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Spatial User Interface – gspeak spawned Minority Report…and Macross suits?

26 Nov

I just came across oblong industry’s gspeak user interface.  It was the inspiration for Minority Report’s UI.

But more than a gestural interface, gspeak incorporates a lot of things I don’t understand, including things like recombinant networking and real world pixels.  I think the recombinant networking describes the interoperability, or modular nature of the code components.  If unix is a mass made of single purpose code structures, then the recombinant networking is the same, except that each structure can be reconnected to other structures and combined to perform new functions( I think ). I think a rough analogy would be k’nex versus lego, where k’nex pieces are generally single purpose(I think, I never played with k’nex) and require specialized connectors, lego pieces are complete in themselves and can be recombined with any other piece(almost).

The prototype applications include air traffic data management and real time video editing.  I see it as a possible way to a kinesthetic flight control, as well as a real time flight data management.  With the large bandwidth and high resolution control, coupled with the gestural and spacial input/output, digitally mediated real world mechanical and electrical system manipulation can occur.  Instead of a generalized, abstracted flight control of the stick and pedals, humans pilots can have a more direct, visceral and kinesthetic experience of flight.