NewsBlobs is an interactive environment based on real-time visualisation of Google News feeds.
Each news item is a living organism whose appearance and behaviour is driven by its own attributes, such as relevance, recentness and topic. It aims to represent the most recent and relevant news stories around you, in a visually informative and engaging manner.
NewsBlobs uses a natural interaction system based on the Kinect device, emancipating news feed reading from the desktop and chair.
- Visualisation engine and UI developed using the C++ library openFrameworks.
- News feeds data gathered from Google News RSS feeds.
- Data is automatically updated in real-time through a Server side PHP script.
- NewsBlobs is released as an OS X application.
NewsBlobs was designed and developed by Daniele De Matteis & Andy Barnard.
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