Subject: Re: Is mediocrity the norm in computer science ? ( OT ? )
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1 Jul 2002 02:19:53 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <afoe89$59lub$>
cr88192  <> wrote:
| still mildly ot for this group but related to this thread, I was imagining 
| something like a "cad room". idea: room with maybe 1 or more dlp projectors 
| and some ir cameras, with the projector using the wall as a screen
| the user could use something like a hybrid of a cop flashlight and a remote 
| for interaction. the ir cameras would figure both the position of the light 
| and the point it intersects with the wall to figure the position and 
| direction of the pointer. this would allow a generally 3d interaction as 
| one can move around and point the light at various stuff to do stuff, and 
| the light could have a lot of command buttons. in this case rotate and move 
| buttons would be quite helpful, along with select and drag buttons.

You mean, something like the "Dept. of Future Crime" command center
in the new Spielberg movie, "Minority Report"? It shows Tom Cruise's
character using data gloves with lights on the finger tips to "grab" and
"drag" windows in a holographic heads-up display. Kinda cute, I suppose,
if you're into that sort of stuff...


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