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News at Seven

 - Jan 23, 2007
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If you're looking for the latest hot blog or podcast check out newsatseven.com. Content is automatically generated and presented in a Machinima format. This video blog is the brain child of Northwestern University's InfoLab. Hosted by Alyx Vance (feature character of Half Life 2) it automatically generates news around one specific topic and creates a short 2 minute video clip.

The news will prove a novelty for most visitors; however, this type of impressive virtual reporting will undoubtedly have an impact far outside Northwestern's Academic halls. For example: Imagine the immediate potential of virtually collected, produced & packaged content for Second Life and other virtual social networks. Additionally, consumer use could lead to a complete redefinition of what it means to have a personal RSS Reader.