exTouch – Manipulation of actuated objects by AR

“exTouch is a novel embodied spatially-aware interface system to manipulate actuated objects mediated by augmented reality. The “exTouch” system extends the users touchscreen interactions into the real world by enabling spatial control over the actuated object. When users touch a device shown in live video on the screen, they can change its position and orientation through multi-touch gestures or by physically moving the screen in relation to the controlled object.”

http://www.creativeapplications.net/objects/extouch-manipulation-of-actuated-objects-by-augmented-reality/

http://tangible.media.mit.edu/project/extouch/

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Metaverse Tutorials

I have been working on a tutorial blog for novice 3D worlds users, geared towards the attendees of virtual conference session to be held as part of ISEA2011:
http://metaversetutorials.blogspot.com/
The tutorials are custom designed for a standalone metaverse called NGrid, which is hyperlinked to the OpenSim system, however I am hoping that most of the material will be useful to all novice metaverse users, regardless where their virtual locations might be.

More images of NGrid can be seen here:
http://newgenresgrid.blogspot.com/

And the page for the ISEA2011 event is here:
http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/metaverse-papers

Twingly Screensaver

The Twingly screensaver visualizes lobal blog activity in real time, giving you a 24/7 stream of all (viewer discretion advised) blog activity, straight to your screen. To use the screensaver you need a PC with Windows and a graphics card supporting OpenGL.

“A Day Made of Glass” – Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it

Corning Incorporated, best known for their Gorilla glass technology, is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences.

Many Eyes from IBM Research

If you want to use a data visualization tool with your own data, just to experiment with different visualization types without installing any software, here is the many-eyes from IBM Research. It is a great toolkit with a vast number of visualizaiton possibilities.

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