.
This system has been developed in-house by Click Suite and was created using emerging technologies which enable more natural ways to interact with computers and data.