@Thinking Digital: Future computer interfaces of today
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 16/05/2009 16:21
The afternoon talks at Thinking Digital began with a YouTube star, Johnny Chung Lee. I along with millions of others have seen Johnny create a multi-touch white board with the WiiMote from the Nintendo Wii. It's a brilliant hack, and he basically showed how almost anyone could create a multi-touch whiteboard for $100 and a weekend of work. It's being used all over the world, especially in places where these boards could be useful but were previously unaffordable.
I hadn't see the VR display in the video above that used similar concepts to create a 3D display. The objects seem to be projected deep into the screen and jump out of the screen. It's a stunning effect. All of this was possible because the WiiMote actually has computer vision, similar to the technology show in the movie Minority Report.