TUIO software newsAugust 11

There have been several interesting new additions to the TUIO software collection during the past weeks. First of all researchers at the University of Konstanz created the Surface-To-Tuio bridge, which implements a TUIO object and cursor source for the Microsoft Surface.This allows to directly use a growing collection of open source software on this commercial platform. Another interesting innovation is MultiPointer TUIO, which uses several mice to simulate multi-touch via TUIO on Windows. And two independent projects added browser support using different approaches, PookyTouch is a Firefox/XUL extension, while npTuioClient provides a browser plugin.

Vienna Open LabAugust 10

Last Friday I participated in a DNA fingerprinting workshop at the Vienna Open Lab, a public access biotech laboratory, which offers basic courses to learn about DNA technology. The excursion was organized by some biohackers, who attended the PlumberCon hacker conference, which took place last weekend at the WerkzeugH. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to attend the conference, but nevertheless I really enjoyed messing around with DNA samples at the lab. Since now I know all the basics about junk DNA, STR markers, the PCR and gel electrophoresis I am already looking forward to do something with that knowledge.