The main forms of streaming media I came across were live webcams, television, and radio. The webcams seemed to be mostly devoted to street scenes and traffic (or lack thereof in Fort Kent, Maine) and the occasional bird nest surveillance. The television and radio that I found was exactly that: television and radio. It’s great to be able to listen to Icelandic radio and access media from all over the world, but I have to say I’m kind of disappointed. The webcams have an initial voyaristic thrill and access to all kinds of media is obviously valuable, but I wonder, am I missing something? Are there great things going on out there with these tools that I just haven’t stumbled across? Because everything I have seen so far just seems to be a regurgitation of something that already exists. It seems like there’s a lot of potential in anyone being able to broadcast from anywhere, but I have yet to see that potential realized.

Comments are closed.