Monday, February 26, 2007

News at Seven

Machinima news complete with voice simulation is News at Seven:

News at Seven gives you the news you want, the way you want it. Each day, News
at Seven automatically generates a virtual newscast pulled from stories, images,
videos and blogs all linked by a common news topic. News at Seven presents news,
point/counterpoint, opinion, celebrity gossip and the occasional foray into the
world of 3D gaming. News at Seven isn't just the future, it's the future of the
I first caught News at Seven last week where I saw the "Now from the Blogosphere" in the current main news segment. An avatar speaks straight to camera in a street filled with dark figures moving away from us as a faceless crowd. It struck me as a stunning piece of visual poetry. Mashup news video are looped in the background as the avatar news reader presents a story. News at Seven is created and hosted by Infolab at Northwestern University.

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