Looking Glass

Early Prototype: K-Web Looking Glass Demo

Jim Zaun, James Burke and Patrick McKercher used Looking Glass, Sun’s 3D desktop browser to create the first complex nested globeĀ  (there’s a mockup of nested globes in Activeworlds Education Universe, which has the virtue of being connected to immersive 3D worlds to explore , which can’t be done in Looking Glass, but Jim actually had to work with mathematicians at the University of Arizona to generate the globes).

minorityGo Monkey is using their software as the basis of a Minority Report like interface you control with gestures. Using that to view K-Web in 3D a dome display or CAVE would be amazing.

Here’s what the Looking Glass version of K-Web looked like: