Fan Funhouse is a browser-based video remixing application that allows users to edit webcam videos using a palette of effects inspired by a pop culture franchise. The increasing prevalence of user-generated media production in apps and on the web has coincided with pop culture brands, ranging from The Powerpuff Girls to Peanuts, providing fans with opportunities to quickly create and share personalized "fan media" in their web browsers. While most of these fan media experiences have involved the production of images or GIFs, Fan Funhouse gives users creative agency to easily remix short video clips in the style of brands they love. The test scenario for Fan Funhouse features the Adult Swim comedy duo Tim & Eric, who are known for their retro, lo-fi aesthetic. In the Tim & Eric Fan Funhouse demo, users can apply whimsical effects to make their own videos look like Tim & Eric sketches.
The Prototyping eNarrative Lab (PeN Lab) at Georgia Tech applies digital information design and interaction design principles to digital storytelling to create more complex and expressive narratives, focusing on emerging platforms like experimental television, virtual reality, and augmented reality, and on the intersection of storytelling with game design and simulation design.