In Bb 2.0 is a "collaborative music and spoken word project" from Darren Solomon. With just the native YouTube playback interface, multiple clips can be played and controlled to create your own soothing musical mix.
This post is an ongoing collection of YouTube-based tools for making split-screen media. These web-based tools allow you to select the YouTube clips that you want to use as part of your own multi-channel mashup. I'll update this list as I find more; newer additions are nearer the top of the post.
Interface for browsing and watching videos on Flickr. Individual videos are represented as narrow columns along a timeline, showing a small portion of a video frame and indicating the upload time. When a video column is selected, it expands to reveal the full video as it plays; subsequent videos are played back automatically to form a temporal journal composed of diverse content. Nice interface detail: the vertical height of a video column gives you a sense of the dimension of the video.
TV spot that highlights Zune's MixView feature. This clip about MixView has more info on the interface. I haven't used it myself, but it seems like they could push the UI much further than a single layer of suggestions surrounding the center element.
On August 5th, 2004 at 12:00 noon GMT, and again exactly 12 hours later, 60 Filmmakers around the world set out to capture a single Moment on Earth. With participants in over 40 countries and on all 7 continents, the events and Heroes that they captured span a spectrum of emotions and speak to what it is to be human and alive on Earth today... The larger picture it creates shows images from the first moments in Iraq and the Pacific Ocean. You can 'fly' your mouse over the moment and click to see larger images, read about the individual moments and, in time, leave comments on what you see.
HBO Voyeur was a web/cable production that featured multiple spaces and storylines. The plot was presented in several rooms, and web viewers could navigate to the different locations and pick up the narrative threads.
The premise was simple: Using a single, stationary camera angle and no dialogue, viewers would be invited to literally peer into the apartments of the show's characters. Stories would unfold strictly through action, often times in multiple rooms at once (and often times multiple story lines at once)... From the HBO Voyeur web site, viewers can look in on stories unfolding in 5 different locations, including one entire apartment building. The view is a cross section looking through the walls of the apartment (or in one case, a funeral parlor) at the people inside.
I'm way late to the party here; the project is from 2007 and the official site at hbovoyeur.com has long been shut down. It sounds like an intriguing attempt and interactive visual narration.
Impressive interactive piece by Sumona (Andries Odendaal) that combines photomosaics with an infinite zoom interface. The result is fluid browsing through swathes of colors and photos. One of 10 works in the 10 Ways online exhibition from Getty Images.
My latest project is Asynchrony. It's a set of four interactive sketches for the simultaneous visualization of multiple points in time within video. When combined with time-lapse or looped video clips, each sketch generates a crudely synthesized image of different time points in video, all within the shared space of the visual frame. Two of the four sketches I've made, Split and Slide, are shown above. They divide the video frame into static or animated rectangular regions, each of which can have its own time flow.
The initial impetus for these sketches was thinking about a way to quickly play with different split-screen layout ideas. And because I've long been interested in both split-screen films and time-lapse videos, part of the appeal of this project was that I was able to bring those two interests together under the umbrella concept of organizing images of multiple time points within a shared frame.