Today's selection for Video Friday ties into a previous selection: Millionaire Wrapup. For more about the collaboration between MIT and the Maurice Ashley / Amy Lee project, see At work with MIT's Media Lab (millionairechess.com; February 2014).
Chess: A spectator sport (1:28) 'BBC Click's LJ Rich met MIT researchers [e.g. Greg Borenstein, Researcher, MIT Media Lab] from who are trying to turn chess into a spectator sport like American football or poker.'
The description continued,
The group wants to make the game more accessible to the uninitiated, by presenting complex information on matches in a simple, visually appealing way and give an expert insight into the state of a game.
See also Moves to make chess more accessible to spectators (bbc.com). I'm not sure if the video embedded on the BBC page is the same or not. It always gives me the message, 'This content doesn't seem to be working'.