Continuing my research into multitouch environments, I came across a project I had not seen before. It is called CityWall, and it is located in Helsinki, Finland:
The content displayed on the CityWall is periodically organized into themes or events that are currently taking place in the city such as festivals, carnivals or sports events. The CityWall is designed to support the navigation of media, specifically annotated photos and videos which are continuously gathered in realtime from public sources such as Flickr and YouTube. To contribute content to the CityWall please send pictures and videos via MMS or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, tag your media on YouTube or Flickr with ‘Helsinki’ and we will pick up your media and display it here on the CityWall.
It looks like a combination of some of the social networking work the Brooklyn Museum is doing and a beautiful multitouch environment. The video notes that the screen works both during the day and the night. I am a little foggy on how that works with a FTIR screen, but if UIx has worked around the daylight problem, it would be extremely useful. I will just have to go to Helsinki to find out.
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