Thursday, October 27, 2005

Swarmcasting

A team of students at the University of Texas at Austin is set to release a software tool designed to turn any Internet-connected computer into a TV station.

The software, called Alluvium, uses peer-to-peer technology to let people stream video to multiple users nonstop -- even without high-speed Internet connections. It's not just for tech enthusiasts and struggling artists, says Joseph T. Lopez, a graduate student who co-founded the software project. Alluvium, he says, could serve plenty of prosaic purposes -- like letting parents broadcast their childrens' soccer games for family members, or helping community groups find a high-tech alternative to public-access TV.

From article writtten by Brock Read, The Chronical

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