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Why Hi Fi?

Second Life creator Philip Rosedale and partners are working on a new VR platform called High Fidelity. It’s still in very alpha state, but they are occasionally releasing little samples of their progress. What I’ve seen until now has been less than impressive, but I was pretty amazed at this latest demo. The characters look […]

If a picture is worth a thousand words….

When addressing technical problems, it’s often a paradigm shift that makes for the most compelling breakthroughs. PiCam is an experimental new micro-camera array from Pelican Imaging intended to be used on mobile devices. It provides high resolution images by using an array of tiny lenses instead of one large one. Think about radio telescope arrays […]

Microsoft Research shows Holodesk

Augmented reality tech from Next at Microsoft.

Emerging Technologies

N.B.: This article was written in October 2009. It represents unrefined notes and should be considered unfinished.

I just attended an online voice seminar from New Media Consortium (NMC) titled Talking Emerging Technologies With Bryan Alexander. Alexander is Director of Research for National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE), and is currently thet […]