devEyes at TEI 2017 in Yokohama, Japan

Last week I’ve got the chance to demo devEyes at TEI 2017 in Yokohama as part of the work-in-progress program. TEI stands for “Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions”, a computing paradigm that has ist roots mainly in the visionary paper of Mark Weiser from, well, 1991: “The Computer for the 21st Century“.

Now the TEI community is a seriously cool and creative bunch of people, starting with MIT Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, the man who coined the term “tangible” and encompassing a lot of very cool ideas and demos all related to how we integrate computing in an ubiquitous, seamless way in our physical environment – as opposed to all of us being sucked in virtual reality.

I’m quite glad to say that the demo went really incident-free (which is rare…), got quite a few “aaahs” and “ooohs” and generated really interesting discussions – you could really feel people getting excited about possible applications. Some healthy skepticism as well. Here are some pictures, not so many due to me being busy with my visitors:

 

 

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