Wonder Object from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.
Artist Gary Schott utilizes his skills as a Metalsmith to create playful and beautiful mechanized objects. This documentary was produced in association with Southwest School of Art. Learn more about their BFA program at swschool.org. Learn more about the artist at GarySchott.com. Learn more about the Filmmakers walleyfilms.com.
Headsets that resemble 1990’s VR, eeek! Obvious, I know, but this is still a rather engaging example of AR, even if it does involve rather archaic head-mounting. However, it does demonstrate a rather lovely resolution and speed, two requirements that some might say are essential for the viability of the this interfaces uptake. I wonder if my 2nd Years mixed reality networked laser-quest adventure will be inspired by this guys. Should be fun.
SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
Pranav Mistry is a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab. Before his studies at MIT, he worked with Microsoft as a UX researcher; he’s a graduate of IIT. Mistry is passionate about integrating the digital informational experience with our real-world interactions.
Some previous projects from Mistry’s work at MIT includes intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. His research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.
Bare is a conductive ink that is applied directly onto the skin allowing the creation of custom electronic circuitry. This innovative material allows users to interact with electronics through gesture, movement, and touch. Bare can be applied with a brush, stamp or spray and is non-toxic and temporary. Application areas include dance, music, computer interfaces, communication and medical devices. Bare is an intuitive and non-invasive technology which will allow users to bridge the gap between electronics and the body. (www.bareconductive.com, 24/09/09)
Project Natal generated most E3 “buzz” says research firm
Microsoft’s Project Natal Xbox 360 motion-sensing, speech-recognising, all-singing, all-dancing controller generated the most “buzz” of all E3 announcements, according to Buzz Study, a “web chatter” analysis site.
Buzz Study also compared positive and negative comments about Microsoft’s Project Natal Xbox 360 motion-sensing announcement against rival Sony PS3 motion-sensing peripheral announcements and Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus announcement. Project Natal was the most positively thought-of by the web, Nintendo’s MotionPlus add-on the most negatively thought-of, with an 8 per cent increase in negativity coming directly after Microsoft and Sony’s arguably technologically-superior announcements. read more http://is.gd/XiY6
The possibilities for the manipulation of the embodied technology utilities within this project WILL have a huge and systemic impact on a vast generation of interfaces that will rhizomatically change the interface of the social, business professional and military. SN
“Enkin” introduces a new handheld navigation concept. It displays location-based content in a unique way that bridges the gap between reality and classic map-like representations. It combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services, and a novel user interface into an intuitive and light navigation system for mobile devices.