Geo-tagged content

August 12, 2008

The term “collaborative productions” is perhaps en-route to take over the hype of user-generated content. Not to suggest that the pure user generated content would completely lose its appeal, but I think the productions of the modern day TV world are set to take that element of a viewer or user’s ability to generate content to the next level. Reality TV such as Pop Idol and Big Brother are examples of such collaborative content anyway. But here is a completely retro twist to this!

For their upcoming album “Brotherhood”, Chemical Brothers have asked fans to submit short video clips of 2 to 20 seconds, or photographs that celebrate “insanity that goes on at the stoke of midnitght”. They would use this content to create a montage video with footage from around the world, except, this footage would be “geo-tagged”. The footage is to be submitted to Google Earth via the chemical brothers’ website, and all the submitted clips would be shown on Google Earth and Youtube channels on September the 1st. Can you get more collaborative, high-tech, and global than that in production in this day and age?

Not entirely a collaborative production, but here is another piece of content that BBC recently produced called Britain from Above. The producers used all sorts of technology to show a different view to “Britain”. There is perhaps all of us living in the UK in this programme somewhere! Go spot yourself!