Portfolio ETV Post date May 7, 2014 A second iteration of the prototype using a second screen (tablet) to control the television. The app merges the rich content of television with the interactivity and archiving capabilities of the world wide web. Avatar Theater promotes active shared viewing by groups in separate locations watching live or on demand programs synchronously.The theater extends the traditional home viewing experience, to include the virtual presence of other viewers who can share their reactions to the program in real time or asynchronously through persistent annotations. This is a second iteration of Sarah Cooper’s nteractive narrative video story in which the protagonist, Claire, lives out the possibilities of her parallel lives at the whim of the interactor. A novel prototype to replace the old TV Grid. This tablet application offers a more dense and visual representation of TV programs and allows other shows be monitored on the app. A second-screen companion app to support viewers in following a densely populated storyworld, with prototype based on the FX Series Justified. Episodes of Ben 10, a Cartoon Network series, are integrated with contextual quick time games that reinforce immersion for active viewer watching broadband programs on a game platform. Viewers capture game objects from the video stream, intensifying their attention to the program and their sense of the immediacy of the fictional world. This prototype offers novel interactive television applications utilizing a DVR platform to enable enhanced communications, impulsive interactions, sharing experiences, and active discussions of small viewing groups, such us family, friends, and classmates. The WIT system is a framework of swappable utilities that promotes active shared viewing. It includes widgets for monitoring, tagging, live commentary, educational annotation, and synchronous remote viewing. To avoid distraction from the television content, the widget browser was designed to fit within in the conventional broadcast messaging area in the lower third of the screen. A prototype for the History Channel designed as a premium offering, drawing on multiple sources and rich metadata annotations to juxtapose multiple human perspectives on a complex sequence of events.