Brand new type of interface! The tongue!

3 May 2011 - 3:58pm
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interactive fiction
2010

Slashdot.org has passed along news that the University of Electro-communications has created an artificial, Internet-enabled tongue. You manipulate a control with your tongue, and a paired control somewhere else mimics your tongue's movements inside someone else's mouth.

There's also discussion of Ubuntu's new user interface, which seems to have suffered from the rush to put out the latest version of the linux-based operating system. One user claims "Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience." Ouch.

Just thought I would pass along the odd news of the day.

Comments

4 May 2011 - 2:19pm
wolfshead
2011

Reminds me of the virtual girlfriend service they have in Japan. http://mashable.com/2010/08/31/virtual-girlfriend-vacation/

27 May 2011 - 3:57pm
Moses Wolfenstein
2010

I have to wonder if maybe there aren't some meaningful implications in terms of accessibility in relation to this work quite apart from the stated use of the technology.

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 3:22 AM, wolfshead <vince@designbyvk.com> wrote:

Reminds me of the virtual girlfriend service they have in Japan. http://mashable.com/2010/08/31/virtual-girlfriend-vacation/ [1]

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