Project

talkTV

This project explores how television fans appropriate video for personal expression and how technology can support such creative appropriation. Televisions do not have an equivalent to a Web browser's "view source" option; however, programs can be structured by their transcripts, which are embedded as closed captions in the signal of most shows. With our talkTV video-editing software, rearranging lines of dialogue automatically creates new scenes, thereby enabling television viewers to become authors and editors.

This project explores how television fans appropriate video for personal expression and how technology can support such creative appropriation. Televisions do not have an equivalent to a Web browser's "view source" option; however, programs can be structured by their transcripts, which are embedded as closed captions in the signal of most shows. With our talkTV video-editing software, rearranging lines of dialogue automatically creates new scenes, thereby enabling television viewers to become authors and editors.