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Interactive Storytelling on Microsoft Surface
A while back, I had the privilege of having Xiang Cao , an associate researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the Computer Mediated Living Group , visit me here in Redmond . Xiang is one of the researchers (also including John Helmes , Siân E. Lindley and Abigail Sellen ) who worked on a project...
22 Apr 2010
The Surface Monster Returns! Nom Nom Nom
Those of you that have been following Surface probably remember the Surface Monster demo we showed at PDC this fall. Luis and Paul tricked out this model to work on Surface and convey images from Surface onto the.. well, it’s a little complicated to describe, but amazing to see . Surface Monster got...
3 Feb 2010
Surface Monster Mashup and real-world objects
When we talk about what we’re doing here at Microsoft Surface , there are several attributes that come to mind. Sometimes for those who haven’t been exposed to a lot of touch and multi-touch, it seems like all touch is the same. Here’s a crash course to bring you up to speed. Two Important Attributes...
19 Nov 2009
FAST COMPANY's Killer Apps for Microsoft Surface
Fast Company is generating a lot of buzz with a guide to killer apps for Microsoft Surface . The article is a compilation of applications from Chris Dannen's earlier articles on the 11 killer apps and 5 more killer apps . Congrats to those who made the cut! Chris is asking for submissions of what you...
7 Jul 2009
Can anyone be a DJ?
According to Joe Engalan at VectorForm, a Microsoft Surface Partner, you can. They've created an entry level DJ application that lets groups join in on the fun. This is when Joe's team isn't working on Microsoft Surface with car configurators , presidential election coverage , educational and medical...
3 Jul 2009
Lonely Planet POC on Microsoft Surface
Back at Remix Australia we heard about a proof-of-concept demo created by Amnesia Razorfish for Lonely Planet . Those of us outside AU weren't able to see the video. I've managed to get a hold of it from Shane and posted it to the Microsoft Showcase . You can get the full story on Shane's blog . Cheers...
2 Jul 2009
VPlay: Video Performance in surface computing
We've seen a number of examples of audio performances getting a boost from surface computing. There's the ReacTable , which is probably the most well known from Bjork's performances. There's also the reacTagon and many others too numerous to name. On Microsoft Surface there is Stimulant's work on ToneGrid...
26 May 2009
Point of Purchase with Identity Mine on Channel 10
Larry Larsen @ Microsoft's Channel 10 just visited with Identity Mine to see their new proof on concept created for Elektra. Go check it out .
27 Apr 2009
Chrysler's concept on Microsoft Surface @ NY Auto Show
Engadget flagged a video for your viewing pleasure today of the new 200C concept from Chrysler running on Microsoft Surface . No, the car doesn't have a Microsoft Surface inside like some yachts we've seen . But this is a great showcase of the natural interaction coming someday to a car to you as showcased...
15 Apr 2009
“Gentlemen, this is the future!”
I was preparing our booth at the annual CHI conference when the staff of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) showed up. These are the gentlemen and ladies who prepare and maintain the center for the rest of us. Without them, there will be a few thousand very confused and caffeine-deprived...
8 Apr 2009
Mobile Connect available to our customers
We've made another sample application available for our Microsoft Surface customers as a download on our Community site . It's an application geared toward retail or conference spaces. This application allows a user to connect their mobile phone to a Microsoft Surface unit and interact with both their...
8 Apr 2009
The team over at Phenomblue has put together this awesome proof-of-concept video . It's a new way to look at your trip to the sushi bar on Microsoft Surface . Don't worry if you've never tried sushi before, because you can get the full scoop on how it's made in this app. If you're a veteran, then keep...
7 Apr 2009
House Calls with Bill Crounse, M.D. featuring Microsoft Surface
Bill Crounse, M.D. is a Senior Director for Worldwide Health at Microsoft and has a series called House Calls for Healthcare Professionals . This week Bill had Microsoft Surface 's Matt Champagne as well as other professionals in healthcare and technology to talk about how Microsoft Surface will change...
7 Apr 2009
Games Pack available to our customers
We've recently made available a group of sample applications for our Microsoft Surface customers as a download on our Community site . These applications are targeted at hospitality and entertainment venues. See the video below for a demo of the apps, or learn more here if you're a registered customer...
6 Apr 2009
Interested in health care? We are too.
Saturday is the start of the HIMSS '09 Conference. If you're out at HIMSS in Chicago, make sure to look for Microsoft Surface . We'll have several partners out there. More on that tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek at one of our partner's applications with the patient consultation video below by Infusion...
2 Apr 2009
School in the UK shows us Microsoft Surface in the classroom
Microsoft Surface and education are like peanut butter and jelly. Microsoft Surface is like that with a number of markets, but there's something about kids interacting with a computer in a very accessible way that seems right. Microsoft worked with Infusion and RM (who also worked with Lightbox Education...
27 Mar 2009
DaVinci - Microsoft Surface Physics Illustrator
A short while back, Razorfish created this brilliant video to show off a physics engine they created on Microsoft Surface . I've posted previously about other physics engines . They are almost always a lot of fun. This one reminds me a bit of Crayon Physics Deluxe , of which I am a big fan. But when...
27 Mar 2009
Get your business on Microsoft Surface
Lori Grosland from Channel 10 has posted another video from CeBIT '09 in Hannover. In this video she gets the scoop from Neil Ray and Kevin Lasitz from Infusion Development . Infusion provides solutions in financial services, retail, healthcare and government. Neil and Kevin demo some of their apps on...
11 Mar 2009
Get cruising on Microsoft Surface
Lori Grosland from Channel 10 was at CeBIT in Hannover last week. She spoke with Ralf Kluth from Sariamo showing a cruise booking application on Microsoft Surface. Go check out the video on Channel 10. - Eric
10 Mar 2009
I've posted before about some cool physics on Microsoft Surface with a fluid simulation and the Wii balance board mashup. People love touching the water on Surface. I have Crayon Physics Deluxe on my notebook too and it's brilliant. Internally, our devs have created several different physics simulators...
25 Feb 2009
Newsreader on Microsoft Surface
I've got a new application to share with you today. It's a news reader that our team just released to our Microsoft Surface partners and customers last week as a sample. It allows people to browse news and videos from MSNBC.com using the 360 degree interface of Microsoft Surface. Jocelyn Dollar, the...
13 Feb 2009
Stimulant labs mashup with XRay of an iPhone with Microsoft Surface
Want to see something cool ? Stimulant , who previously brought us the Wii balance board mashup , shows us yet again they have no shortage of imagination. This time, they were inspired by the Microsoft Research project, Second Light . The basic premise is that the iPhone allows the user to see through...
2 Feb 2009
Nintendo Wii balance board and Microsoft Surface mashup by Stimulant
Before we bid adieu to 2008, I thought we could take one more look at the Nintendo Wii balance board mashup that Stimulant did a while back. You can see the original demo video and I also chatted with Josh and Darren while out in San Francisco in the video below. One of the great things about the...
31 Dec 2008
Stimulant's Tone Grid
I was recently visiting at our Microsoft partner Stimulant . These guys have been working with Surface for a while now, and bring a San Francisco to the mix. The first demo I have is of Tone Grid. Josh says it's a music sequencer inspired by games like Electroplankton for the DS and the fun sequencer...
11 Nov 2008
Live from PDC
We were here late last night getting all the Surface units setup around the conference center and ensuring A/V stuff will be good for our session. This morning, we skipped the keynote and took the time to do one last run through of the presentation - we're feeling really good about it and looking forward...
27 Oct 2008
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