Is Minority Report the future?

Fredrik post a link to this video in response to a link on future programming interfaces that i posted.

Eyeo2012 – John Underkoffler from Eyeo Festival

He is right that the interface needs revision, we need to move on from current GUIs. I haven’t thought about the connection of the GUI and the physical input device so much but its true: scroll bars and buttons, drop lists etc are born because of the mouse pointer.

He didn’t talk about the changes top the GUI so much. All the demos for this Minority Report style interface always seem to be for visual applications. He said Spielberg wanted to get rid if the mouse and keyboard but this interface only replaces the mouse. I think voice recognition is going to be the keyboard killer.

I’d like to hear more about this ‘protein’ C++ thing for connecting screens/pixels together. I guess its just networking hardware together seamlessly. I think the web should already be doing this or it will as it replaces the OS. The next phase I guess.

Visuals for modern dance augmentation

Alex May just put up a sample of his latest interactive performance instillation which he demos with a dancer.

Shadows of Light from Quadratura on Vimeo.

I saw an Australian dance performance last month here in Berlin called Glow which was a floor dance also with real-time interactive dance visuals.

I like this direction VJing is taking. Slightly above the mundane random images with effects layer on.

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)!