In 2012, my team at Turner created a platform to pull images from Twitter and Instagram, apply a branding template, and then assemble these images into a data feed. As the platform evolved, we built a collection of reusable image galleries for our clients.
One of our galleries made it on-air for coverage of the Hurricane Sandy aftermath. Using a giant touch display and Google Chrome in Kiosk mode, on-air talent Brook Baldwin was able to swipe through images from citizens on the ground to help craft a narrative. We modified the gallery slightly to allow for pre-selected images to appear in the center of the screen, and refined some of the touch interactions to work with the on-air touch display.