In an article posted on Broadcasting & Cable, David Bohrman discusses the touch screen map that has become the gadget to have on primary night. Here are a few excerpts from the article:
“I've sort of always been on the hunt for new technologies that can help us explain stories,” Bohrman said.
In this election cycle, CNN has taken interactivity to a new level with screens that respond to fingertip manipulation, for example allowing national correspondent John King to quickly sketch delegate count scenarios on a map of the United States. The multi-touch units from Perceptive Pixel also let reporters and anchors move and stretch images at the touch of a finger.
“It's basically an iPhone on steroids,” Bohrman said. “I mean, it's just about as close to Minority Report as you can get,” he added, referring to a scene in the movie where the Tom Cruise character sorts through a mass of information by waving his hands. “It's really an extension of the correspondent's mind -- or hand -- right into the data.”
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