Posts Tagged: Second Screen Companion

Bridging Cultural Gaps

Digital culture of the 21st century brought great cultural wealth to viewers, but didn’t equip them with interactive, content-sensitive tools to bring more understanding of existing cultural gaps. The goal of this project is to bridge these gaps, educate people and increase understanding and acceptance among representatives of different cultural backgrounds. The suggested solution is… Read more »


“Nutshell” Nutshell is a video editing tool that allows users to isolate clips from their favorite TV shows and create “supercuts” that summarize complex plot arcs and compile recurring inside jokes. Nutshell is designed as a browser plugin that integrates with streaming services like Netflix, giving users easy access to content for a Supercut. Once… Read more »


Heads-Up is a Google Glass prototype that functions as a translucent second screen over the television while re-watching a favorite show. Our demo will focus on HBO’s highly acclaimed series, Game of Thrones. The intention of the design is to allow the user to continue viewing the TV screen while receiving synchronized commentary through Google… Read more »


Roovie is a second-screen companion mobile application that allows users to build connected and continuous viewing experiences through the power of social television. Research has shown that individuals are using second-screen devices more than ever before. Additionally, individuals want to communicate with friends and family in different physical locations. The Roovie mobile application allows users… Read more »

Twitch Fiction

Twitch Fiction is an experiment in participatory narrative creation that utilizes the live streaming video platform as an arena for broadcasting interactive multiform narratives. Mariam Naziripour and Dan Singer designed the project in Georgia Tech’s ETV Lab.

Game of Thrones Companion

Bill Tsikerdanos, Hongyu (Chloe) Xie, Isabel Restrepo, Jesse Shedd, Pedro Silva, Sanat Rath, Sruthi Padala, Vipul Thakur, Abhishek Nandakumar The transition from novel to television creates the issue of compressing story into episodes limited by time and budgets. HBO’s translation of Game of Thrones is a rich tapestry of characters and narratives; however, the viewer… Read more »

Universe United

Dillon Eversman, Tim Major, La Schaffer, Mithila Tople Universe United is a second screen experience designed to bring transparency to transmedia storytelling, focused on connections between storytelling conventions such as items, characters, events, and locations. With this approach, we hope to enlighten both newcomers and veterans of a particular cinematic and/or television universe.


Ben Pincus, Xize Li, David Muñoz, Iris Sun, Chunhui (Sherry) Wu, Qian (Zee) Xie, Jennifer Teeter Cult television shows demonstrate the link between media and identity through a shared knowledge of in-jokes. When many viewers multitask while watching TV, SocialTV is a web app that integrates video and chat functions to create a social experience… Read more »

Story Map

Abhishek Nandakumar, Kartik Agarwal, Tarun Chakravorty, Jonathan Cutrell, Abraham Doris-Down, Harish Kothandaraman A second-screen companion app to support viewers in following a densely populated storyworld, with prototype based on the FX Series Justified.


Sergio Goldenberg (Project Manager), Kartik Agarwal, Tarun Chakravorthy, Abraham Doris-Down, Pradyut Pokuri, Nachiketas Ramanujam, Don Fernandez, Tom Gibes, Ethiopia Hewitt, Christine Wu, Shannon Yao, Laurie Marion, Ali Tehrani Using the iPad as a substitute for the remote control, and the Google TV platform as a model for a convergence information environment, StoryLines presents a timeline-based… Read more »