Popzara’s Brittany Vincent praised the game, saying “Dance Central may be the best game of its type ever made. It sashays out of the gate swinging with slick presentation, fantastically responsive controls, a shakin’ set list, and the innovative edge of hands-free control. As a party game, a workout option, or even a private break down, it just works; it’s the next evolution for dance games.”
Seems to be the one of the best rated out of all the Dance Dance Revolution, Just dance Dancing with the Stars You don’t match silhouettes but the actual avatar. And gameplay involves holding the wii remote and not using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
It’s predecessor, Just Dance, released almost exactly a year before Dance Central was the fastest selling third-party Wii game ever, selling two million in its first four months but wasn’t well received by the critics because it didn’t have any unlockable features or progression and the detection of player movements substandard.
Tele-immersion at the lab in Berkely uses a combination of 3D computer vision, collaborative virtual reality and netwrking. The technology includes 48 cameras in a 6′ by 6′ by 6′ space to capture a 3D ‘image’ of a body in real space and display it in a virtual space as a cloud of points or a 3D mesh witha 1-2 cm accuracy. There’s also a marker based motion capture system and the use of accelerometers and gyroscopes.
This video is an amazing example of what tele-immersion can do.
Teleimmersion Lab at Berkely
The Computer Graphics Group at Brown University:
The National Tele-Immersion Initiative
Huang Doudou is a Chinese dancer and choreographer. He talks about what motivated him to keep dancing despite big and small hurdles, how dance became a medium for self expression and acting and why he wanted to teach others how to dance.
A promotional video. Hope to find some additional references and details of how you can teach dance with the same system that allows for teleconferencing.
We’re going to a nearby village to test out ideas. I have a whole bunch of questions to ask them, pictures and posters to show them and user experiences to go through. Was wondering what kinds of reactions I would get if I showed them a Lady Gaga video or this one of Devendra Banhart
How can you even predict the shift in paradigm and world view that free access to the internet is going to bring ?
Home Delivery of Paan
Becoming a Tourist Guide
Marketing telecom as something that you need to improve your business and making it a social cause. I guess it also appeals to the entrepreneur in all of us.
So much fun!
Nice and simple. The use split screens to zoom in and yet show the overall movement
Would women in rural India want to learn dancing from a little girl in the US?
And this one’s like aerobics
David Pogue says Simplicity Sells
Upgrade of a software doesn’t mean it has to have new (and unnecessary) features
Doing things rights
Tap Managers (more than 3 taps is too many taps)
The hard part is not figuring out which features to add but which features to sell
Jeff Han’s Breakthrough Touchsceen
This thing allows you to have multiple points (of contact with the touchscreen) at the same time.
I could be doing this with as many fingers here, but of course multi-touch also inherently means multi-user.
John Underkoffler points to the Future of UI
Minority Report…the Spatial Operating Environment…navigational control and manipulations with hands
Anand Agarwal demos BumpTop
So, I kind of believe that we’re in like the “cave-painting” era of computer interfaces. Like, they’re very kind of, they don’t go as deep, or as emotionally engaging as they possibly could be,and I’d like to change all that.
Fabian Hemmert: The shape shifting future of the mobile phone
On the other hand, we humans, we live in physical world. It’s rich, it tastes good, it feels good, it smells good. So the question is: how do we get the stuff over from the digital into the physical?
Physicality to interaction
Non interface interface
Audio interface to kinesthetic interface
Augmenting digital interaction with physical interactions and behaviour
Real world merging with the simulation-overlaying of information