Wired City: Josh Harris's Internet TV project like Chatroulette

Josh Harris who lived through a version of the future --where TV is replaced by constant, live video chat/surveillance over the Internet, which he docuemnted in to a movie We Live In Public. Harris now wants to take another stab at making that future a reality through a new Internet TV project called "Wired City," […]

Josh Harris who lived through a version of the future --where TV is replaced by constant, live video chat/surveillance over the Internet, which he docuemnted in to a movie We Live In Public. Harris now wants to take another stab at making that future a reality through a new Internet TV project called "Wired City," a Chatroulette on steroids. It starts with video chat rooms where the audience comes and watches each other. Since anyone can set up a home studio with a webcam, anyon can become a "ChatStar". These chat rooms are organized in what Harris calls "Net bandstands," which're divided into different categories such as music, gaming, fashion, news, lifestyle. Chat rooms are organized in a hierarchy and linked together. A video DJ or director controls what's seen in each chat room, and when something interesting is happening in his chat room, he can signal up the chain to get his live video into more popular chat rooms. Some combination of eyeballs and money will determine which videos get promoted.

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