A visual tool for browsing and searching collections of stuff. Great for sifting through YouTube videos!
I think I’ll leave the cooliris folks to summarise what it is/does…
” …fastest and most stunning way to browse photos and videos from the Web or your desktop. Effortlessly scroll an infinite “3D Wall” of your content without having to click page to page, whether you’e on Facebook, Google Images, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Kodak Gallery, or any supported site. Or channel surf the latest news, TV episodes, movies, and music videos all from within Cooliris.”
Educational application? You bet! Sorting, sifting, browsing (in the old sense), displaying visual works… I’m sure there are numerous contexts where this tool could be used to enhance a learning experience. Could collections on a media server have this type of interface enabled?
The iPhone app for cooliris is pretty neat too!