Cool, so we built our first “pre-viz” versions of the wiki, but it didn’t look like anything we wanted it to look like because the default wiki sandbox doesn’t have a css editing plugin. I tried other sandboxes, ways of editing a page, and even just straightforward code, but nothing really worked.

I did find this app for Google Chrome called Stylish: Pretty cool. It enables you to add your own css stuff right into the app so any page you look at is customized to your liking. I used that and our css profile to make wikipedia look different and show our design.

Anyways, we decided to open a wikispace so that we could put in some content. We are not going to fiddle with it now, but we are creating separate blogs to try and create another brainstorm type thing. Once we figure out the how the info fits in to different slots, it’ll work out fine.


Three.js page for the SIF Sharepoint website is up which is AW3SOM3. Now, people will be able to look at different,cool things that can be used for other purpose other than different, cool things that just look different or cool. :/

Anyways, it’s a big step in things for that little side project/fun time thing. I’m trying to be straight up on my goals and perspectives for that…”thing” because I don’t want it to be a project or something, but more as a thing where SIFs can just drop in and drop out to peruse some cool things.

However, I will continue to add on it during my free time.


On an unrelated note, Joe asked me the other day to pull up some stuff using Three.js on the InteractWall last Friday and one of the people he was talking to wanted to see it in terms of social media.

While Three.js, WebGL, and Canvas have a lot of things in the social media perspective, there was one problem…Chrome did not want to display in 5760×1080 aka the InteractWall resolution.

I was questioning why the content of my thing was getting cut off until I realized that the screen resolution for Chrome was at its default monitor screen size.

So I’m proposing that we change the Chrome screen size from its default 1080x1920p to 5780x1080p. That way, people’s content won’t get cut off and there will be no repercussions to anyone or anything on the InteractWall. I’ll check it out sometime this week.

Also, I have been noticing that people who use the InteractWall or 4k workstation are having trouble uploading and resizing files, touch capacitive interfaces, and other stuff like that. So it might be time to “upgrade” the InteractWall. Now, when I mean upgrade, I mean just a few plugins to get our sore fingers rest from clicking so much. We shouldn’t have to teach people how to use the InteractWall. I mean tablet technology has gotten to the point that people can just turn on their tablet, press a couple apps, and read a book and whatever, but they should be able to do the same thing on the InteractWall without any worry.

As a lot of SIFers know, the last computer on the array of the InteractWall is used for display control and separation. We can bring the 4k screen to the InteractWall and back, separate multiple picture-in-picture frames, and just roundabout transformations on the screen. Most of this can be controlled by simple Windows Key shortcuts by pressing the Windows Key and an arrow button to max/min content or snap it to the extreme left or right. However, many people don’t know that shortcut, don’t have the time to open multiple files, and other crap they have to do while up there on their presentation. On top of that, Windows does not see the InteractWall as three separate distinct zones of screen or ever screens at all rather than just a huge display. That’s why we are there at CURVE giving customer support.

But what if we didn’t need all those things? What if people can just get all the files with their presentation, but not have to spend any money on clickers, presentation software, or give that awkward period of silence waiting for the person behind the computer click to the next piece of content? IT’S MADNESS!!!!!

Those are the sorts of questions a lot of people ask themselves while working with technology: how can I do things fast, cheap, and efficiently without clicking everything? Some answers are given like Prezi or Powerpoint where you can make a quick presentation given that you have the time and experience to do that, but what most people want is just a way to bring simple data onscreen without any of the middle-man stuff so that they can teach a class or get their idea across.

Why do you think people who work on just a board and a marker get their point across faster than those working with a multitude of technology? There have been studies done, and they all point to this type of logic in presentations. Most of what you see and hear in lecture halls is not on the screen, but the person teaching it.

Letting that creative, intuitive understanding of a person with years of experience should be allowed to come out pure into the classroom, conference, or whatever medium expressed in.

That’s the point of technology. Of innovation. Of CURVE.

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