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Computers in Entertainment [Vol. 5, No. 2] View Full Citation in the Digital Library

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In this issue

Interview with Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos is an European Community (EC) Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Architecture at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. Konstantinos is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department ...
Interview with Tina Blaine
Tina Blaine is a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center. Tina uses science and technology to explore new interface designs for gaming, collective music-making and interactive media ...
Learn and play with interactive TV
Despite the criticism concerning the value of TV content, research reveals several worthwhile aspects -- one of them is the opportunity to learn. In this article we explore the characteristics ...
Consumers, participants, and creators
With the ever-changing and ubiquitous media environment as a backdrop, this article analyzes how young people respond to television and new media and how media is used in their everyday ...
Usability and usage of iTV services
How users experience interactive TV (iTV) is determined by various factors; usability is a major one. In industry, usability is often seen as the key element that determines acceptance of ...
Entercation
IDTV (interactive digital TV) opens new learning opportunities where new forms of education are needed. In order to gain the participation of viewers, and overcome their typical passivity, it is ...
Effects of extra information on TV viewers' visual attention, message processing ability, and cognitive workload
This article explores how viewers respond to and remember extra information shown on television. Its purpose is to investigate the effects of typical print content on TV viewers' visual attention, ...
Instant messaging in informal learning via interactive television
In the past few years, instant messaging (IM) has become increasingly popular on the Internet; IM via interactive television (iTV) is a new approach. The Education Department at the Finnish ...
How do people really interact with TV?
To understand how people really interact with digital TV and digital video recorder (DVR) systems, 10 people were recruited, 6 with DVRs and 4 with non-DVR digital cable or satellite ...
Emotive captioning
Television and film have become important equalization mechanisms for the dissemination and distribution of cultural materials. Closed captioning has allowed people who are deaf and hard of hearing to be ...
Multimodal multiplayer tabletop gaming
There is a large disparity between the rich physical interfaces of co-located arcade games and the generic input devices seen in most home console systems. In this article we argue ...
The pervasive discourse
In this article I argue for a critical analysis and re-evaluation of the term pervasive. Due to ambiguous definitions in both the discourse on computing and gaming, this term has ...
A day in the life
One day filled with the convergence of computers and entertainment
IMMERSCOM 2007
IMMERSCOM is the first international conference that focuses on bridging the traditional gap between immersive technologies and networking for the capturing, processing, analyzing, transmitting and enabling the remote fruition of ...
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMCCAP)
Call for papers for Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications on Interactive Digital Television
CyberGames 2007
The Third International Conference on Games Research and Development 2007 (CyberGames 2007) will be held during 10-11 September 2007 at the Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
EURO ITV 2007
Following on from previous conferences, the steering committee of EuroITV has decided to hold the 5th European Interactive TV conference in Amsterdam,the Netherlands. EuroITV brings together researchers and practitioners from ...
MOBILE HCI 07
MobileHCI is a conference that provides practicioners and researchers a common forum to discuss about the challenges, potential solutions and innovations towards effective interaction with mobile systems and services.