Monday, July 9th, 2012
UrtheCast – the first high-definition (HD), streaming video platform of Earth – and Ustream Inc., the leader in live, interactive, streaming video, announced today an exclusive partnership to power UrtheCast’s weekly live programming to Ustream’s wide audience. The UrtheCastTV program provides insight into the realm of a space technology startup, moving toward launch in early 2013. Viewers can tune in to UrtheCast’s Ustream channel at http://www.ustream.tv/urthecast every Tuesday, at 4:00 p.m. PST. Read more.
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
SXSW is not just about shaking hands, wheelin’ deals, and basking in the spotlight of creative prowess (okay, for some it’s totally about that), it’s also about the celebration of creativity. You might even say it’s the cultural renaissance fair of our modern age. (From digital gurus, to inspiring tech startups, to music, to film… what’s not to love!)
Nowadays, anyone can be a creator-designer-photographer-journalist-curator, merely by way of our digital world. So each year you’ve got to find creative ways to make heads turn — the same is true at SXSW. (Filming Earth from space and delivering it via an open-source, interactive platform is pretty creative, no?)
Now that the UrtheCast cameras are nearing completion and agreements have been solidified with MDA, RSC Energia, and the European Space Agency, we’re looking a little closer to home, directly at our interactive platform. Each year, the cultural significance of a conference like SXSW is heightened, which is why UrtheCast is journeying to the centre of it all, Austin Texas, to unveil Alpha One — the first iteration of our powerful new platform. So, beginning next week, SXSW attendees will be able to see, scroll, tap, pan, and zoom high-definition video footage on the UrtheCast platform.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
From Space Station iPhones to astro tweeters — can social media save NASA’s legacy?
Firstly, does NASA’s legacy even need saving? If government budgets are any indication, some would say yes. Secondly, how do you make a legacy relevant to a new generation? It looks likely that social media, not nostalgia, will keep the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relevant to a younger generation.
Monday, January 9th, 2012
Geo-tagging has become ingrained in the DNA of the online — and particularly the mobile — browsing experience. A study from Forrester Research released in December, found that five percent of American adults had used a location-based online service of some kind in the last month.
From photography aficionados filling Flickr pages with latitude-and-longitude marked images, to chat sessions and blog posts linked to GPS data, the Web is increasingly anchored to the surface of the physical world on which we live. Read more.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
Information that is geotagged or geolocated means different things to different people. With our vision here at UrtheCast being to aggregate any and all online geotagged media and content, geotagged means any web news, media, or information that has a location attached to it. Technically speaking, if you move a book from one side of the table to the other, that is a new piece of geotagged information. From a more practical standpoint, geotagged media and content refers to Tweets, Facebook check ins, Yelps, blogs and a significant portion of other online news and media. Read more.