Spectra is an experimental online news viewing application for msnbc.com content , utilizing the site’s 100+ RSS feeds. Users create custom sets of feeds and can explore them in a three dimensional space. Individual stories can be saved to the NewsCollector for later viewing. A variety of viewing states include a webcam-based Color Sensor and an Audio Sensor.
Orbital View, color-coded headlines swirl in a 3D space.
Users add the channels they are interested in, choosing from over 150 feeds from msnbc.com.
In Auto View news items spiral out of your control.
In addition to the web application, Spectra Touch kiosks were installed in the msnbc.com Digital Café in Rockefeller Center.
Visitors to the café catching up on the latest news.