Reactable Experience at Musikmesse FrankfurtMarch 31

We will be presenting our new product Reactable Experience at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. If you happen to be around, you can visit us and try our new reactable, which is available now for institutional customers at Hall 5, Level 1, Row D, Stand 96A (5.1 D96A)

Dorkbot LinzMarch 27

Yesterday I attended the second dorkbot meeting in Linz and I have been quite impressed by the active international media art community which has been formed in this city. The most remarkable presentations have been robotcowboy by Dan Wilcox (a head mounted imac audiovisual performance instrument), then by Damian Stewart and Tine Papendick (a work in progress report about an interactive video puppet project) and finally the hilarious ican by Christian Vogel.

TUIO and reacTIVision releaseMarch 24

Finally I managed to draw a line and released the almost finished version 1.4 of reacTIVision and the related TUIO client collection. Both packages can be considered feature complete but might still contain a few issues to be solved before the final release.  And now I am getting back to writing, so don’t expect any significant software updates  in the near future.

TUIO & Google Summer of Code 2009March 21

I will participate as a mentor within this year’s Google Summer of Code, where I will supervise all TUIO related projects within the Natural User Interface (NUI) project group. In case you prefer to spend your summer coding instead of hanging out on the beach, the submission period for student proposals is starting this Monday March 23rd and ends on April 3rd. So if you are planning to submit an open source project idea within the area of tangible (musical) interaction, I’d like to point you to the project details.

free iPhone TUIO server rejected by AppleMarch 17

Memo has been working hard on MSA remote, a free TUIO server application for the iPhone/IPod touch, which is actually the first application based on my C++ TUIO Server reference implementation. Unfortunately Apple rejected his submission stating that the “application contains minimal user functionality and will not be appropriate for the App Store”. Quite a remarkable statement … so join Memo’s appeal to get the application published soon!
The application has been finally accepted and is now available for purchase on the Apple Store, and the free version called TuioPad will hopefully follow soon.

TUIO community portalMarch 15

During the four years after the initial publication of the TUIO specification, a growing community has formed around the protocol and its various implementations such as tracker applications, client libraries and the TUIO API. This new web site dedicated to the TUIO framework, intends to provide a common ground primarily for core TUIO developers but also for users of the various tangible multitouch interaction frameworks that support TUIO. This will be also the place to discuss the present and future of this emerging community standard, please join the (still empty) forums. is aliveMarch 15

Finally we have started our new spin-off company Reactable Systems, which is almost ready to produce and commercialize the Reactable synthesizer. The first industrial product – a reactable that will be directed to institutional customers, such as museums, clubs or studios – will be announced soon!

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