Prince created a video game in 1994 called Prince Interactive. The game was similar to Myst, and it featured Prince's music and his recording studio Paisley Park. mashable.com/2016/04/24/p…
Today I learned about a company known as Parroty Interactive. As the name implies, they were a company that mostly did parody names. However, they went bankrupt within a few years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The Los Angeles Times criticized Disney for contracting their interactive storybooks to independent studios, deeming their series "a mere imitation" of Broderbund's Living Books format. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
David Letterman created a scholarship for the "academically average", like himself. In order to be considered, students must submit a creative project, such as writing, research or interactive media. nationalpost.com/entertai…
Today I learned about Leo, an early socio-interactive robot built in 2002. Leo was programmed with psychological theory and spatial scaffolding. It is able to communicate by perceiving expression, gesture, speech, and thus responds appropriately with equal expression, gesture and speech. youtu.be/ilmDN2e_Flc
Research shows that cats that are provided with empty boxes are more interactive, friendly and comfortable with the people around them as compared to those cats that do not have a box to snuggle in. So, it can be said that cats derive comfort and security from boxes. scienceabc.com/nature/ani…
Panasonic attempted to develop a video game console with 3DO. The console was initially announced as an add-on chip for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer and later unveiled as a standalone console. Ultimately the project was cancelled but the technology was used in some arcade boards and kiosks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
There was a 20 year patent on mini games during loading screens that recently expired last year. This is why all loading screens aren't interactive and usually only contain flavour or lore text. kotaku.com/the-patent-on-…
NASA has won two Emmy Awards for Interactive Programming. NASA was awarded for its coverage of Mars InSight in 2018, and for its coverage of the SpaceX Demonstration Mission-1 in 2019. nasa.gov/feature/nasa-win…
The original iPhone released in 2007 had no front camera, no App Store, ran on 2g speed, required a 2 year contract, worked with only one carrier, and started out as an idea by Steve Jobs to work as an interactive touchscreen to control a computer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPh…
There’s a traveling exhibit called the β€œTop Secret Project” which is designed to help parents recognize hazards in a simulated teenager’s bedroom. The interactive room includes items, that when seen through an educated lens, could signal a problem. enmchamber.org/the-top-se…
Steven Spielberg wrote the story for the first three Medal of Honor games, and was developed by DreamWorks Interactive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
Today I learned of the Aspen Interactive Movie Map, an interactive map of late 1970s Aspen, Colorado with touchscreen controls by MIT. youtube.com/watch?v=Hf6Lk…
Douglas Engelbart co-developed the mouse, along with Bill English, waaaaay back in 1965. It was so far over everyone's head that the invention had to wait until Bill Gates & Steve Jobs came along to put it in widespread use. He also worked on hypertext & interactive computing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
Take This Lollipop is an interactive film which accesses viewer's Facebook profile and locates the viewer's home from data in profile. It depicts the dangers in posting too much personal info on the Internet. Information gathered is then deleted which makes the film different for each viewer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
Expedia, the multi billion dollar huge travel company was originally founded as a division of Microsoft in 1996 before being spun off into its own company in 1999 before being bought by IAC/Interactive Corp (owner of the match dating sites) in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
There is a computing language called Coq that provides a formal language to write mathematical definitions, executable algorithms and theorems together with an environment for semi-interactive development of machine-checked proofs. coq.inria.fr/
Animation-tech startup Midas Touch Interactive has a new tool called Midas Creature, which the company claims can automate (via AI) the process of creating complicated animations for two-dimensional characters. It was created by Pixar developer, Jiayi Chong. venturebeat.com/2017/06/0…
In a survey executed by Harris Interactive, 40% of Americans believed the statement "Dinosaurs lived at the same time as humans" to be true, while another 13% were not sure about it ncse.com/library-resource…
Hollywood briefly experimented with an interactive movie format akin to "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale wrote a film and directed a film called "Mr. Payback" in which audience members were able to choose what happened next. The results were disastrous. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
In the 90's when Microsoft was unimpressed with a programmer's performance, they would threaten to reassign them to work on "Microsoft Dogs" an interactive CD-ROM to inform dog owners of the proper care and feeding for 500 different breeds of dogs. businessinsider.com/micro…
Take This Lollipop was a 2011 interactive horror short film/Facebook app that requested access to your Facebook account, then used info from that account to fill in details of the film. Its goal was to underscore the dangers inherent in posting too much personal information about oneself online. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
Google made a detailed, interactive map of the galaxy in HTML5, just to see if they could. wired.co.uk/news/archive/…
Today I learned about TV POWWW, an early interactive broadcast TV video game that had kids call in to a local station and shoot enemy space ships by yelling "pow" into their phone. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The Please Touch Museum was a museum that focused on teaching children through interactive exhibits and special events, and up till 2013 it housed the Walking Piano from the movie Big. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ple…
Gaussian distribution characterized by its mean and variance occurs when events are completely independent of each other, while Paretian distribution surface in interactive events that amplifies and blows up small initial events due to feedback loops. edgeperspectives.typepad.…
In 2008, EA tried to buy Take-Two Interactive Software (owns Rockstar Games) by offering $1.9 Billion cnbc.com/id/23332933
First interactive movie was made in Czechoslovakia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
In 2005, an interactive real-world game called Perplex City was created. It featured different puzzle cards and was solved in 2007. However, one card remains unsolved. Card #256 shows a picture of a man with the message: "Find me." No one has found him to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The name Hulu comes from two Mandarin words, hΓΊlΓΊ (θ‘«θŠ¦/θ‘«θ˜†), "calabash; bottle gourd," and hΓΉlΓΉ (互录/δΊ’ιŒ„), "interactive recording." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hul…
Google's first interactive doodle, Pac-man, was so popular that it cost the global economy an estimated 122 million dollars in lost productivity guinnessworldrecords.com/…
A 6th grade social studies teacher created a worksheet-based game called Historia to teach students how civilizations have developed over time in a fun and interactive way. vimeo.com/49772533
Disney considered teaming up with the makers of the Myst video game to create an interactive experience to be called "Myst Island". Guests would explore unusual locations and unravel a mystery about the island's previous inhabitants. Development never got beyond the concept stage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Bohemia Interactive, maker of Arma (popular military simulator game), actually has a military version called VBS (Virtual Battlespace) available for armed forces for training. bisimulations.com
Need for Speed the video game first debuted on the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer multimedia unit. The 32-Bit device was released at MSRP$700.00 (USD) in 1993 and was conceived by Trip Hawkins, one of the founders of Electronic Arts. The 3DO faced its demise by 1997 with only 2 million units sold. giantbomb.com/3do/3045-26…
Prince had a PC game entitled Prince Interactive. It was similar to Myst and the player solves puzzles in the Paisley Park Studio en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
There's a fully interactive map of the night sky composed of 37000 pictures stitched together by one man. He covered 60000 miles to get all the photos. media.skysurvey.org/inter…
Disney once had plans to team up with the makers of Myst for a Myst themed interactive park, Myst Island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
There is a 360 degree, interactive 320 gigpixel picture of London. btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.h…
Daisy Ridley acted in an interactive CPR video before becoming famous. youtube.com/watch?v=Csl6L…
An interactive movie was released in 1995 and theaters installed joysticks onto chairs to allow the audience to vote for various scenarios during the film. It was panned by critics and was Roger Ebert's choice for Worst Movie of 1995. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Google Doodles' first interactive game, Pacman, was said to have cost economy $120,000,000. telegraph.co.uk/technolog…
Google created an accurate, interactive HTML5 map of the galaxy articles.latimes.com/2012…
In 1997 Microsoft made an interactive Barney the dinosaur toy that could interact with the Barney TV show through a receiver hooked into a VCR. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
Employees from Bohemeia Interactive (Creators of ARMA) were arrested on Espionage charges while photographing military installations on the Greece island of Lemnos. The photos were used to create the fictional island of Altis on Arma 3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM…
In the late 90s, Disney World considered teaming up with the creators of Myst to create a cutting-edge interactive experience to be called Myst Island en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
A Japanese University has developed interactive posters that react to being kissed. The developer came up with the idea after being frustrated that the pop idol posters in his room didn't interact with him. They hope to include smells and tastes in future versions. newsfeed.time.com/2012/04…
When you unsubscribe from Groupon, they show you an interactive video of Derrick, "the guy who thought you'd enjoy that email you didn't like" and allow you to punish him by having someone throw coffee in his face and kick him to the ground. Derrick is actually Andrew Mason, Groupon's founder. arandomjog.com/2012/01/gr…
Two developers of Bohemia Interactive were held in custody for 128 days by the greek government - accused of espionage because they took photographs of military installations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM…

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