Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Event 1 - Toni Dove Lecture
I was especially interested in two projects she demonstrated. She showed a scene with a dancer on the screen embracing a transparent ball. She was able to use gestures to control the motion of the dancer. She also showed us the mechanism – a gesture sampling and analysis software. It was a successful project about human interacting with computers via something not keyboard and mouse.
Artificial Changelings was the other project. A view was able to stand in front of a screen. Depending on the different zones s/he stood in, the image changed its topic. Different scenarios could also decode the motion and gestures in various ways. For example, in the "inside the character's head" mode, the viewer's gestures changed the character's facial expression.
These two projects are interesting to me because HCI is a hot topic in Computer Science. The very last revolution in HCI has made Apple, once struggling with their computer sales, rise again with their stunning iPhones. The innovative way of interaction – touching – at that time, has caught users' will of purchase immediately. Therefore, I believe the next revolution in human computer interaction will also unleash a dazzling new style of life.