A lot has been happening this year, in politics, and a lot of new media technologies have been developed - making watching this year's political debate exceptionally exciting.
For class, we'll be using Popcorn as we watch the political debate, all live.
With the ability to edit/"remix" video immediately after it has been on air, while millions of people are watching, while accessing those millions of people via the internet, and having access to the Internet Archive - the possibilities become almost endless.
Over the weekend, I was able to brainstorm over a few different idea's that I'd try while the debate is going on to make it more inclusive/understandable for those that don't particularly follow politics but are somewhat aware of what's going on, those that just want to be entertained, and creating immediate feedback to what has been said. Here's a brief overview of my ideas:
The Boxing Match
Making an animation that shows Clinton and Trump in a "boxing match" and allowing people to vote in whether they believe Hilary or Trump "won that point." People could vote by using a hashtag or clicking a button on a quick page that I develop, or texting in. This then plays off how many gather to watch boxing matches, and making the debate more entertaining.
How many times
To make the debate silly, and more entertaining - an idea that I had was to just track how many times they've said a certain word.
Trump makes a lot of silly facial expressions. This idea includes zooming in on the different expressions that Trump makes and making a gallery of it all at the end of the debate.
I plan on doing more research on actual issues that they would be addressing, and creating more academic uses of Popcorn, as well.