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January meeting - Touch Screens are so 2007
Date and Time
January 16, 2012 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-6 Central Time US & Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico City)
410 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 433, Chicago, IL, 60605
Xbox has the right idea with Kinect. They looked to the 2002 movie "Minority Report" and it's gesture driven touchless user interface. Now some of the best game experiences mirror this approach.
Now if we could just connect Kinect to Adobe AIR, designers and developers could be free to create all sorts of interesting and beautiful interactions and user interfaces. This was the goal of our Speaker this month at AUG. Ross Gerbasi, developer from 15letters.com, has written a series of Native Extensions for Adobe AIR that lets developers use the Microsoft Kinect SDK.
First Ross is going to show off some of the many cool things Kinect and AIRKinect will let you do, then later he'll dive into how he got it to work and show us how to start taking advantage of it today.
This stuff is so cool, we are giving Ross the whole evening. We are positive both pixel pushers and code monkeys will both be inspired by the possibilities presented.
Perhaps hover events are not such a bad thing after all.
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605