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In 1969, American composer Alvin Lucier recorded "I am sitting in a room" — a haunting, 15-minute piece that takes audio reproduction to new, mesmerizing extremes.
So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now. It's a lot of this sort of thing. As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work . I had the opportunity to design with real working prototypes, not green screens and After Effects, so there certainly are some interactions in the video which I'm a little skeptical of, given that I've actually tried them and the animators presumably haven't. But that's not my problem with the video. My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary .
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by Alphaville Herald on 05/05/04 at 12:12 pm There have been a couple of editions to the editorial board of the AVH lately. Our good friend The Phantom now has posting powers, and we are also joined by humdog (Montserrat Tovar in game) who I have never met in r/l but who I have known in vr since 1992. By way of introduction to hummie, I append here an essay that she wrote back in 1994, entitled “Pandora’s Vox: On Community in Cyberspace” which is interesting since it is the first piece I know of that addresses what we here in alphaville call DRAMA.
Microsoft has created a follow-up to its “Office 2019″ video and the latest concept of the future provides some amazing insights into how technology will impact our lives in the future. The latest video builds on Microsoft’s previous concepts of touch based computing anywhere and everywhere. The video opens with a business woman visiting Johannesburg and having the audio around her translated in real time thanks to some futuristic glasses. Other scenes in the video feature highly personalised experiences and touch computing on every surface. Microsoft previously created an “ Office 2019 ” video which also features the same opaque smartphones and touch walls.
Three years ago, my boss asked me to head up the then non-existent data journalism unit at the Times . I'd not written a line of code in my life. As a print journalist, I'd always thought programming was a task undertaken done by awkward guys in loose-fitting T-shirts who rarely saw the sun.