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Garibaldi Panorama on Microsoft Surface

Brown University with Microsoft Research and British Library, offers access to panorama on Microsoft Surface with images, documents, web pages, video and audio narration through “Garibaldi” project. You can even use a pen to make notations. Features include: “two screens for work & display running off Surface. Surface screen contains navigation & additional information. Vertical screen removes clutter, and is synchronized with scrolling of the Surface screen used for sharing. Hovering a hand over an information hot spot in the image opens a menu that lets you access additional related documents, videos, etc. Flicking a document to top of the Surface display will make it visible on the vertical display. All movement & resizing of the doc is matched on vertical display. Multiple documents, videos, etc. can be interacted with in this fashion. Flicking them to bottom of Surface display removes them from vertical display. Web browser for external content with gesture support. Magnification lens via object interaction. Lens movement and sizing is duplicated onto large vertical display. IR-Light pen for notation and pen based gestures for moving and erasing notes.” The video below first reviews a concept for a Digital Scholarship Lab at Brown University, provides historical background on the Garibaldi panorama and concludes with a demonstration of the Surface application.

Garibaldi Project


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