Thursday, November 6, 2008

Multi-touch, Gestures, Holograms, Oh My!

I've been posting quite a bit about emerging technologies lately on my Interactive Multimedia Technology blog, with lots of photos and video clips. Why? There has been quite a surge lately as new technologies move mainstream, much to my delight.

Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 7, allows for multi-touch and gesture recognition, and with this support, developers and harddware manufacturers are moving ahead. PDC 2008 (Professional Developer's Conference) and WinHEC 2008 (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) included lots of multi-touch and gesture-based demonstrations. At the same time, CNN's multi-touch magic map wall gained more recognition during a Saturday Night Live parody by Fred Armisen. CNN took emerging technology to the masses on election night via video holograms.

Here are links to some of my recent posts:

Multi-Touch News from WinHEC and PDC

CNN's Holographic Technology: Wolf Blitzer and Jessica Yellin, Anderson Cooper and Will.I.Am, and the Music Video

Searching for Multi-Touch Info? Drivers for Windows 7 available from NextWindow &HP TouchSmart... More about N-Trig....Multi-Touch Resources

Emerging Technologies: SHiFT 08 Conference- Sensor Networks and Data for the Open Internet of Things

Emerging Interactive Technologies: SecondLight from Microsoft, at PDC 2008

Steven Sinofsky Discusses Multi-touch and the HP TouchSmart, Windows 7, and more at PDC 2008

Grafiti - a multi-touch, table-top, surface computing application, from a member of the NUI group

Multi-touch Parody of CNN's Magic Map Wall: Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update MegaPixel Giant Touch-map

The atracTable Multi-Touch System from Atracsys

Most of my October blog posts

No comments: