Ideum’s CTO, Paul Lacey will be speaking at Intel Extreme Masters in New York City this Friday. Ideum will have a Platform 46 multitouch table in the Intel booth at Intel Extreme Masters starting on Thursday (October 10th – 13th.) Intel will be showing our GestureWorks Gameplay software, a new way of interacting with games on Windows 8 touch devices.
At Intel Extreme Masters, players and teams from around the world compete in “esports” for prize money and prestige. The NYC events are the second stop in Season 8 – other competition locations include Shanghai, Singapore, and Sao Paulo.
The Platform 46 table will be available for Intel Extreme Masters participants and spectators to check out Gameplay Virtual Controllers for Mortal Kombat, LEGO Star Wars, and others.
Check out the video of the Gameplay Virtual Controller for LEGO Star Wars–we show a two-player configuration about half-way through it.
Don’t forget, we will also be at ASTC 2013 later this month showcasing our hardware and software initiatives.
GestureWorks Gameplay has gotten a lot of attention since its launch at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2013) last month in San Francisco. Besides being featured in the keynote and in demos at IDF, Engadget, Joystiq, and Gizmag covered the release. Now the software is ready for Beta release and the first invitations have been sent out.
Those who participate in the Beta program will be getting more than they might have expected. With help from Intel, we are providing free release copies of the software to all the folks who signed up for Beta in September and the next 1,000 who sign up this month!
To sign up, go to: https://gameplay.gestureworks.com
Beta users will receive their invitations into the Beta program starting October 3rd.
Here’s a video of Gameplay in action on new Intel Bay Trail tablet (also announced at IDF). The game shown is one of our favorites, Castle Crashers.
Ideum will be attending this month’s American Alliance of Museum’s Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo in Baltimore, May 19-22. We’ll be at Booth #501 - come see our Platform 3M 46 touch table, Presenter 55 touch wall, and our Open Exhibits Collection Viewer application.
The MuseumExpo opening event begins on Monday, May 20th at noon.
Jim Spadaccini, Ideum’s CEO & Creative Director, will present in the Annual Meeting session titled Learning Together: Developing Multi-User Interactives on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:45 a.m. Fellow presenters include Aaron Miller of Bluecadet, Marie Georg of the Field Museum, and moderator Josh Goldblum of Bluecadet.
Ideum founder and Creative Director, Jim Spadaccini, was interviewed in the online technology blog Tech Crunch for Alex Williams’ article “5 Perspectives on the Future of the Human Interface.” Four additional influential technologists and researchers in the field of interactive computing contributed their thoughts to the article, including: Microsoft General Manager Jeff Han, Cyborg Anthropologist Andrew Warner, co-founder of Geoloqi Amber Case, and Matt May of Adobe – self proclaimed accessibility evangelist.
All interviewees were asked to comment on considerations in developing touch and interactive hardware and software. Answers across the board focused on how human elements should direct product development – that creators of interactive technologies need to consider collaboration, accessibility, and the basic sensory functions of human interactivity to produce successful and meaningful products.
Look for Jim at this year’s Blur conference held in Denver, CO, November 15-16, where he will be elaborating on the topic of human computer interfaces in his keynote address, “Touch in Transition.”
Next week, the ISEA2012 international symposium kicks off. We will be there demoing the latest Open Exhibits software on one of our Platform multitouch tables on Thursday, September 19th at the Meeting Minds Tech Lounge at the Hotel Albuquerque Reception (5:30-7pm).
There’s more about ISEA2012 below:
“ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The ISEA symposium is held every year in a different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of significant acclaim. Albuquerque is the first host city in the U.S. in six years.”
“Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as an area of rapid growth and technology alongside wide expanses of open land, and aims to present artists’ and technologists’ ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which “machines” can take many forms to support life on Earth.”
We are very excited to announce major updates to our multitouch table line. The all new Platform and Pro, are 55″ LED LC HD touch tables with a 2″ thin surface. That is 1/2 as thick as the Microsoft Samsung SUR40. The new tables have built in RFID and more touch points (40) than their predecessors. You can learn all about them in the Touch Tables section of our Website. Below are a few pictures of the Platform and Pro.
(Update June 28, 2012 ) Here’s our press release on the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch site: Ideum Releases 4th Generation Multitouch Tables: Ultra Thin, Built-In RFID, Discrete GPUs, and other New Features.
If you’ve read Ideum Blog and you’ve been keeping up with GestureWorks and Open Exhibits, you know that we’re fast moving and productive group. The unfortunate thing about being this productive is that we often don’t get the chance to share all the cool ideas, experiments, and discoveries we’ve made along the way.
Enter Ideum Labs, our new Tumblr blog. Labs was conceived as a high output, low production value home for Ideum and GestureWorks Staff to share raw ideas, UX experiments, project snippets, random acts of science, and interesting HCI + multitouch news.
The MT55 Pro multitouch table is the most feature rich, hardened multitouch table available – and it keeps getting better. In the past few months, we have made several iterative improvements and upgrades without upgrading the price. We recently released a new video to show off the Pro’s current features.
Interested in knowing how the MT55 Pro compares to the Samsung SUR40, or the Multitaction MT550W7 ? Download our multitouch table chart to compare them head to head:
Download the Multitouch Table and Display Comparison chart
Ideum is fortunate to work with a network of some of the best multitouch designers and developers in the world. This holiday season, we are particularly thankful for our Developer Partners.
We’d love to program every computer-based exhibit that comes our way, but we don’t always have the capacity. In those situations, our partners are an integral component to the success of the MT55 multitouch table, and the satisfaction of our clients.
If you are searching for a firm to design and develop your next multi-touch application or interactive exhibit, we highly recommend contacting one of our partners. To view a list of our partners, and recent installations please visit our Partner Page.
Interested in becoming a partner? The Ideum Developer Partner Program allows you to offer your clients the best multitouch tables available with exclusive hardware discounts, free software, marketing opportunities and other benefits. If you would like to apply, please contact us.
The MT55 Pro has been widely adopted by museums and other public spaces. It’s rugged, large-format, high-performance design makes it perfectly suited for defense applications, as well. A perfect example is the Boeing Virtual Mission Board.™
Boeing’s Training Systems and Services uses a highly customized build of the MT55 Pro as the hardware backbone of its Virtual Mission Board™ — a multitouch table for mission planning and rehearsal, exercise control and after-action reviews for military ground forces. The Virtual Mission Board™ can be experienced next week at I/ITSEC — the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference.
Stop in at Booth #749 to learn more about the Virtual Mission Board,™ and to interact with the MT55 Pro. The conference runs Nov. 28th – Dec. 1st, 2011 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center.