Posts Tagged: hci

Earth Friends, a social network visualization

Last week I blogged about a new project I was working on. For the past few days I went through the code again and decided to clean it up a bit for the release. It is pretty much completed now, [...]

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Where are you?

Last weekend I’ve been working on a new project. Since I already had some experience  generating KML files for use with Google Earth (wikileaks projects!) I started to think of something else that I could visualize… perhaps see where my friends are? [...]

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Wikileaks mirror spread

In my previous post I presented a visualization of the Wikileaks mirrors spread of December 8th. While it is interesting to see the spread of a certain day, it is even more interesting to see how the spread is evolving [...]

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Visualizing Wikileaks mirrors

For the past few weeks, Wikileaks has drawn a lot of attention from the media. Mostly because of the Cablegate. Whether Julian Assange should be considered as a Hero (by publishing information) or Terrorist is an open question. Because of threats [...]

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Research projects

Since my graduation back in 2008, I have been working on different research projects at universities. Some of them got published, others never left the ‘prototype’ stage. Recently I started to organize the footage I made and collected over the [...]

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Kinect

Earlier this month Adafruit started a contest for the first person to hack the Kinect, Microsoft’s latest gadget for the XBOX 360. The contest was won by Spanish hacker Héctor Martín Cantero who published his proof of concept only 3 [...]

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Sparkon.net and ITS 2010

Sparkon Seth Sandler a good friend of mine, released his new website sparkon.net which is a website that he describes as “a social platform for people that are sparked (inspired) by creative and emergent technology”. Personally I like the way [...]

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TEI 2010

A few weeks ago I attended TEI’10 hosted at the MIT Medialab. “TEI, the conference on tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction, is about HCI, design, interactive art, user experience, tools and technologies, with a strong focus on how computing can [...]

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ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2009

This years Tabletop 2010 conference took place in Banff, Canada. Unfortunately I could not attend the conference on interactive tabletop and surfaces, so I missed the great keynotes from: Ken Perlin, Chia Shen and Bill Buxton. Fortunately a few fellow [...]

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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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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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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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Rear illumination and surface computing

Last week Microsoft presented their implementation of a multi-touch screen. They decided to create it in the shape of a coffee table. Examples of applications can be found in the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9j_tYP-kzc More movies are available on the official [...]

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