Proof-of-concept interface design project from MIT Tangible Media Group demonstrates a system combining the use of a smartphone with a desktop computer - video embedded below:
THAW is a novel interaction system that allows a collocated large display and small handheld devices to seamlessly work together. The smartphone acts both as a physical interface and as an additional graphics layer for near-surface interaction on a computer screen. Our system enables accurate position tracking of a smartphone placed on or over any screen by displaying a 2D color pattern that is captured using the smartphone’s back-facing camera. The proposed technique can be implemented on existing devices without the need for additional hardware.
RE: “If a robot can do my job, I’m not doing it properly”
How’s it going? I read the article you posted the other day and I really have to disagree with your comment:
Scary stuff. But then, hasn’t every generation since the dawn of industrialisation had a similar fear? To be honest, if a robot can do my job, I’m not doing it properly….
So I’ve been working on my next tutorial, A Gentle Introduction to CSS3 Animations, which I should be posting some time later today or tomorrow (EDIT: it’s out now), and I needed to find a way to run an animation when the user opens a specific slide. I should mention that I’m using this neat Webmaker tutorial template.
Adventures in VPS Land: Part I
Note: This is a more technical, spiritual successor to my “origin story" posted previously.
Question: How do I set up a website that runs mainly on Python and the Flask framework and consists of several unrelated Flask “apps” — and for good measure also a few PHP-based pages? Also, I’m using Ubuntu and Apache2. And I want to host all of this on DigitalOcean.
Short answer: Wow, that’s oddly specific. Anyway, have a look here for a very good overview of how to set up multiple Flask apps with Apache and mod_wsgi — and google the rest.
Long answer (in the form of a series of annotated links with a brief introductory story which you may want to skip if you’re just looking for the actual answer):
Simple Sharing Buttons Generator Updated to 2.6
The past few days have been a little hectic for me so I had to push this update in a bit of a hurry. The main new feature is the night mode, which you can activate by clicking the moon icon on the right side of the navigation bar.