What’s An Event Without Social Media?

Tangible Interaction makes social documentation easier with its kiosk.

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on November 5, 2010.

In some ways, if something hasn’t been documented in the social media landscape, it’s as if the event hasn’t entered into the everyday vernacular. For, how many of use our social networks to gather data and information? Recognizing our need for speed and documentation, Tangible Interaction has created a kiosk that allows a quick connection to document events.

DesignBoom reports:

social media portal is a project by vancouver interactive studio tangible interaction that allows users to upload
social media content from a kiosk. the idea behind the project is to capture the virtual potential of large real world
events. the portal would act as a gateway, connecting these events with online. the kiosk generates photos,
messages and other content and immediately uploads it to the web using social networks of a user’s custom
website. photos are easily captured through the device and brought online in an attempt to bridge the gap
between virtual and physical events. in this sense, the design is a digital photobooth that posts photos online
instead of printing them out.

Watch a video demo below:

Ti Social Media Portal from Alex Beim on Vimeo.

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DesignBoom: “tangible interaction: social media portal”

TOPICS: Design & Architecture, Web & Technology
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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.