15 Jan 2013

Admire Project-Mill Touch

It’s a big touch screen that made of switchable glass, projector and infrared sensor. It can provide cool interaction for users who try to use it.

It’s a different way to implement a touch screen. Use infrared sensor to detect the hands’ position. And it’s easier for people to build I think. Because many other touch screen need more electronic stuffs such as Iphone, HTC etc. And also it provides a cool and fantastic user experience  such as the milky way. Every star in the milky way represent something and user can interact with it. Maybe just it’s so simple and common to interact with touch screen. So maybe adding a camera or something to make users whole body as a part of interaction. I think it will be cooler.


Here is the link of Mill Touch


Surprise Project-Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera


It’s a throwable panoramic camera that solves these problems. The camera is thrown into the air and captures an image at the highest point of flight – when it is hardly moving. The camera takes full spherical panoramas, requires no preparation and images are taken instantaneously. It can capture scenes with many moving objects without producing ghosting artifacts and creates unique images.

I’m surprised that I just think we can see something by changing our perspective. We want to take a panoramic picture. We can stand in a high place to do this. But if we don’t have a high place. What shall we do? Maybe throwing the camera is the easiest way to do this. So the author figured out a way to do this. It’s really amazing work. But I just think it won’t have a very high resolution. We can just use it for fun not for real use.


Here is the link:


Disppointed project-Pleiades


Pleiades is a visualization tool that allows for the exploration of Twitter communities, and an inside look at interesting dialogues and shared conversations. A twitter community is a group of Twitter accounts that often interact and converse. Pleiades can visualize communities formed around a single account (your community) or from taylor made lists.

The current version allows the visualization of networks formed around a single account, or formed by groups of accounts. To perform different queries the application receives a command trough the url.

It makes a great visualization of all your twitter relationship. I can search for someone’s relationship and see it directly. It’s not very beautiful and not works well. Can’t move single one of them.


Here is the link: