Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Microsoft Tabletop Technology Surfaces

Take a look at Tabletop Technology called Microsoft Surface. It uses "smart surfaces" and recognizes hand movements, and also uploads things like camera pictures wirelessly (think Minority Report). Basically, it's like an iPhone touch screen on an entire table top. Not since computers went to "Windows" has there been such a big jump in the way computers are used.

Microsoft says the technology will be in use within a couple years, with a reasonable pricetag. They'll probably first appear in restaurants, businesses, and eventually consumer homes. Here's Microsoft's Teaser and a real time demo.

There's a lot of talk about how this will change people's lives, mostly in a practical sense. However, not much has been mentioned about its involvment in art. What kinda of opportunities do you think this technology will open for the art world? How could Intermedia use this opportunity in the future?

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