Monday, May 26, 2008

More Multitouch: NUI Group's Christopher Jette's multi-touch work featured in Engaget ; Croquet?

Christopher Jette, a member of the NUI Group, was featured in a recent article in Engadget about his DYI multi-touch project on a large rear-projection TV.

Here is the video:

Christopher Jette's multi-touch project "how to" on the Instructable website. Great work, Christopher!

I am wondering how applications built with Croquet or EduSim would play out on this sort of screen. Croquet is an open source metaverse software development environment that is a work in progress. Here is the video description:

I've played around with Croquet on a single-touch screen and it was fun to use. Croquet powers EduSim, an application that is used on interactive whiteboards with children. The "paint" capabilities of the application makes it easy to draw something in 2-D. When you move your drawing into the background, it automatically turns into 3D, and with a little bit of scripting, it moves around.

"Derived from Squeak, it (Croquet) features a peer-based network architecture that supports communication, collaboration, resource sharing, and synchronous computation between multiple users on multiple devices."

I haven't had time to experiment with the multi-user capabilities of Croquet - maybe this summer!

Croquet is derived from Squeak.

Croquet videos.

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