More DW Blogs DW.COM

Dreaming of a VR Christmas: Fader project and network of media enthusiasts launch immersive advent calendar

vr_advent_calendar

Update 13/12: To make sure #VRcalendar still runs on standard mobile devices and with slower internet connections, we decided to split it. There are now two parts (= two different links) with 12 windows each:
Part 1 covers December 1st – 12th (original link).
Part 2 covers December 13th – 24th (new link).

In the scope of the DNI project “Fader”, partners Vragments, DW Innovation, Euronews, and numerous members of the international VR community, most notably VR/AR expo organizers DIGILITY, launch their first VR/360 advent calendar today. The experimental Xmas experience will eventually feature 24 immersive stories/scenes and can be viewed on a wide range of devices.

Date

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Share

CPN: An Innovative Approach to Content Personalization

Choices

? We tell you what you want, What you really, really want ?

Maybe you don’t like Girly Pop Music from the 90s, not everyone does. But how should we have known without knowing you, our audience?

This question is at the core of a new project we have just started: CPN – Content Personalisation Network.

Date

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Share

Amnesty International will use Truly Media to fight misinformation

The Research and Cooperation Projects team at DW is delighted to announce that Amnesty International will be the first external customer of Truly Media, our collaborative verification platform developed together with Athens Technology Center (ATC).

Date

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Share

Meet us at NEM Summit 2017

new_summit_2017

When: 29-30 November 2017

Where: Edificio Nouvel, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

What is it?

NEM stands for “New European Media”. The primary aim of the NEM Initiative is to provide a platform that fosters “the convergence among media, content, creative industries, social media, broadcasting and telecom sectors, as well as consumer electronics to develop a common innovation environment for the new European media landscape.” Every year, NEM hosts a big event: the NEM Summit.

Date

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Share

Meet us at the STOA Annual Lecture: Media In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

ai_stoa_2017

When: November 21st

Where: Brussels, Belgium, European Parliament

What is it?

The STOA Annual Lecture is an event organised by the European Parliament Panel for Scientific and Technological Option Assessment – STOA for short. STOA’s core mission is “to understand the impact of new and emerging technologies and how to best support technological innovation”.

Date

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Share

Meet us at News Xchange

Impression from News Xchange 2015, Berlin

When: 15-16 November 2017

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What is it?
The organisers label News Xchange as “the news industry’s most provocative and most insightful experience.” It brings together news executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs from around the world with experts from other fields such as scientists, artists and thought leaders.

Date

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Share

Meet us at ICT Proposers’ Day

When: 9-10 November 2017

Where: Budapest, Hungary

What is it?

The ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 is, according to the organizers, a networking event that “centres on European ICT Research & Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20.” It focuses on the European Commission’s upcoming Calls for Proposals (in 2018) and is an excellent meeting place for academics, researchers, industry experts and administrators (e.g. from government, the European Commission and national agencies) from all over Europe.

Date

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Share

Truly Media Beta has crossed the finishing line

truly_website_pic

After 15 months of development, with around 15 people involved and about 15 organizations testing it and providing feedback, Truly Media is finally entering the commercial market. The Google DNI project, formerly known as Verify Media and carried about by DW’s Research & Cooperations Projects (DW Innovation) and ATC’s iLab, has come to a successful end. The result of all this effort is a commercial verification platform that allows journalists to aggregate and verify User-Generated-Content (UGC) in real-time. A key asset: all this can be done collaboratively.

Date

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Share

Fader: What the consortium has been up to (III)

fader_most_interesting
No worries: The summer break is long over. It only took us a while to write a thorough Fader update post. Because everybody in the consortium (DW Innovation, Euronews, Vragments) has been really busy.
We – or more precisely: the alpha geeks among us — gave the editor/platform a couple of cool new features. We also attended and/or hosted several interesting VR/360 events in the last couple of months. And we made sure Fader won’t run out of fresh content anytime soon.

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve achieved since the beginning of August.

Date

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Share

Journalism Product Development: Five Startup Tools To Untangle Business Complexity

complexity_cables
Photo by J Brew (CC BY-SA 2.0)

When creating new digital tools and systems for journalists, there are usually two main challenges: The first is to design and develop new functions and interfaces. The second is to understand and act on the business issues associated with the emerging product. This post is about the second challenge – which sometimes seems more difficult to tackle. Or even tends to be overlooked.

Date

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Share