HCI – Mixed Reality – FACT Science Week Event

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Its Science Week, March 10th -19th (seems a week is 9 days according to scientists) so there’s lots of things going on throughout the North West to promote and celebrate science.
Check out the website: http://www.the-ba.net/the-ba/Events/NationalScienceWeek/
At FACT there was a Fun Drop In event in the Box all day yesterday and there will be another next week (18th March).
‘Mixed Hello’ – Augmented Reality Installation consists of 6 software pieces by creative technologist Josh Nimoy.
Basically the computer reacts to your shadow as you stand in front of the screen. You can be surrounded by stars, make a ball bounce off your body, scribble a picture with your head and similar things.
Or you could just make good old fashioned shadow puppets like the guys here.
Great fun, I’ll be back next week when I think its more sound-based interaction.

Josh Nimoy will be back with more Human Computer Interaction along with Caen Botto and Simon Poulter in the Media Lounge from March 31st to May 27th 2006.
www.hci-fun.org.uk/
www.fact.co.uk

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