The future of User Interface technologys

The “science advisors” used on the movie Minority Report (3 stars from me coz it had Tom Snooze in it) teamed up with some techys and made the hand gesture interface real! Who needs a touch screen when you have this…

They are using some funky tech gloves there to get the motion detection but what would happen if they mixed in a simple webcam and this software
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Seek for Thunderbird is HOT!


I just stumbled across the SIMILE project form the famous MIT and, as the screen cast above proves, they have some hot stuff to play with both online for your website and software extensions for FireFox and Thunderbird. This is almost enough to switch back to Thunderbird from the tired old, doggy Mail (Mac)!

Quake + X3D = 3D Web browser

After attending a talk on SecondLife at the Transmediale festival (Berlin), I ran into Achime there and we got talking on the way home about 3D on the web. we both agreed that SecondLife‘s graphics and performance were well behind commercial games and wondered why this should be. I also didn’t like the way that you have to buy ‘land’ in order to create anything in SecondLife. Its like a new type of internet, but with only one server that controls it all.

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