Popcorn.js is updated…

Popcorn.js, a javascript library designed to make it easier to incorporate web elements into html5 video – think “subtitles on steroids” – transparently overlaying a wikipedia page as explanation to a video that’s playing, for example – has just had a major update to version 0.7.

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what exactly to do with these tools, but not hard to imagine the internet will be even more excellent once it has broader usage. See what the RadioLab mob have done here at hyperaudio as an interesting example, or Visions of Students Today or a video from the Khan Institute on the planetarium.

For the more light-hearted, digital, version of popcorn, I point you to the 79 versions of the song collected by ubuweb and wfmu.