Streaming a live performance (music, gaming, theater, etc.) is common place these days. While the technology to deliver the content has massively improved over the past years, the methods with which to connect the performer with the audience has remained surprisingly static. The most advanced integration of audience feedback that you are likely to see is a chat window or a poll placed along side the stream itself.
This project aims at breaking down this barrier by integrating the audience feedback directly into the performers interface. We chose to focus on discjockeys (DJs), as audience feedback is key during their performances. DJs rely heavily on the direct and indirect feedback from an audience to make informed decisions. When the DJ is performing remotely (i.e. not in the same location as the audience), that feedback vanishes. Of course, a remote performance is not the same as a local performance, and the DJs needs may not be the same in these two situations. However, given the option, most DJs still prefer to know what their audience thinks/feels despite being less inclined to take it into consideration.