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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 team gets visitors, with toys! (the D&D kind)
There was a lot of excitement last month over in Surface-land. We had visitors from Carnegie Mellon University bringing over their Dungeons & Dragons application. The Microsoft Surface team works tirelessly to bring great features to this innovative platform, and we love to see what our customers...
15 Mar 2010
New gameplay video with D&D on Surface
Whether or not you're into Dungeons & Dragons, this story just keeps getting better. The team at the Entertainment Technology Center has come out with new video showing Microsoft Surface with their SurfaceScapes D&D project. This latest video brilliantly takes you through how the game mechanics...
16 Dec 2009
SurfaceScapes Follow-up: Bringing D&D to Microsoft Surface
Back in October, we reported (and nearly every other online tech/game publication) on Dungeons & Dragon’s being brought to Microsoft Surface . It took the internet by storm with a three and a half minute video. It wasn’t a full-fledged product from Wizards of the Coast . This was a student project...
8 Dec 2009
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
Dungeons & Dragons done right on Microsoft Surface
I don’t want to put any pressure on Michael and the team over at Carnegie Mellon University , but you guys should be getting an A for your class project this semester. Their Dungeons & Dragons experience called “ Surfacescapes ” on Microsoft Surface is amazing. This is the future of how computers...
19 Oct 2009
Coldwell Banker Proof-of-Concept
Joe Engalan from Vectorform came in to give me a tour of an application they developed in collaboration with FD Kinesis for Coldwell Banker on Microsoft Surface . This Coldwell Banker proof-of-concept is a great example how Surface can change the way you may buy or sell your home. It extends functionality...
6 Oct 2009
The dream in infrared made real
Because it is a multi-user computer, it’s important for Microsoft Surface to convey rich information to the software designers and developers to create brilliant experiences . Surface uses an vision system to see the interactions of hands and other physical objects. You can build your own vision based...
18 Sep 2009
Quick. Surface. Basics.
If you want to understand what Surface is, but don’t have a lot of time, here’s your solution. Joe Olsen from Phenomblue does an awesome job summarizing Microsoft Surface in 30 seconds. That’s faster than it took me to cut and paste the video into this post.
17 Sep 2009
nsquared on Microsoft Surface
Dr. Neil of nsquared has collaborated with me in the past on videos about Microsoft Surface . He’s been travelling in Europe training Surface developers. He’s taken this experience and put it into a series of videos geared towards training and other Surface related topics. I’ve embedded the playlist...
17 Sep 2009
Education: Under the hood with Finguistics
Education and Microsoft Surface gets people talking. Recently, I had a chance to meet with Jim Allen from RM when he was here in Redmond. We took a deeper (and very color saturated) look at the Finguistics application that you may have seen in video before . If you want to see more on education, take...
17 Sep 2009
Hard Rock’s new Vegas cafe features Microsoft Surface
Here we go with more Microsoft Surface in Vegas! Hard Rock just announced the grand opening of a new Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas – a 950 seat restaurant and live concert venue. Everything about this new cafe is cool – and the tech is no exception. Visitors can touch and view Hard Rock’s memorabilia...
10 Sep 2009
Need some more videos from WPC?
As follow-up from the amazing week we had in New Orleans , I'd like to share a few notable clips from Wednesday's keynote. VIDEO >> Day 3 Keynote at WPC at 1:32:00 to 1:39:00 check out Allison Watson on stage with Greg Brill of Infusion showing health care technology on Microsoft Surface ; Amalga...
17 Jul 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
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
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
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
MIX '09 Touch and Gesture Computing
Microsoft Surface's Joe Fletcher will be presenting at MIX09 in Vegas on Friday of this week. After seeing Microsoft Surface and Windows Touch , you may have lots of ideas floating in your head. If that's you, Joe's talk may be what you've been looking for. Touch and Gesture Computing, What You...
17 Mar 2009
Spotted: Library with Microsoft Surface
I was just poking around this afternoon and spotted the following video out on Flickr . It's at the Darien Library , a hi-tech library in Connecticut. It looks like they just moved into their new building on Friday. [CORRECTION] They will be moving into their new library in January. Along with what looks...
17 Dec 2008
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