Leveraging physical actions to interact with digital surfaces

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 (all day)

Mark Hancock, assistant professor in the Department of Management Sciences (University of Waterloo), lectures on how people can start thinking of their bodies as an extension of the virtual world. He discusses studies that investigate human perception, and presents solutions that leverage people’s understanding of the physical world using examples such as an interactive table for sandtray therapy — a form of art therapy often used with children — and a technique for exploring 2D information as if it were on a virtual cloth.

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