Wolfe's Den went to Intel Labs to learn about Emotions through Images and Displays without Walls.
Intel has developed special algorithms to, it says "make the
interaction on any surface more accurate and precise. [The] Intel
software will allow seamless integration of images from multiple sources
and can wrap around corner surfaces in our home. Experiences like this
will enable new abilities to share, interact with display objects in
many new situation, locations and social/business contexts."
that right-angling the image isn't important. Can you guess what the
ingenious kludge shown below is? It's a $10 Crate & Barrel bowl,
which essentially served as a mirror in a prototype setup of the display
in Hillsboro. (The "Move" picture at top shows how the image looks on
the wall. Obviously, it's a different image, and the shots seem poorer
than that looked live, probably because I shot them with my Blackberry.)
like to close with the observation that Morris isn't some pie-eyed
social acolyte who's buying into that last word of the book title, which
I was too timid to print in full. Rather, she seemed to me to be
committed to identifying, and then surfacing, genuine utility from the
social miasma. She noted how social interaction is situational and
contextual, and how this leads to an objective of attempting to ensure
that one can connect with the right people at the right moment.
and Marshall are similarly committed, and I don't want to leave the
impression that the two efforts are orthogonal, or that one is more
significant than the other. That's not the case. Indeed, I came away
from my two days at Intel Labs with the distinct sense that nothing is
really sandboxed, in that there's a high energy level, professional
commitment, and probably a lot more fun than might be had in clinically
depressing research centers of yore or the faux party facilities popular
more recently. (Both probably beat pizza- and Jolt Cola-driven
OK, that's the data dump for now. I'll dive into the rest of the dozen Intel Labs efforts I saw in the coming weeks.