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From Ukraine to the US, citizens and journalists are increasingly choosing to livestream civic events. But livestreams are currently hard to find and lack in-depth information about the events being documented. Deepstream seeks to expand participation this emergent form of media by creating a platform for livestream curation. By searching across streaming platforms and adding relevant blog posts, news stories, images, tweets, and other media to livestreaming video, individuals or newsrooms can create immersive and interactive viewing experiences. Our goal is to design a platform that lets people reimagine the livestream viewing experience so that it connects viewers to global events in a way that emphasizes local perspectives and deeper engagement, while maintaining the experience of immediacy and authenticity that is part of livestreaming.

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