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LCD Displays As Art

February 22nd, 2012 No comments
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Daniel Howe and Bill Seaman have put together a very impressive installation comprising 16 LCD panels in the Hong Kong City University, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre. This is on exhibit now until the end of April 2012.

Engine of Engines, a reactive multimedia installation by Daniel Howe & Bill Seaman ©2011

Networking Digital Posters

November 4th, 2010 No comments

Digital Signs & The Psychology Of The Poster

October 29th, 2010 No comments
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Attending The Screen breakfast briefing in London this morning raised an interesting point that probably gets overlooked about general perceptions of signage. Ever wondered about the factors that lead viewers to give their attention to a digital sign? Here’s a thought for you. Read more…

Very Easy Content Authoring – Xtranormal

September 24th, 2010 No comments
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Just to be clear, I am not recommending the following as a solution for digital signage content – however I do think it strongly hints at things to come…

Xtranormal.com is a web based service that makes it easy to author  video, extremely easy. The site provides templates with actors and action that you combine with audio via their text to speech engine to create videos for sharing on sites like YouTube. With a bit of effort it seems significant customization is possible covering actors, scenes and many of the attributes. There is also a downloadable Windows based version for offline authoring.

So I couldn’t resist trying it out – here it is using the text above.

Could this approach to creating content ever be good enough to create content for digital signage? The answer has to be yes – it may be some development generations away from being good enough and of course not suitable for all content or all types of content, but some, definitely.

As a final note, having made the video I see that there is a high quality download option, I haven’t received this but when I do I will note the resolution.

Update: The HQ (High Quality) rendering for download was quite quick, the resolution is 640×480 and the format is MP4.