HML is organizing a workshop in collaboration with MIT, SONY and others for CHI 2009 on the concept of Organic UI and Transitive Materials.
Call for Participation:
Send your proposals in by Oct 23rd.
Programming Reality: From Transitive Materials to Organic User Interfaces :: April 4-5, 2009 :: Boston, Massachusetts, USA :: Call for Participation - Submission Deadline: October 23, 2008 :: Submissions and enquiries: programmingreality [at] media.mit.edu.
Conference organized by HML researcher Justin Lee featuring brothers Hani and Karim Rashid, Eric Chivian, Vincent Lam, and others. Not to be missed.
The opening ceremony, directed by one of my favorite movie directors Zhang Yimou, featured a giant version of Paperwindows, in the form of a gigantic projected paper-like scroll, with LED covered rods. Above, an image of a giant human-generated copy of the Lumen display by Ivan Poupyrev also featured at the ceremony. And to make this a three out of three of Olympic display technology predictions, our spherical display featuring Google Earth was there as well.
Recently, Microsoft showed an early demo of their multitouch spherical display prototype. However, the Human Media Lab was there first! In the June 2008 Communications of the ACM, on Organic User Interfaces (OUI), we showed our work on our prototype fully spherical computer concept, pictured below. It was featured in a June CTV newsreel that you can find on this blog.
Human Media Lab Sphere Prototype
Microsoft Spherical Surface
Stay tuned for more developments!
by Ryan Block, posted Jul 23rd 2004 at 4:10PM