Shared Cinema is a public video jukebox that activates urban spaces for pedestrians.
As much as we love sharing and watching YouTube and Vimeo from our browsers, these experiences are insular. While in a public space that is activated by Shared Cinema, users select and share videos they love and upvote the videos they want to see through a mobile interface. The projected display shows the current video playing with full audio and a preview of the queue of videos submitted.
The dynamic visualization of the queue that responds to actions taken by the viewer/participant contributes wonder and playfulness to the immersive and joyful experience of watching videos together. We envision this video jukebox will transform many forms of group gatherings, from a bus stop to a museum gallery, from a neighborhood bar to your own backyard party.
Shared Cinema is an open source project whose code is available on Github. We are sure that Shared Cinema will be used and hacked upon in ways we have to yet to imagine! By creating instances of the SharedCinema video queue for each location that wants to utilize the platform, SharedCinema can activate public space in cities around the world!
Project by Kevin Nelson, Chris Abrams and Beau Trincia