Thursday, March 24, 2011
Corning have the future all sorted out. We will eat, sleep and dream glass surfaces as interactive information displays.
While very interesting, the video of our Corning future has a distinctly sweet cheeriness to it. It also lacks monorails and flying cars, and people in bright orange jumpsuits. Not that I really mind about the jumpsuits.
Monday, March 14, 2011
A tad late, but here is a link to a newspaper article about our successful QUT Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment students. Article highlights some of the great work our graduates are doing on the world stage.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A web-based 3D Fractal generator using WebGL is available at http://fractal.io/. You will need Google Chrome or Firefox 4 Beta to run this application.
We have been waiting years (since VRML) for a suitable web-based 3D platform for apps. to be delivered as a web service. This WebGL technology looks impressive, as the fractals generated are formed using GPU Shaders that implement a form of real-time ray tracing. If we can get this sort of efficiency with a web-based delivery, we may not be too far off viable native web-apps. for 3D Virtual Worlds and Games.
BTW, the Mandelbulb (pictured) is amazing, and runs perfectly well on my tiny GeForce 9400M powered Mac.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Been meaning to get to this one for a while (content from an internal QUT email).
Australian Universities have recently been through an Excellence in Research Assessment program by the government.