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Art & Design Tooling: Implements for Creativity

Chair: Louise Sandhaus

 Hand Held Tools for Navigating Information

Two mechanical interfaces (one concrete, one highly abstract) control computer graphics, not simply to produce a pretty picture, but to forge a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

David Small
MIT Media Lab
dsmall@media.mit.edu

 Dynamic3: Interactive Physics and Physicality In Three Dimensions

In this study, two physical cubes control a malleable hierarchical data structure. By using interactive particle physics, objects react in ways that correspond to our existing assumptions about our physical world.

Reed Kram
John Maeda
MIT Media Laboratory
kram@media.mit.edu

 A Zooming Sketchpad, a Multiscale Narrative: Pad++, PadDraw, Gray Matters 

Pad++ is a substrate for zooming applications. PadDraw is a zoomable sketchpad. Gray Matters is a collaborative multiscale visual hyperfiction.

Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Jonathan Meyer
Ken Perlin
New York University
noah@cat.nyu.edu
http://www.cat.nyu.edu/graymatters

Ben Bederson
Jim Hollan
University of New Mexico
http://www.cs.unm.edu/pad++

 MultiMedia Interactive Artist's Archive and Retrospective 

A portfolio and a form of catalog: an artist-produced CD-ROM, arranged by media category and presented in dynamic formats. Hyperlinks connect with animations, texts, etc.

Josepha Haveman
A/PIX
JosephaH@aol.com
http://www.illuminated.com/JH_ArtArchive/