If you've been to a concert or other live performance in the last few years, you have probably noticed a phenomenon like the one in the photo to the right. As the show gets started, a glowing school of digital cameras emerges out of the night like a swarm of fireflies and persists until the lights come back on. (Not quite as pretty as lighters, but at least they don't burn your thumbs.) When I see this I wonder:
- What does the show look like from that guy's camera over there? I wish I could tune in and see, now.
- What kind of creation will emerge when it becomes possible for artists to access all of those different electronic eyes and ears at the same time?
- I took the photo at a fireworks show in the Butchart Gardens near Victoria, British Columbia.
- If you are interested in live streaming technology that can work from phone to phone, check out a friend's company ZygoDigital.
- If you want to read some extraordinarily prescient stories involving near future technologies like this - the ubiquitous internet connectivity aspect in particular - see Vernor Vinge's "Rainbows End".
- Thanks to the comment on my last post, I am trying out Zemanta on this one.