The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has launched an experimental blog that allows visitors to experience a day-in-the-life account of the institute’s inner workings. The new site – Calit2.Life ( – collects comments, notes, updates, insights and observations from contributors at Calit2’s UC Irvine and UC San Diego divisions. Inspired by the Internet phenomenon of “lifecasting,” where content providers typically use continuous video streams to show what’s happening in their daily lives, Calit2.Life builds on the concept by using text, images and video to chronicle everyday events within the institute. The posts include an update about how a descendant of Calit2’s HIPerWall – a 200-million pixel, high-resolution display wall – recently made an appearance at a prominent audio-visual and information technology showcase in Las Vegas.