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Polemic Tweet : un dispositif tirant parti des dynamiques sociales

The Web becomes largely audiovisual, in this context how to expose these contents with metadata synchronized to the AV stream? How to bring search engines results onto precise AV segments instead on a global audio or video program? How to share time-based favorites on social networks? This rely partly on the evolution of web standards (HTML5, W3C media fragments, …) but above all on our capacity to index and annotate audiovisual content in the streams. Today, three methods can be implemented alone or in combination:

  • Manual human annotation which is expensive,
  • Automatic indexing (like speech to text) which generates a lot of noise and requires tricky filtering,
  • And finally social-based annotation.
IRI bets on this last method by proposing Polemic Tweet, a system which allows live event followers to twitt bearing an engaged position in reaction to live or recorded talks and media programs, and consequently to be able to visualize this polemic thread synchronized to the recorded event. In order to participate in a Polemic tweet, a dedicated Twitter page, but any other Twitter client can manage. On the dedicated Polemic Tweet page the event HashTag is already inserted in the text window and then, using a set of color buttons, it is possible to step into the polemic space:
++ to support the position of the speaker
-- to express opposition to the talk
== to address a question to the speaker, moderator or to the tweet community.
?? to bring a reference to websites, URLs, books, other tweets
If you use your own twitter client be it on the web or on your mobile just add by your own the event hashtag and the appropriate syntax (--, ++, ??, ==).

Right after the conference, Polemic Tweet offers new navigation options through a time-based data visualization of all tweets, not only semantic (or keyword based) but polemic based. You can immediately browse onto the “hot spots” of the debate.

IRI and the Engaged contribution

In 2008, under the initiative of the philosopher Bernard Stiegler, IRI was founded by Centre Pompidou, CCC Barcelona and Microsoft France in order to develop fundamental research on Amateur practices, Attention ecology and Design for a new Industrial Word in the context of the economy of contribution. IRI also undertakes an R&D program focused on collaborative technologies for the development of innovative spaces for critics. These digital environments combines top down metadata with amateur contributions (bottom-up), paying high attention to the issue of synchronizing contributions with digital contents produced during varied contexts including live events. For this purpose, IRI developed a metatada player featuring adapted data visualization and better exposition of temporal media to search engines and social networks.

Credits :

This system has been designed and developed by Samuel Huron and Yves Marie Haussonne. It has been tested in several events organized by IRI and RSLN. Developments are open source under Cecil.

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