- I want a cell phone that knows where it is. Good Ubicomp design is all about context right? Most cell phones already have the ability to know where they are (GPS onboard). The phone should …
- Allow me to set certain zones (based on coordinates etc) and times of day when the phone will not ring (i.e. in a church, in a classroom, during a meeting on my calendar).
- to be continued …
Archive for July, 2006
I will be attending the ZeroOne / ISEA 2006 conference in San Jose, California this year.
I just purchased airfare to San Jose for the ZeroOne/ISEA 2006 conference. I will be reporting on the trip as it progresses.
There are a number of events, meetings, parties and gatherings that I look forward to being a part of. More later …
An abstract I recently coauthored was submitted to the 2006 Society of Neuroscience conference. Much of the research I contributed was carried out at the CNL while I was working on my Masters of Biomedical Engineering at the BML with my brilliant advisor, Peter Steinmetz.
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Here are some initial 3D renderings for our Urban Echo. They are rough and will be cleaned as needed later. Part of the purpose of this exercise was to learn Google Sketchup and Google Earth. Both are now freely available for Mac and Windows. These tools are extremely useful tools for planning and rendering projects. Sketchup is also useful for designing small parts and pieces for machines such as our new laser cutter.
The geometry of the Barker Dance center proved difficult to model with no prior experience. I was able to apply the basic textures by fitting some images I captured several days ago. Unfortunately, I did not have images of the entire dance center and art buildings.
We were informed that our grant proposal for ArtsMosis 2006 was accepted and funded. Now we just need to pull a team together to make it happen.
I am currently researching the benefits/problems with our original projection idea — particular the resusability of the structures and the long term disadvantages of projectors.