Two cool ways of doing language translation on mobile devices. The first, Word Lens (which got a lot of press a few weeks ago), uses the iPhone’s camera to overlay visual translations of text. It’s a cool, augmented-reality-like, magic lens. The second is the soon-to-be-launched (ie. still in alpha) update to Google Translate. “Essentially, this […]
Wolfire Games has some detailed, and loving, walkthroughs of several games on their YouTube channel and blog. They’re full of interesting observations that could be applied to all sorts of interaction design projects. (Link via Small Surfaces.)
These examples of livecoding musical performances by Andrew Sorensen, using his Impromptu programming language/environment are impressive, if hardcore! Lots more on his Vimeo page. Link via Creative Applications Network.
Interesting discussion of UI issues with Kinetic interfaces. Kinect Gestural UI: First Impressions
Strange Rain is a new iPhone/iPad app from Opertoon and Erik Loyer (who I previously interviewed about some of his earlier works). Looks nice!
The New York Times looks at the top ideas over the past year. With stories that expand in-place, it’s got a pretty engaging interactive layout. How about something like this on the iPad? You can see the full site here: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/19/magazine/ideas2010.html Link via: @darthjulian
Interesting example of mixed augmented reality and virtual reality for multiple users… Here is a link to a video demo. For the full story: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/26036 Link via: http://www.richardbanks.com/trends/?p=14110
Take a look at Google’s Demo Slam. It’s a cool collection of examples of how people can use free Google technology to be creative (even if the videos sometimes feel a bit too slick or marketing-y). The coolest is this 450 page epic docs animation. You can even download the source Google. (Who says you […]
Let’s start my new Quick Posts category with something extra-classy: More info at Popular Science. Link via: We Love Interactive Things.
Recently I’ve been keeping a Posterous blog. It was a place for me to quickly post links to interesting work, without writing the commentary that I’ve normally been doing. Posterous was great because it was so easy. But, unless you were subscribing to @i_interactive on Twitter, you probably didn’t even know about those posts. So, […]