Today at the MSR Faculty Summit – I was able to play with the Sphere Project, and it’s a real unique way to interact with information/data.  It makes you think what data could be place in a system like this and how to interact with it.  We’ll be playing with it more and are interested in ideas on how to enable environmental projects with this system…

[Cnet]Academics to get a glimpse of Microsoft's Sphere

 Video submitted to UIST '08 conference (wmv 30MB)

Sphere: A Multi-Touch Interactive Spherical Display

Sphere is an interactive spherical display prototype that uses custom optics hardware as well as computer vision and graphics software to enable interaction on a spherical surface.

 

Sphere Project

Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)