Obviously not everything gets easier with progressive technologies. Found here, but created here. I would love to see the function: “people who have dated this person, also dated these persons”… Venture Capital anybody?
One of the things I´ve learned in university is, to quote if you´re moving on unfamiliar terrain. Some of the things – actually some many of them – done at the Human Media Lab seem to fulfil this premise. So here is what they say about this crazy interaction concept: “Foldable input devices are cardboard “mouse pads” that are tracked through cheap infrared sensors that detect bends and folds. Input is used to manipulate paper-like windows on a screen, allowing origami-style input.” And not only the origami style input looks great, I especially like the simulation and “bending” of virtual paper referenced to that foldable marker. OK, maybe it´s a little bit to early for a productive implementation, right now. But this blog is not only dedicated to show best-practice. That´s why I am very happy that my friends from TrendOne have sent in this nerdy-techie-high-brow-demo.
This video tells me something. I watched it and I liked it. But I did not even recognize that the music – basically in the center of this little piece – is, let´s say: suboptimal. The interface with real time graphics is so fascinating, that it simply doesn´t matter too much what you play. Conclusion 1: augmented reality can pimp up boring or weak or “informative” media (information in general). Conclusion 2: Imagine really cool stuff ammended with cool stuff (for example augmented reality). I think it wouldn´t draw off the attention. The composition would be glamorous.
I hope friend “amashio” isn´t angry about me, when I mentioned that his skills lie more in the virtual than in the virtuoso…
* Information which definetely does not need anything aorund.
No killer application, no live video augmenting, no location based service, no brand, no function (instead: killing the function of a rubik`s cube), nothing more than a little idea. And I still don´t know why I post this kind of stuff…