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IllumiRoom Projects Images Beyond Your TV for an Immersive Gaming Experience
IllumiRoom Projects Images Beyond Your TV for an Immersive Gaming Experience
00:01:11

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept Microsoft Research project designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending our virtual and physical worlds with projected visualizations. The effects in the video are rendered in real time and are captured live -- no special effects added in post processing.

IllumiRoom project was designed by:
Brett Jones, Hrvoje Benko, Eyal Ofek and Andy Wilson

ViralSearch: Identifying and Visualizing Viral Content
ViralSearch: Identifying and Visualizing Viral Content
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What does it mean for online content to “go viral”? An analysis of almost a billion information cascades on Twitter news, videos, and photos has produced the first quantitative notion of whether something has indeed gone viral, thereby enabling further research into topic experts, trending topics, and viral-incident metrics.

Innovation & Opportunity—The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World
Innovation & Opportunity—The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World
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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shares his thoughts and perspective on computing’s impact on society and fields questions from the audience at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Rick Rashid, chief research officer of Microsoft, moderates the discussion.

Actuated 3-D Display with Haptic Feedback
Actuated 3-D Display with Haptic Feedback
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Michel Pahud demonstrates the research project of an Actuated 3-D Display with Haptic Feedback. The system consists of a touchscreen with a robot arm, engineered for instant, sensitive responsiveness, smooth forward and backward movement, and applications that support multi-touch screen interactions, force sensing, 3-D visualizations and depth movement. By moving a finger on the screen, the user can interact with on-screen 3-D objects and experience different force responses that correspond to the physical simulation. The system also allow volumetric data exploration with force feedback.

SketchInsight: Telling Stories with Data via Freeform Sketching
SketchInsight: Telling Stories with Data via Freeform Sketching
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SketchInsight is an interactive whiteboard system for storytelling with data by using real-time sketching. Creating personalized, expressive data charts becomes quick and easy. The presenter simply sketches an example, and SketchInsight automatically completes the chart by synthesizing from example sketches.

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