Posts Tagged: Social TV


  GIFline is a social TV application that empowers viewers to aggregate, organize, and share sequences of GIFs. In doing so, GIFline enriches the communal experience of watching television. GIFs have become an increasingly popular media format for quickly and effectively communicating thoughts and emotions across a diverse selection of online platforms. While many of… 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 »


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 »


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 »

Next Generation Play

Project Directors: Janet Murray, Michael Nitsche Design Team: Matthew Drake, Sam Mendenhall The focus of the Next Generation Play project is on media convergence. We want to realize this convergence between established media, such as television and print, and locative social media such as cell phones. More specifically, our prototype provides a new form of… Read more »

Avatar Theater

Sergio Goldenberg (Project Manager), Thomas Barnwell, Neil Pradhan, Bobby Schweizer Avatar Theater promotes active shared viewing by groups in separate locations watching live or on demand programs synchronously.The theater extends the traditional home viewing experience, to include the virtual presence of other viewers who can share their reactions to the program in real time or… Read more »