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TeleTables and Window Seat: Bilocative Furniture Interfaces

TeleTables and Window Seat: Bilocative Furniture Interfaces
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Author(s): Yeonjoo Oh (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Ken Camarata (KDF Architecture, USA), Michael Philetus Weller (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Mark D. Gross (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) and Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 11
Source title: Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Judith Symonds (AUT University, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-960-1.ch044

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Abstract

People can use computationally-enhanced furniture to interact with distant friends and places without cumbersome menus or widgets. We describe computing embedded in a pair of tables and a chair that enables people to experience remote events in two ways: The TeleTables are ambient tabletop displays that connect two places by projecting shadows cast on one surface to the other. The Window Seat rocking chair through its motion controls a remote camera tied to a live video feed. Both explore using the physical space of a room and its furniture to create “bilocative” interfaces.

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