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If it wasn't Friday, I don't know what we'd do! We sometimes get a little extra energy and need to let it out. Today was one of those days. After a few watercooler conversations about holograms earlier in the week, we got to thinking. The video below is the result.
I got to spend a few minutes talking with Markus Egger from Code Magazine during PDC. You can listen in on that conversation at the end of their latest podcast: http://www.code-magazine.com/codecast/
Markus also told me that they just got their developer Surface today :) I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it and having Surface development covered in future issues of the magazine.
While at the PDC 2008 showcase, I stopped by the IdentityMine booth to see what they had cooked up on Microsoft Surface and the touch-enabled Win7. There's a great application they created for the hospitality industry that lets you take photos with a digital camera, and wi-fi sync that with Surface. It uses a wi-fi enabled memory card and can operate with several cameras at once. Then you can take the select photos and move them to a bubble that networks the photos to a Win7 enabled big screen to manipulate them with multi-touch as a slideshow. It was really great stuff.
As a bonus, they were showing off an air hockey game which ran on Win7 and another version on Surface which used physical paddles. Both applications were created using WPF in a very short amount of time.
Here is the footage of Andrew and Meaghan showing the creations..