Personal Homepage of Florian Echtler
Since today, I am a junior professor for computer science and media (specifically, mobile media) at the venerable Bauhaus University in Weimar.
of hacking, this time with the txtr Beagle $10 e-ink reader.
I'm happy to be part of the program committee for ACM TEI 2014
the conference on tangible, embedded and embodied interaction. Paper deadline is August 1st, 11:59pm PST - looking forward to your submissions!
Together with Raphael Wimmer
, I did a "Sketching with Hardware"
seminar for media informatics students at University of Regensburg. Core topics are electronics, Arduino development and physical
prototyping. This was the first time such a seminar was offered at UR, and IMHO it was a big success. Video coming soon!
I'm happy to be part of the program committee for ACM ITS 2013
one of the primary venues for interactive surface research. Paper deadline is June 14th, 5pm PST - start planning early!
Here's the tale
of how I nearly broke 8000 € worth of equipment
and fixed it again.
Our book "Hacking the Kinect" is finally out! Available at Amazon
as paperback and e-book.
Experimenting with Google authorship links...
Almost looks like I'm slowly getting the hang of actually having an up-to-date homepage... :-)
I've been adding a couple of pages regarding my hacking, research projects etc. Have fun reading!
Using some preprocessor macros and
creative misuse of comments
, it's actually possible to use the same assembler code
for gcc and Visual Studio on both 32- and 64-bit architectures... O_o
Just updated our server after some months. Gentoo had a particularly funny streak there:
Error: circular dependency
dev-lang/php-5.3.5 depends on:
Finally managed to update my Android app Background Timelapse
I've fixed a ton of bugs and managed to test it on all major Android releases, so give it a try if you have a thing for timelapse
I'm part of the program committee for Intetain 2011
the International Conference on INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment.
(You can always find an acronym if you look hard enough. :-)
I've put some of my Youtube videos on the site, and found something odd in the process: when you want your video to play
in 480p, the iframe containing the player has to be at least 684x540 pixels large...?
that immediately opened the gates to cross-browser compatibility hell. After wasting half an afternoon trying to coax
IE into actually doing something sensible with standards-compliant code, I've thrown in the towel. The site is
currently broken in Internet Explorer - my suggestion is you do yourself a favour and install
Yes, I'm actually working on it - the site is slowly filling with content that's less than 10 years old.
Also, I decided that not everything I wrote as an undergrad is still worth keeping on the web.
Nevertheless, I've kept some of the more outlandish things for your entertainment... :-)
I've almost managed not to touch my homepage for a full 5 years. That includes 3.5 years of doing a PhD
and another year of being a PostDoc. I guess it's about time for an update. Please stay tuned :-)
[a long time passes...]
[rant about not updating the homepage for years]