iPhoning Japan Presents: Live-streaming the Tokyo Marathon with an iPhone strapped to my forehead

marathonstreamingtest007iPhoningJapan.com is delighted to bring you the most epic iPhone challenge yet seen in the world (probably).

Joseph Tame, known for his addiction to his iPhone (a.k.a. ‘my baby’) is going to attempt to complete the Tokyo quarter Marathon in record time whilst carrying 30,603 pairs of eyes on his forehead. This epic feat has been made possible by months of training, an Apple iPhone, Qik.com and a new invention of Joseph’s, which he calls ‘A Modified Hat’.

He will be joined by his trainer, Tom Kobayashi.

35,603 people applied to run this epic race across Tokyo – only 5000 got in: Joseph and Tom were two of the lucky few.

Knowing how disappointed the unlucky unfortunates must be feeling, Joseph vowed to make things right. He decided, he’d let them run with him.

The full story of this epic adventure will be featured on the new podcast that Joseph co-produces – Japan Podshow.

To get live alerts via twitter of Joseph’s progress & broadcasts, be sure to follow him @tamegoeswild.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of this epic challenge is also available on YouTube.

Be there and submit your comments as he runs to make his iPhone vibrate – he’ll know he’s carrying your eyes and your hopes too.

(This post is a crosspost from http://wwwiphoningjapan.com)

Live video streaming from the iPhone (again)

Having enabled video on my iPhone, I thought it would be fun to check out the possibility of live streaming to the net – via 3G, out on the streets.

I’ve done two short tests today, both of which can be seen here. (The first is below, the second one is very long, and dull, although I was hopelessly excited as I had two viewers watching at the time sending me their feedback via the built-in chat function.)

Will think about how I can use this technology in the future. Love it.