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    Default Siftables -- a game-changer

    Interchangeable resequencable customizable and brilliant human-computer interface that I feel pretty sure we'll feel the effect of not long down the line.

    Living in the future can be pretty friggin cool sometimes.

    EDIT: don't ask me why it doesn't show up as a link even though it's clickable, but the phrase "human-computer interface" is a link. URL is http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/d...rt_blocks.html
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    Yeah man those are dope.

    I've been into the interactive and haptic control scene for a while.

    (I built a multitouch object tracking bar table a while back).

    I've been looking at building a low cost small sized device using the same technology that I can use as a MIDI controller. Just I've got so many projects on and my job is hectic as atm this got put on the back burner, a long with my dynamic audiomatically generated visualisation software (with intergrated midi controls), and interactive motion tracking dance floor :[

    Anyway Its going to be based on this software, its fucking dope. If I get onto the project I will setup some instructions on how to build it and set it up for yourself. I've tested it and trust me... it fucking owns.

    http://vimeo.com/3248522

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    i cant watch the video, but that site rocks!

    @midian-what does haptic mean? is that like fuzzy logic?
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    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaon View Post
    i cant watch the video, but that site rocks!

    @midian-what does haptic mean? is that like fuzzy logic?
    Haptic means touch and spacial information. IE a mixer uses haptic interaction (touching/turning the pots), but its very very basic, you can use haptic / touch and spacial information way more. IE How objects are in relation to one another etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midian View Post
    Haptic means touch and spacial information. IE a mixer uses haptic interaction (touching/turning the pots), but its very very basic, you can use haptic / touch and spacial information way more. IE How objects are in relation to one another etc.
    ah i see. so what youre using is a higher definition? and/or higher dimensional?(2d as opposed to pots that are linear?)
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    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaon View Post
    ah i see. so what youre using is a higher definition? and/or higher dimensional?(2d as opposed to pots that are linear?)
    haptic interaction just means how we sense & interact with the space around us physically. Rather then observation through vision & sound. It is actually made up of lots of senses (heat, pressure, gravity etc). Haptics is primarily how we interact with the world around us rather then it being largely a 1 way thing (ie observation), as with sight & sound.

    Yep thats right, tho in fact it is in effect 3 dimensions.

    X (horizontal), Y (vertical), & R (Rotation).

    Imagine Each of your pots also being a touch pad (X,Y). and you can put as many as can fit in the space on. Also the haptics comes into play more with the fact that the objects (super xy pots) can react in relation to one another rather then just independantly.

    EG.

    You can have 8 objects, which represent 4 elements (drums, bass, pads, effects) for 2 tracks as well as 1 extra object in the middle.

    Placing the 4 objects on the left and the other 4 on the right (y, vertical axis being volume). The middle object can then be moved left and right between the two groups of 4 objects to act like a crossfader. It can also be moved vertically to act as a highpass filter and rotated to increase/decrease effects.

    and this is just a BASIC setup.

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    nifty, cant wait to see that shizz
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    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    Anyway, I think the siftables are pretty damn cool.
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    There was a blog post about this if you guys missed it - http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/02/1...re-of-control/

    actually its still on the front page of the blog, wasnt that long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    There was a blog post about this if you guys missed it - http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/02/1...re-of-control/

    actually its still on the front page of the blog, wasnt that long ago.
    Yeah thats how I found out about those thingys :]

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