Back to Cambridge: Oblong Techtalk at MIT
17 March 2012
Kwin Kramer, Oblong’s CEO, had the privilege of presenting a Techtalk on “The Future of Computing” to students and local tech enthusiasts as part of MIT’s Techfair 2012 in February. Oblong’s technology research began over two decades ago at the MIT Media Lab, so we’re always happy to go back to MIT to talk about what we do and why we do it.
We also don’t mind sharing a little of our history with the Media Lab, including work from our VP Hardware Engineering, Paul Yarin, VP Product Development, Carlton Sparrell, and Chief Scientist, John Underkoffler.
While every now and then we present videos from 20 years ago, such as the MIT work, we also are excited to delve into the forward-looking conversations that spin out of a presentation on spatial computing.
Kwin fielded questions that covered a number of fascinating topics: the evolution of UI beyond gesture, the potential for interactive television, the possibility of spatial adaptation of mobile devices, as well as what the options are for programmers who want to build innovative stuff using Oblong’s platform. Kwin’s answers to these questions and more can be found at the end of the video.
Thanks again to MIT Techfair for inviting Kwin to present Oblong’s perspective on innovation, and for giving us an opportunity to engage in yet another fun conversation.