The top international conference in tangible computing interfaces, the ACM SIGCHI conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2012 http://tei-conf.org) will take place at the Human Media Lab at Queen's University at 19th-22nd of February 2012 in Kingston. This conference will showcase the most exciting current developments in computing interfaces from top research laboratories around the world, including Microsoft Research, Disney, MIT Media Lab and Carnegie Mellon.
Queen’s University’s Roel Vertegaal says thinfilm phone will make current smartphone obsolete in 5 to 10 years.
KINGSTON, ONTARIO, May 8 2011 – The world’s first interactive paper computer is set to revolutionize the world of interactive computing.
“This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” says creator Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen’s University Human Media Lab,. “This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper. You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen.”Read More
Revolutionary technology to be presented at MIT conference next week
KINGSTON, ON, January 21, 2010 – A groundbreaking technology developed at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada may make traditional board games a thing of the past.
The technology allows groups of friends or family members to play electronic games like they used to do board games: in a sociable and physical setting, placed together around a table. It also eases game controls by using affordances of regular cardboard pieces.
At first glance, the technology, by School of Computing graduate Mike Rooke and Professor Vertegaal, looks like a set of white, cardboard hexagons taken straight from the game board of Settlers of Catan. However, with the help of an overhead camera and a projector, each piece of cardboard becomes a mini-computer capable of displaying video images.Read More