Live Action Video Sports: A Real World Comeback

Live Action Video Sports: A Real World Comeback


Jennifer Booton


Sohrob Farudi

Fan Controlled Football League

Josh Ingram


Spectator sports have lost ground to virtual eSports, but new Live Action Video Sports are helping reality make a comeback. Rooted in the physical world, these sports use live streaming video to enable real-time control of real objects. First-person view (FPV) drone racing puts pilots and fans on board for high-speed aerial maneuvers, and a new fan-run football league streams video from the field to fans everywhere who call all the plays. What new sports will live action video inspire next?

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Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Intermediate