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  • Bill Tomlinson
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Heterogeneous Cross-Device Graphics*

This project examines how graphical objects can animate seamlessly between collocated devices in heterogeneous networks. 

By coordinating graphics, wireless Ethernet, IrDA communication, interactive sound design, human-computer interface design and autonomous behavior, real-time, animated interactive characters can "jump" between stationary computer screens and mobile graphical computing platforms.  This appears very simple to the participant, but technically it involves precise coordination of numerous technical
and design elements - autonomous behavior, interactive animation, real-world sensing, inter-device communication, interface design, physical set construction and graphical and sound effects.