We’re a little late getting this to the blog, but Jason Silva’s video (above) and accompanying interview at The Atlantic are really fascinating. From the article:
He has spent the last three years making (really) short films that play like movie trailers for ideas; he compares them to shots of “philosophical espresso.”
Expert in human-computer interaction furthers touch-screen technology, turns it futuristic.
The OmniTouch video has been posted on YouTube for just under two months, and it’s already at 1.2 million views. Were you surprised by how quickly this video took off?
It was definitely a little unexpected. My projects contain technology that span immediate next steps all the way to something very futuristic. And this project in particular was quite far out — it’s almost sci-fi. I think that caught peoples’ imaginations (…).
Chris Harrison, Omnitoucher
Brilliant geeks get together, build awesome DIY projects, put it all on video.
Will a project ideally have some potential for a practical application, or are you all happy to experiment simply for curiosity’s sake?
Practicality is certainly not our goal. We do want to make outlandish systems, and sometimes that probably costs more than most people want, but that’s just because we happen to have a few thousand dollars worth of hardware lying around (…).
Hunter Smith, Professional Nerd