Sketches & Applications
 
     
Physical Interfaces

Thursday, 31 July 2003
1:45 - 3:30 pm
Room 33 A-C

Session Chair: Linda Lauro-Lazin, Pratt Institute

Ether: Reading With Tactile Vision
An interactive haptic surface for computer-mediated visual information that allows for physical experience of text analogous to the visual experience of white space in a poem.

Erik Conrad
University of Maryland Baltimore County
erik.conrad@peripheralfocus.net


Canopy Climb: A Rope Interface
A vertical rope interface to a web browser that enables users to climb to the canopy of a rainforest and explore animals along the way.

Winslow Burleson
Ted Selker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab
win@media.mit.edu


The Sun Dagger Interactive
A real-time simulation of an ancient solar calendar discovered in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Viewers can explore the Sun Dagger site, which is no longer accessible to the public.

Alan Price
University of Maryland Baltimore County
price@umbc.edu


Virtual Sculpting With a Pressure-Sensitive Pen
A new user interface for virtual sculpting. Using a pressure-sensitive pen, the user can carve a virtual object as if carving it in the real world.

Shinji Mizuno
Daigo Kobayashi
Shinji Yamamoto
Toyohashi University of Technology
mizuno@cc.tut.ac.jp

Minoru Okada
Waseda University

Jun-ichiro Toriwaki
Chukyo University




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