Virtual Symposium- Field Testing the 360-Degree Camera

So we’ve arrived at the end of the #hyperlinked library! (the explanation mark symbolizes both excitement and sadness as we close this chapter on our MLIS career).

For my Virtual Symposium I used the technology I outlined in my Director’s Brief assignment from a few weeks ago, but also commented on a few of the issues we looked at this term such as participatory services and technolust. My video ran longer than I intended and I still barely scratched the surface of the issues we looked at this term. So don’t expect a comprehensive video on 360-degree technology or anything revolutionary about the Hyperlinked Library model, we lived the journey! Just come along on the trip with me and enjoy Ottawa (even if it is just virtually).

Note: If you have access to a mobile device that is running the most up-to-date YouTube app I’d love for you to check out the video that way. If not, Chrome and some versions of Firefox will play the video in the way it was intended to be viewed.

Virtual Symposium 360-degree Tour of Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Additional Videos

I had the camera so I decided to show off some of the other landmarks around Parliament Hill. I had the camera, so I thought I’d do some further testing.

National Gallery of Canada Sculpture

War Memorial

9 thoughts on “Virtual Symposium- Field Testing the 360-Degree Camera”

  1. Wow wow wow — @ryantucci, thanks for showing us how the 360º camera works, as well as for the the tour of Ottawa! I could picture how this could be combined with annotations à la augmented reality to provide labels, descriptions, and links for further info, in addition to commentary. This would be an excellent service for instruction, tourism, exploration, and gaming (e.g., Ingress).

    Louise Bourgeois’s artwork is fantastic! It’s a wild combination of macabre, caring, and biology (one of the main points, lol).

    • Her work is fantastic. Currently, YouTube doesn’t allow very much editing of 360 videos if I remember reading correctly. I expect them to allow this in the future. It should make the experience even more engaging.

      “The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.”
      — Louise Bourgeois

  2. That was wonderful Ryan! I loved seeing Ottawa and especially the Parliament building. The architecture is amazing and now I need to go see Ottawa. The 360-degree video is amazing and your video gave me great ideas for work. Great job!!

    • I found it hard to keep my thoughts in order. I had speaking notes but found that I often had to adjust what I was saying depending on what was going on around me.

  3. Ryan, Thanks for sharing. It seems like a really cool technology. Lot’s of potential. I really liked the spider sculpture.


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