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The Future of Publishing

Uncovered is a publishing platform commissioned by the University of Amsterdam, focussed on easy publishing for tablet computers. The WordPress back end allows even the most unexperienced users to publish their own digital magazines in a matter of hours. This platform is ideal for the publishing of long-form or narrative journalistic content, enhancing the reader experience with interactive timelines, maps and data visualisations.

Local Square Advisor

Local Square Advisor is a social locative media visualization for an urban screen. It shows local knowledge that is available through Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram, bringing it back to the physical space. Informative tips and messages will be shown at relevant times, creating an alternative, crowdsourced “guide” of the Leidseplein area. The concept has been specifically designed for flexibility so it can be adapted to other screens and locations in the future. This has been achieved by splitting the application into a back-end and front-end. The back-end gathers data through APIs, normalizes the data, links it to venues in the area and rates it on relevance. The front-end requests data from the back-end, and injects this dynamic data into a flash animation. The flash animation is a map, showing the local area with a route to the venue, and a panel showing the tip or tweet and other relevant metadata.

Interactive News Formats

Using the power of the Twitter platform and second screen technology, Interactive News Formats enables NOSop3 to engage their audience in an interactive way, informing and providing their target group with insights on the news from different perspectives.

the time has come to give the #digitalsocietyschool an official presence in the social media world: we are changing our appearance 💇‍♂️! for all updates on our activities you can just stick around, but our handle changes to @DSSAmsterdam #community bit.ly/2sdzXwE

About 4 years ago from MediaLAB Amsterdam's Twitter via Twitter Web Client

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