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“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.”

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:
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:

And the page for the ISEA2011 event is here:

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.

At the Venice Biennale, the mæve installation connects the entries of the EveryVille student competition and puts them into the larger context of MACE content and metadata. By placing physical project cards on an interactive surface, the visitors can explore an organic network of projects, people and media. mæve is designed and developed by the Interface Design team of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Mæve table demo from Maeve installation on Vimeo.

Some of you may want to seriously consider developing projects for this: (Translate the page into English with google chrome – works beautifully!)

I will be participating myself, for sure!




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A 3D desktop interface that lets you organize your files and directories in a sensory 3D environment.. It seems to be free to download and test for 30 days, but I haven’t done it myself.

Excellent blog on generative art, design, sound design:

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.