March 30, 2000
iMove Spherical Video System
Nominated for Computerworld Smithsonian Award
Portland, OR (March 31, 2000)---The iMove Spherical Video System will become part of the Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on Monday, April 3rd when the 2000 Information Technology Innovation Collection is formally presented to the Institution. iMove's work is part of a collection that includes over 440 of the year's most innovative applications of technology from 38 states and 21 countries.
"The Laureates in this year's Collection are utilizing new information age tools to extend the benefits of technology to society," said Dan Morrow, Executive Director of the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program.
The iMove technology was nominated for inclusion by Craig R. Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation, in the Media, Arts & Entertainment category. Founded in 1988, the Computerworld Smithsonian Program searches for and recognizes contributions that demonstrate vision and leadership in the use of information technology across ten categories: Business and Related Services; Education and Academia; Environment, Energy and Agriculture; Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Government and Non-Profit Organizations; Manufacturing; Media, Arts and Entertainment; Medicine; Science; and Transportation.
"The primary source material submitted by iMove will enrich the National Museum of American History's growing collection on the history of information technology, and contribute significantly to the museum's on-going efforts to chronicle the Information Age," said Spencer R. Crew, Director of the National Museum of American History. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1846, which is a complex of 16 museums, 7 research facilities and the National Zoo.
iMove's Spherical Video System is part of its family of Multiview Interactive Video products which are designed to create new and compelling visual experiences for the Internet and interactive television. The Spherical Video System uses a multi-lens camera and proprietary production system. With this system, a video producer can create and deliver spherical video that allows users to move and look in all directions immersing themselves in a real environment.
Case Studies from the 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Collection will be available at http://innovate.si.edu, the official Internet Site of the Computerworld Smithsonian Program, where the entire collection is available to scholars, researchers and the general public worldwide.
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