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Portholes: Quasi-Dynamic Media Space

In comparison to web home pages with static pictures, a media space is more dynamic, allowing users to receive uptodate information about their collaborators. The concept of Portholes [], shows that there is an intermediate ground between static images and dynamic video: instead of sending images continuously, one can send them every few minutes. Nynex Portholes [] extend this idea by storing an hour's worth of images and letting users animate them. Moreover, it allows the user being animated to censor out certain periods of the animation.

Prasun Dewan
Tue Jan 28 17:46:09 EST 1997