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Camera Phone Images, Videos, Live Streaming: A Contemporary Visual Trend

Posted by MohiniBhavsar on Jul 09, 2010
Camera Phone Images, Videos, Live Streaming: A Contemporary Visual Trend data sheet 2223 Views
Gaby David
Publication Type: 
Journal article
Publication Date: 
Mar 2010

Writing for a new media review is like writing history as events unfold. In a short time, this article will be out of date and perhaps no more than a few personal 2.0 snapshots taken of a slice of our lives circa 2009. Nevertheless, it is useful to draw a clear picture of how this medium is being used today, to define some of its emerging social properties, and to document and pay closer attention to its influence on our daily experiences and self-mediations. By self-mediations I refer to how each one of us decides his or her digital imprint: what we post online, whether they are videos, photographs, CVs, and the like. Due to the enormous quantity of content produced by users – now usually called prosumers – we should pay close attention to these

My focus will be on how camera phones affect how news is created and shared, reminding us of how closely the concept of ‘newsworthiness’ is linked to immediacy. Then I will briefly compare the camera phone video experience to the cinematic experience and discuss how film narrative and conventions have affected camera use for better or for worse. Finally, I will pose some open questions that touch on the academic and social value of the camera phone images, and on how contextualising them remains a crucial ingredient in all analysis. I will conclude by considering the visual impact that this handheld object is having on our lives and relationships.

ComVu LiveCast

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Sep 30, 2009
ComVu LiveCast data sheet 4251 Views
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ComVu allows live streaming video from 3G phones, and GPS tracking. 

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Brief Description: 

LiveCast is a service that enables a user to stream live video from a cameraphone to anyone connected to the Web. Location can be tracked on a map, auto-post streams to social networks like Twitter and YouTube, and chat in real-time. Orginating LiveCast is received by an automated streaming server network, where it is "propagated" to be streamed to as many concurrent viewers as requires. Content is also instantly archived on LiveCast servers, for post event video-on-demand delivery.

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a server
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  • Streaming live video from cameraphones
  • Real-time chatting
  • GPS tracking


Main Services: 
Mobile Social Network/Peer-to-peer
Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
Windows Mobile
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Organizations Using the Tool: 


  • The Dallas Morning News
  • NBC Universal
  • Harper Collins


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Compatible mobile devices for LiveCast currently include Symbian, Windows Mobile 5/6, Windows PocketPC 2003, and Windows CE devices.
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