Webstrates : Shareable Dynamic Media

Speaker : James Eagan
Telecom Paristech
Date: 18/04/2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


I present our ACM UIST’15 Best Paper Award-winning research on Webstrates: Shareable Dynamic Media. In this work, we revisit Alan Kay’s early vision of dynamic media, which blur the distinction between document and application. We introduce shareable dynamic media, which are malleable by users, who may appropriate them in idiosyncratic ways; shareable among users, who can collaborate on multiple aspects of the media; and distributable across diverse devices and platforms. We present Webstrates, an environment for exploring shareable dynamic media. Webstrates augment web technology with real-time sharing. They turn web pages into substrates, i.e. software entities that act as applications or documents depending upon use. We illustrate Webstrates with two implemented case studies: users collaboratively author an article with functionally and visually different editors that they can personalize and extend at run-time; and they orchestrate its presentation and audience participation with multiple devices.

This talk will take place at Telecom Paristech rue Barrault,(Room TBD)