Using Context To Build A Better Entertainment Experience [Future Of Entertainment]

Using Context To Build A Better Entertainment Experience [Future Of Entertainment]

In the fifth week of our ten week series with IQ by Intel, we explore the way context is enriching our entertainment experience.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 18 august 2013

The Future of Entertainment series by iQ by Intel and PSFK Labs is highlighting the latest in entertainment innovation. Over the course of 10 weeks at, we are showcasing new products, services and technologies, exploring the changing face of how we consume, share and create content and getting reactions from Intel experts.


Introduction To Contextual Entertainment


Capable of recognizing their owners, products can tailor experiences to specific people’s preferences. This bringing together of the physical and digital worlds is a trend we’re calling Contextual Entertainment and it is all about delivering a more personalized entertainment experience on our devices and into our homes.

Smart Floor Recognizes Users To Offer Personalized Entertainment


Researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany envision a future where the surfaces in our homes respond to individual members of a household with personalized experiences. Their GravitySpace Floor is a pressure-sensitive glass sheet that can detect and more impressively, recognize the people and furniture resting on it based on their weight and textures. 

No More Channel Surfing: TVs That Recognize Your Face


Samsung Smart TVs, first released in 2012 and upgraded in the latest 2013 model, use face, voice and motion recognition technology to turn any viewer into a human remote. Not only can you speak and gesture to interact with your TV, but the face identification feature means that the television knows each individual viewer.

How Contextually-Aware Tech Is Enriching Our Entertainment Experience


This week the Future of Entertainment series has examined how technology and devices are becoming more intelligent about their owners. Embedded with sensors that monitor a user’s behavior or physical attributes, devices can identify different members of a household to offer a bespoke experience. To further understand the Contextual Entertainment trend, PSFK and iQ called upon Intel Labs’ thinkers, Brian David Johnson and Vu Nguyen to get their perspective on the trend.

Read more from the series at the links below:

Biometric Inputs
Multi-Dimensional Entertainment

Socially-Curated Discovery
Digital Overlay

Stay tuned to iQ by Intel and PSFK or subscribe to the Future of Entertainment series on Flipboard to stay on top of the latest content.


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