Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

g-Speak

Well, I don't know that they picked the most appealing name, but the device is mind-blowing. If you've ever seen Minority Report, then you'll at least get the idea. If you haven't seen it, I can lend it to you.

The technology consultant on the film, John Underkoffler, was careful to make the devices believable by keeping them feasible. And if feasible, then why not actually build them? It's taken several years, but Underkoffler, a genuine prodigy out of MIT, seems to have built the gesture controlled computer in full. He's dubbed it "g-Speak".


g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

It's not hard to imagine the scenario of a film editor walking into a darkened editing bay with a projector or two hanging from the ceiling. He rolls up his sleeves, cracks open a Red Bull, and throws his hands up as if to conduct a symphony. The raw footage files show up on the wall, and the order from seeming chaos begins. Arms wildly moving, hands flaring and closing, pointing then grabbing, the finished timeline comes together with previously impossible speed.

I wonder what it would be like to mix this technology with what Johnny Lee came up with, mentioned in a previous post.



Before it's all said and done in this life, I want to be involved with a few things. Bleeding edge interface and experiential technology is probably one of those things.

3 comments:

marisalisa said...

such foreboding music in the background. maybe you chose the wrong major.

Austin said...

marisa, what major would you suggest?

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