22 April 2009

Justin.tv ~ Kyle Vogt Visits MIT Imaging Ventures

Excellent to have Justin.tv co-founder Kyle Vogt speak about his experiences in our MIT Imaging Ventures class (which is all about the commercial and cultural opportunities enabled by cameras, displays, and visual computing innovations). Kyle left MIT in late 2006 to start Justin.tv, which originally focused on the idea of Lifecasting via 24/7 head-mounted live cameras. Over the last couple of years, they have made Lifecasting a new form of pop-culture, and built a platform for anyone to do it. Millions are using their technology, and it has had some very interesting psychological and social effects on both the broadcasters and their viewers. This is a fantastically interesting new phenomenon with a wide-open future with regard to mobile devices. They are now...
...the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video. With more than 41 million unique visitors per month and 428,000 channels broadcasting live video, Justin.tv is the leading live video site on the Web, enabling users to create real-time connections with others around the world.
Check it out. P.S. Uber props to MIT's pervasively essential Anne Hunter for both linking Kyle with his co-founders and for connecting him with Ramesh Raskar and me! Plus interesting historical tidbits: Kyle worked for iRobot before starting as MIT Freshman and worked for Brontes before founding Justin.tv!

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