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Multi-Touch Interaction

February 11, 2006 | 7:39 pm

thought people might find this interesting…sorry if its already been posted about:

February 11, 2006 | 8:04 pm

You can also look here : this multi-touch
machine is realy great to control max / msp

February 11, 2006 | 8:23 pm

yeah i was actually wondering how the lemur would compare to what they’re doing…

February 11, 2006 | 8:41 pm

yeah i’d be interested in how they’d compare beyond both using osc for transport. the nyu stuff doesn’t seem too music control end product centered … more general os interface, just thought folks might find the link interesting. the video is crazy minority report type * with them fluidly moving pictures, scaling, zooming etc.
i definitely don’t have the money for a lemur…wish i did. is there anything on the jazz mutant site more in depth than this?
seems more how do you use it than how does it work…don’t suppose they’d post anything proprietary though.
the forum set up is nice.

February 11, 2006 | 9:53 pm

This FTIR sensing looks great for large surfaces.. And I bet cheaper than touchscreen/lcd combos. Using a projected image, it’s a great way to make a control-wall..

Lemur is all fine and good but it doesn’t scale up very well..

February 11, 2006 | 10:08 pm

check out about 2/3 into the video. they got three turntable looking things and then they’re controlling a modular synth and they also got a video mixer.
it looks like its running on osx i think they got a dock up top of it..

February 12, 2006 | 12:41 am

I’ve been trying to research how exactly those people achieve the
RFID tracking. I was thinking one of those and a pressure sensor
for each finger tip. could emulate this pretty well. is that
something best left to MIT or can I rig it up with my icube? I’m an
admitted stupid head on electrical and hardware issues.

as for the lemur, this video shows EXACTLY what multitouch technology
is capable of and exactly why the product is limited by what seems to
be unneeded infrastructure. IMHO

because truthfully, I’d buy one of these things for 2.8k in a heart
beat. (hangs head)

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February 12, 2006 | 1:18 am

Speaking of miltitouch, FTIR, and Lemur…the pixelsumo blog has a new
posting about all that stuff:


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