Lorenzo Gariano who runs Botany
Bottle and looks after the plants at the Open University's Knowledge
Media Institute, will be climbing the Matterhorn and sending live audio
reports and just-in-time photos using a Nokia 7650 GPRS phone/camera.
All this is part of Lorenzo's fitness-building for his Seven Summits activities:
climbing the highest peak on each continent (read more
about Lorenzo's Seven
Learn how the Webcast works
UPDATE: Lorenzo and Scott reached the summit
at approximately 10:30 local time and sent us an audio message!
The climb was brought forward a day due to a poor weather forecast for
Matterhorn Live WebCast Thursday 22nd August 2002
approx 0300-1800 GMT (weather permitting)
|On 22nd August 2002, Lorenzo Gariano
and Scott Woolums will be submitting live audio reports and just-in-time
photos from the Matterhorn using the world's lightest audio/graphic
live webcasting equipment.
Back at 'mission control' in KMi's Centre for New Media, Macromedia
Flash MX will be used to display Lorenzo's latest position on
an interactive map providing links to the latest pictures.
The new Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX will handle the
live streaming audio and a live chat room through which the webcast
audience can pose questions to Lorenzo and Scott.
An automated system will enable us to continue presenting even
during anti-social hours-- critical for Lorenzo and Scott's pre-dawn
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