Fun with IIIF

Lightning Talk

Friday, April 05, 2019: 11:00am - 12:30pm - Grand Ballroom: Lightning Talks

Tristan Roddis, Cogapp, UK

Most of the uses of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) have rightly focused on scholarly and research applications. In this lightning talk, however, I plan to look at the opposite extreme: the state of the art for creating playful and fun applications of the IIIF APIs. From tile puzzles, to arcade games, via terapixel fractals, virtual galleries, 3D environments, a voice-activated Bladerunner-style viewer and more. Time to bring frivolity back to GLAM content.

See a PDF with clickable links to all the examples at

Full video with screen captures:–Ip6PHg0J7uf-QPCaP-l/view

Video of the lightning talk itself:

I'll be drawing from the list collated at plus any other more recent examples by asking on the IIIF mailing list and Slack workspace