Tuesday, October 05, 2004

input devices

still thinking about the whole game input device thing...

a nice little article

interesting... but the ceramic material should dictate the device... if you know what I mean, you cant just say lets make an input device... you need to be able to say wow ceramic can do this really well... hey, you could make a computer input device with that!

I keep thinking of like stroking a ceramic sculpture... for input. It reminds me a little of eXistenZ (the film) it was crazy, that alegra geller had a crazy animal (kinda sick really) that would interface with a human, you would stroke it and stuff... it would properly connect too... through a hole in their backs.

a little article

A good essay about "organic" human computer interfaces.

give it a thought and make it so okay im going off track now... but theres one little sentance peeking out of this, and thats the bit about wearable computers... did you know you can get ceramic material for clothes...

so... back to where we were a sculptural interface device?... kay first problem I can see with that is how would the ceramic know where you were touching... its clever but not that clever is it? ceramic is very heat sensitive can register minute temperature change.
apparently ceramics can register the temperature change when someone enters a room so yeah... it can register minute temperature change (this also lists many other ceramic properties).

electronic ceramics in everyday life

the more I look the more complicated all the advanced ceramic properties become... Ive been seeing crazy formulas for like an hour now... I need some kind of ceramics expert to tell me if it would be possible to control a computer (in any basic way) through touching a ceramic plate.

I think its somehow possible using some kind of grid or pyroelectric cermaic stuff... but this kind of ceramic generates electricity (i think?) surely then people would electorcute themselves?

I saw an interesting light in the last link... a ceramic light.. maby a light could be powered by just by holding it... a kind of automatic flashlight (though granted, I doubt anywhere near enough light would be generated for a flashlight purpose)... interesting thought though.

again not hugely relevant to myself, but military uses for advanced ceramics

hey about that electoluminescent lighting, hows about dashboards in cars... nice. In fact anything that needs to be stong and emit low-level light at night. Hmm... Im starting ti like this light idea :)

well there goes the car idea , I knew it was too good an idea not to have been thought of before! but the flashlight... can heat really transfer to electricity... (thinking if it can work with solar to leccy why not heat!)

I wonder what those heat reactive t-shirts from ages ago were made with?... the one that changed colour with heat (or was it sweat?)

you know what it doesnt really matter if heat can generate electricity... it can certainly turn electricity on... you know complete a circuit. The heat from someones hand could act as a trigger to acitvate a circuit (a low powered one as ceramic can conduct leccy and again we dont want people hurting themelves).

I suddenly had a vision of the film "Pitch Black" at the end theyre in a cave and only because there in complete darkness can they see the little animals that glow in the dark... they put a load of them in a jar and use them as a light. Okay not hugely relevant, but I thought of it because I was holding a pound coin in my hand trying to heat it up and thinking wouldnt it be cool if when I opened my hand it was lit up... okay had a vision of "Lord of the Rings" then yet another heat to light material.

heat reactive clothing, heat reactive mugs... by the way a company called delirium make heat reactive clothing... but there website dosnt work, however Ive found that such clothing uses thermochromatic dye, hmmm... thermochromatic paint.... how about glaze?

Im drawing at straws here, Im going to take a break.


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