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Unformatted text preview: virtual reality vs ubiquitous computing while virt reality puts people inside a computer-generted. .. ubqiutious is diff. puts computers in your world. .. weiser, 96 xerox palo alto research center (prototypes) live board, clear board parc pad parc tab ubiquitous computering --> pervasive computing/media some consequences of perasive computing: surveillance (Minority Report) Iroshi Ishi (MIT Media Lab): Tangible bits Goal: transforming bits into a palpable experience 3 types of interfaces: 1. interface surfaces betwen physical and virtual spaces 2. graspable physical objects that couple bits and toms, and 3. ambient media, represented by background interfaces such as sound, light, and airflow The world is not a desktop what's the metaphor for the computer of the future? Sheet1 Page 2 ie data input for walmart. knowing exactly what is in the store desktop ---> desktop metaphor ---> ?? (physical)(virtual)(hybrid) ie...
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