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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Nature on the Future of Computing

The current issue of the journal Nature has a feature section on the future of computing, summarized at WorldChanging.com by Jamais Cascio. All the articles in the special section are available for free here, sponsored by Microsoft Research. According to Jamais, "only one of the eight feature articles talks about how future computers might operate; the rest look more at the evolution of how we use computers."

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Play Music By Driving on a Virtual Road

"Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have designed an interface for non-musicians to play music. This interface, part of the Expression Synthesis Project (ESP), is based on the fact that more people know how to drive a car than an orchestra. In 'Baby, you can drive my song,' the researchers explain how they converted real musical scores into digital virtual roads. Then using a steering wheel and foot pedals, you 'drive' on this road to interpret the piece of music, becoming a real maestro. Such a system should be demonstrated in a public exhibit by 2008 and become available to everyone in the same time frame." [Full story at Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends]

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Roomba Frogger at SXSW Interactive

Philip Torrone from Make Magazine and Limor Fried, intern at Eyebeam R&D;, were playing physpace Frogger with a modified remote-control Roomba during SXSW Interactive. Philip and Limor were on the "Consumer is Producer" session that was part of the Digital Convergence track organized by DCI. [Link]

Monday, March 06, 2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

@Hire spreads the good word for MCF up north

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

San Antonio Business Journal: Digital Convergence Initiative spreads wings along I-35 corridor - 2006-02-27

The Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI) is helping to organize a slate of experts for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in March as part of the group's ongoing efforts to put Central and South Texas on the map as an epicenter of innovation.

[Continued at the San Antonio Business Journal web site.]

The Digital Convergence Initiative of the Texas Technology Corridor –

An opportunity to be a leader in establishing Central Texas as the world center of innovation for Digital Convergence.

As more intelligent, smaller digital machines are developed, as digital circuits evolve, and as digital communications becomes ever-more pervasive, they will continue to converge with computers, televisions, security systems, electric appliances, and many other devices, to provide new and useful functions for both the home and work environments.

This is Digital Convergence, and is the tip of the iceberg - the symbiotic coalescence of technologies, markets, and functions forming the foundation for present and future innovation and growth.

Download and read the DCI's report, Digital Convergence Initiative: Creating Sustainable Advantage in Texas. 3.5MB pdf file. Click here to download.