Bullet Time

How do you make a social feature for an antisocial generation?

Logic Magazine
Nov 8 · 10 min read
A person talking, with translations in many different languages transposed over them; each sentence is a different color.
A person talking, with translations in many different languages transposed over them; each sentence is a different color.
A screenshot of “bullet comments” in action. These bullet comments are translations of Mandarin dialogue into various languages by the “Eight-Nation Alliance Caption Club.”

By Christina Xu

It was nearly 4 a.m. in China when I hit play on the video entitled “Zhao Benshan: King of Poetry!”, but the ghosts of a thousand past viewers were still distracting me with their chatter.

The video is a remix collage of CCTV Spring Festival Gala skits starring iconic…

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