The Spinning Cube of Potential Doom

June 1st, 2004

The Spinning Cube of Potential Doom: "Besides the primary educational aspect of the Cube, the secondary goal of the Cube was to investigate new techniques in visually analyzing network traffic and also to develop a tool that would potentially assist those involved with computer security to visually 'see' new forms of attacks.

3-D Is Not for Me | (somebody forgot his meds today)

May 8th, 2004

3-D Is Not for Me: "In fact, when you think about it, is the real world really the environment we want to duplicate for our computers? Do we want to make it as easy to misplace virtual content as it is to lose our car keys or the TV remote?

Some of you may be thinking that I'm just an old loser who should stick to his command lines and point-and-click interfaces?Dthat I should leave 3-D to the youngsters who are more comfortable in rich gaming interfaces.

LinuxPlanet | Reports | Sun Wants to Make Linux 3D

May 8th, 2004

LinuxPlanet | Reports | Sun Wants to Make Linux 3D | Beyond the Second Dimension:

"Sun saw great potential in Looking Glass from its beginnings as an experimental proof of concept. 'When we saw the prototype and saw a great opportunity, we built an engineering team around the idea.

Not all will see Longhorn in 3D | CNET News.com

May 6th, 2004

Not all will see Longhorn in 3D | CNET News.com:

"The next version of Windows will sport some fancy, three-dimensional graphics, but for those with an older video card, Longhorn will look a lot like Windows 2000..."

"When you have a terabyte of local storage, potentially, a rich way to relate and gain (access) to the data becomes very important," Sullivan said.

The Cambridge-MIT Institute | Pervasive Computing

April 12th, 2004

The Cambridge-MIT Institute | Pervasive Computing

"Simon Moore, from Cambridge University’s Computing Laboratory, who is leading the Community in Cambridge, says:

"We can take a 1960s supercomputer, shrink it to the size of a sugar cube and sell it for under £10, but how do we use it to make your life better? It needs to be sentient, loyal, small and low maintenance.

HOT Topics! Article: mental models

April 7th, 2004

HOT Topics! Article:

"[Interviewer:] So mental models are not only for understanding what there is now, but also for being able to cope with unexpected, unfamiliar situations?

[Norman:] A good question to ask is 'where is the mental model needed?' It's used in learning.

The future is Kuma:War| Kuma:War News

March 30th, 2004

The future is Kuma:War

Kuma:War News:

"'All traditional news channels can do is ask the questions,' says Keith Halper, CEO of the New York-based news-cum-games service. 'What we did was get on-the-ground photos, satellite images and so on to model the building exactly.

Word & numbers have bizarre structures, also

March 25th, 2004

Word and numbers have bizarre structures, also... I suppose quite different for everyone...

ABCNEWS.com : Why Some People See Numbers, Letters in Color: "

People with synesthesia might more easily detect the number 2 in the left box since they see it in a different color, as shown in the box at right.

GUIOlympics | The International XP Visual Styles skinning competition

March 24th, 2004

GUIOlympics: The International XP Visual Styles skinning competition!: "The GUI Olympics is an inter-website contest in which top graphics designers from around the world compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes. This year's contest focuses on WindowBlinds visual styles, IconPackager Icons, and Winamp 5 skin.

Looking Glass BigAdmin Resources | Xtreme Tech Show

March 23rd, 2004

Looking Glass

BigAdmin Resources: The Xtreme Tech Show:

"What if windows were translucent so that you could see the multiple windows you're working on at the same time? What if you could tack a note to yourself right on the Web page you're viewing? What if your CD or movie database became a 3D jukebox, where titles were joined with images to make finding what you want easier than ever?

Join Eric and Julie as they check out the Looking Glass.