Over the past few years, mega-multitouch screens have become the new big thing for election coverage (incase you missed the SNL parody the other week, check it out via engadget… thanks moT). And with an election as monumental as last nights, we could only expect the news media to go insane with technology this time around. Anne Curry appeared in a virtual rotunda, CNN superimposed a mini-Capital on the news desk, and most impressive of all, the beaming in of Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am via hologram to conduct a virtual interview with Anderson Cooper.
so how did they do it? well, 44 cameras, 20 computers, and some other crazy technology later, people were being “beamed in” left and right. Crazy stuff. Necessary? probably not. Crazy? most definitely. Check out the article at Wired for full coverage of the election technology. And to quote Jamiroquai’s now-12-years-old Virtual Insanity, “it’s a crazy world we’re livin’ in.”