MSR TechFest is next week in Redmond.  ACID is working on a few demos that we can't really discuss on a public website, but it's great doing a combination of pure design research as well as working with other groups (e.g. Speech, Computer Vision, Multi-Modal UI), to design new interactions that leverage the great technology we have coming out of MSRA.

It's a very dynamic place (MSRA) in a very dynamic city (Beijing).  If I use the word dynamic again, bonk me.

As MSRA is a satellite research office, it's a great chance for us to show 'em on the state-side what we've been up to.  Hence, this week keyboards bang deep into the night....

-neema