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Torolf Sauermann's Art

“Making” The World a Better Place

Personal Fabrication and the Maker Revolution as seen by Prof. Jan Borchers from the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University.


Move to the Music

Bostich and Fussible from Nortec Collective spotted creating music using the ReacTable, a unique table that allows multiple musicians to create music with a natural, tangible interface.


RidgePad – Touch Detection with Smarts

Holz and Baudisch propose a new model for touch detection using ultra-sensitive touchscreens that can detect fingerprints, increasing accuracy to 1.8 times that of capacitive sensing. This is one more step toward smaller yet more intuitive touchscreens and fewer missed buttons.


Fat Fingers and Tiny Buttons

Patrick Baudisch, an HCI researcher at Hasso Plattner Institute in Berlin, describes some creative ideas for breaking down the fat finger size limitation on screen and button sizes. One technology he has worked on, nano touch, is described below.


The Invisible Jogger

Today I had an interesting conversation with An Yu, a cognitive science major at UCSD. We were discussing the potential applications for understanding synchrony. Another graduate student we know has […]