Distance-Independent Millimeters

A DMM is 1 millimeter viewed at 1 meter away. It’s an angular unit that follows a MM into the distance. “I recently watched a great talk by the Google Daydream team about designing screen interfaces for VR. Adam Glazier and Chris McKenzie dove into some of the challenges and pitfalls around creating two-dimensional screens within the VR space. Their team needed… Continue reading Distance-Independent Millimeters

Graph Paper

Graph Paper, 2021: A demonstration of the nuance of control available through VR – not just from the high-dimensional control afforded by controllers or hands, but of the nuance of being able to move your head view to gain a better understanding of depth. 

Deep Reader

Deep Reader – Understanding Media, 2021: An exploration of how a reading environment might simply throw away a book’s features and allow readers to focus on the content in a large-format context for something more like a meditative experience than one focused on reading speed, for example. You can read the whole book that way,… Continue reading Deep Reader

Gutenberg generator

Gutenberg generator, 2021: A page that consumes Project Gutenberg text files and creates an interactable 3D representation, with appropriate book cover and size. The plausible page-turning and opportunity for persistent visual landmarks help make it clear that while eBooks are of great benefit for the storage and sharing of documents, the human experience of making… Continue reading Gutenberg generator

Leap Text Editor

Leap Text Editor, 2019: A writing system powered by speech recognition and hand tracking for hand-pose detection. One issue with VR, and a stationary computing context is the loss of the keyboard – for both typing and for hotkeys. By encoding functionality in specific hand poses – and providing feedback about pose-distance, a system teaches… Continue reading Leap Text Editor

Timeline VR

Timeline VR, 2019: A timeline-centered view of Wikipedia, allowing users to place multiple timelines next to one another. Useful in a similar way to books like Timetables of History, but with the ability to compose wider sets of data see longer patterns than can be shown on a single page.

Word Reality

Word Reality, 2017: A first attempt at a space for creating and assembling information. I wanted to explore what breaking the contents of a page apart might allow the different pieces to mean, and how we might relate to the collection of information that ultimately constitutes a document if we aren’t always staring at a… Continue reading Word Reality