I like all this a lot!
On Apr 25, 2016 16:22, "Mark Holmquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think Gilles is working on 3D support for MultimediaViewer, if not panoramic/spherical viewing, then at least thumbnailing them in a way that makes sense. He can probably explain that more than I can, but I'd bet you could hook into the same system and add more complex support.
> I haven't looked at the annotation system JS yet, but maybe we (I) could pull that into an extension short-term. I was thinking of doing that to HotCat first (mainly because I was so deeply offended that I read it still supports MediaWiki 1.15), but having annotations available for every MediaWiki instance would be a cool thing.
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 9:07 AM Hay (Husky) <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I like it! Seems like a perfect idea to prototype at a hackathon!
>> In general, i think it's a shame that virtually all content on
>> Wikipedia is text and images. We have so many opportunities to make
>> interactive datavisualisations, videos, etcetera.
>> -- Hay
>> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 1:41 PM, Brion Vibber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > At Wikimedia Conference in Berlin I met with Felix from Wikimedia Ghana, who
>> > is super interested in getting more immersive media available such as
>> > 360-degree panoramic photos ("photo spheres"); I showed him the tool labs
>> > widget using panellum to do WebGL spherical photo viewing -- see
>> > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T70719#2204864 -- and he was very excited
>> > to see that it's something we could probably work out how to integrate in
>> > the nearish term.
>> > That got me thinking more generally about new media types (video, panos,
>> > stereoscopic photos/videos/panos, 3D models, interactive diagrams, etc) and
>> > how we can extend them to support annotations and linking in a way that
>> > could create immersive visual experiences with the same kind of rich
>> > information and interlinking that Wikipedia is famous for in the world of
>> > text articles.
>> > Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: "Epic saga: immersive hypermedia (Myst for
>> > Wikipedia)"
>> > https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T133526
>> > I would be real interested to hear y'all's ideas on medium to long term
>> > feasibility and desirability of this sort of system, and what we can pull
>> > more directly into the short term.
>> > For instance I would love to get the panoramic / spherical viewers
>> > integrated in MMV, which is much easier than figuring out how to do
>> > clickable annotations in 3d environment. ;)
>> > Medium term, I would also love to see us look at the annotation system
>> > that's on Commons done in site JS, and see if we can build a
>> > future-extensible system that's more integrated into the wiki and can be
>> > used in MMV.
>> > Longer term, I think it'll just be nice to have these kinds of long-term
>> > goals to work towards.
>> > Thoughts? Ideas? Am I crazy, or just crazy enough? ;)
>> > -- brion
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