Last year about this time MSNBC launched their NewsBreaker site and interactive movie theater experience. It was an interesting exercise is news visualization and they have followed it up with a new project this year called the MSNBC Spectra Visual Newsreader. This new site continues the work in news visualization but this time it uses Papervision 3D to display news headlines as a colorful, graphic whirlwind. You choose the news categories that interest you and they make up the whirlwind which updates in real time with the latest stories. You can save the stories that interest you the most to the Spectra’s NewsCollector to read later. I am still waiting to see if there are plans for an interactive installation like with Newsbreak but nothing so far.
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