Time flies when you’re having fun

Saying goodbye Lots happened the past year, the most notable projects I have worked on as a scientific programmer were “Interactive Networks” (a collaboration with the SNE department) and “Twilight” (a graph visualization and exploration tool for multi-touch devices). I [...]

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NUI Book and GSOC 2009

NUI Book To help out fellow multi-touch users and developers, the NUI Group community decided to create a book sharing information about multi-touch technologies. Originally we intended to release this book during the IDC2009, unfortunately we were only able to [...]

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Multitouch Media Application Pro v3

Watch it in HD on Youtube or Vimeo! Changelog for v3: Fixed compatibility issue with Adobe AIR 1.5 (Fullscreen bug) This version should autodetect your screensize to support any screen resolution. Added a Google Maps object Added support for adding [...]

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Interactive Displays 2009

It has been a while since my last blog post, so I will try to catch up a bit. Earlier this year, Chris Moore invited me to join the Interactive Displays Conference 2009 (IDC) in San Jose, CA, USA. The [...]

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Interactive Networks at SC08 (part two)

November last year we presented the Interactive Networks concept at Supercomputing 2008. Recently I got hold of more photo and video content. Photos and videos In my previous post on Interactive Networks, I gave a brief explanation of the concept. [...]

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fIRC Android Chat Client released!

A few months ago Google and T-mobile introduced the T-mobile G1 (aka googlephone). What makes this smartphone so special, is the fact that the operating system (Android) is open source. While most end-users wouldn’t care about this, developers have more [...]

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Interactive Networks at SC08

After my graduation in July, I was asked to join the Scientific Visualization and Virtual Reality group at the University of Amsterdam. The project that I would be working on was network visualization on a multitouch table that was going [...]

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IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces 2008

Tommorow the 3rd edition of IEEE Tabletop will take place in Amsterdam. On the first day of the conference there will be a bootcamp on building your own multitouch surfaces. At the bootcamp the ‘experts’ will share their knowledge and [...]

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Thesis work

For those who are interested, I have uploaded my master’s thesis and final presentation. 1. Master’s thesis: Multi-touch displays: design, applications and performance evaluation (5169) Mirror: SCS – Master of Science theses (1.4 mb) 2. Final presentation: multitouch_presentation.pdf (4941) (26.6 [...]

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I graduated!

After almost a year, I finally finished my thesis and presented it. A brief overview of my work can be found in the video below. The thesis itself will become available later this week and will of course be posted [...]

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Multi-touch video puzzle game

The same game I have showed here but this time played on the multi-touch table. p.s. Sorry for the ending 😛 it wasn’t [...]

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tDesk released!

Last year I demonstrated how Windows XP could be (ab)used with multi-touch interaction. A few weeks ago I made some adjustments to make it compatible with the latest touchlib and this is the result: tDesk v2 allows the user to [...]

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Touchlib Speedfix and MMA Pro update

Touchlib A few weeks ago I was busy tweaking the Touchlib sourcecode and noticed a bug/feature in the code which caused the image processing pipeline to stall for 32 milliseconds. This might not sound like a big issue however on [...]

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Real-Time Fluid Dynamics on a Multi-touch Table

Smoke improved… One of the demo applications which comes with Touchlib is Smoke. The technique which is used to create ‘smoke’ is based on the algorithm presented by Jos Stam in his paper Real-Time Fluid Dynamics for Games. Often multi-touch [...]

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MMA Pro update

Minor fixes: – Fullscreen should be working now – It is should be possible to use any screen resolution now (previous version used 1024 x 768, hardcoded) – Keyboard can be locked on the stage (prevents the keyboard from jumping [...]

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Multitouch @ SOCO Amsterdam

My 2 minutes of fame… Last saturday MMA Pro was presented on national television (NED3, VPRO) in the show called “In de ban van ‘t ding”. The documentary created by Dahl TV and Bright Magazine is about the (new) technologies [...]

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