Archive for the ‘interface’ Category

DataBot Mouse: making data tangible by giving them physical properties

DataBot Mouse from Jan Barth on Vimeo. DataBot Mouse Data or data-streams are not tangible for us at all. We just see graphical abstractions of ones and zeros, visualized as folders, files or loading bars on our screens. DataBot Mouse is an experiment of giving data physical properties, to make the communication/interaction between man and [...]

Panorama Ball Vision, a spherical display

At the Industrial Virtual Reality Expo, NAC Image Technology exhibited for reference the Panorama Ball Vision, a spherical display. With a square display, only part of the “cut-out” space can be used for the display, but with the Panorama Ball Vision, the center of the sphere is the focal point of a lens, so all [...]

smellofbooks: how to make an e-book reading experience more ‘real’

How about a bacon flavored Treasure Island on Kindle? Brilliant, I wish they were nuts enough to do it for real: Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there’s something missing from your reading experience? Have you been avoiding e-books because they just don’t smell right? If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the e-book [...]

Augmented Reality and the future of immersive media

Just watch it. Robert Rice of Neogence at Mobile Monday Amsterdam

“Don’t Fall!” CAVE-based 3D Immersion technology by EON Reality

Amazing 3D immersion technology from IDEO Labs on Vimeo. Three white walls and a floor, all about 10′ x 10′ in size. Onto each surface is projected a high-resolution, stereoscopic image. A viewer stands in the room wearing polarized 3D glasses — like you might use in a 3D movie — with small markers that [...]

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 2: Playing On: Interface Lessons from Games

Games live or die by their interface. A modern video game is a complex, layered world of information, social interactions, rules and controls – yet, even young kids can master them.So what interface lessons can the web-world learn from games? The Playing On panel at Sxswi 09 gave us 10. Playing On: Interface Lessons from [...]

AlloSphere: Immersive Data Visualization.

Composer JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the “AlloSphere, an entirely new way to see and interpret scientific data, in full color and surround sound inside a massive metal sphere. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements…”   Based at UCSB, the Allosphere and its 3D immersive theater maps complex data in [...]

WoW POD: play immersive World of Warcraft, Southpark style

Cati Vaucelle from MIT and artists Shada / Jahn designed an immersive chinese box, the WoW POD, a physical immersive environment that incapsulate a virtual immersive environment. “The WOW Pod is an immersive architectural solution for the advanced World of Warcraft player that provides and anticipates all life needs. Inside, the gamer finds him/herself comfortable [...]