www.igroup.org – project consortium
a multi-disciplinary project consortium.
addresses new interfaces between humans and the real and virtual environment.
defines itself through project work.
After serveral different approaches to visualize the generic www in
a spatial environment, "Clara" provides the technological
basis to integrate interactable webpages into a 3D-scene. Furthermore
a threedimensional chat was integrated to enable users to share their
thoughts whilst navigating the space that stretches between these pages.
The interaction itself, the "look and feel", the spatial composition
of information and other aspects can be tailored for the user's needs
by a scripting-interface.
Apart from our personal joy of running around in the internet like in a maze-shooter-game, "Clara" is also targeted at the requirements of those, who are looking for a way to organize larger amounts of information (e.g. huge websites). The flexible yet simple structure can be used for prototyping various approaches of information visualization and their evaluation. Needless to say that all sources are available.
The project is currently in a state of a "technological preview", meaning that the default interface provided is not a satisfying solution, but to demonstrate some of the features:
a usable version as well as more information is available on spatialknowledge.com (a splinter group | a subset of igroup.org)