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Personal Homepage of Florian Echtler
1.10.2014
Since today, I am a junior professor for computer science and media (specifically, mobile media) at the venerable Bauhaus University in Weimar.
17.6.2014
Today, our Workshop on Engineering Gestures for Multimodal Interfaces took place at EICS 2014 in Rome! Papers are available on the workshop page.
2.12.2013
Today, our Workshop on Formal Gesture Specification Languages took place at LMU in Munich. Slides/pictures/video are available on the workshop page.
19.7.2013
Another tale of hacking, this time with the txtr Beagle $10 e-ink reader.
16.5.2013
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!
31.3.2013
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!
22.1.2013
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!
9.11.2012
Since this week, I am back in academia as a visiting professor for media informatics at University of Regensburg.
22.6.2012
Here's the tale of how I nearly broke 8000 € worth of equipment and fixed it again.
10.5.2012
I've written an open-source driver for the Microsoft Surface 2.0.
30.3.2012
Our book "Hacking the Kinect" is finally out! Available at Amazon as paperback and e-book.
28.6.2011
Experimenting with Google authorship links...
17.6.2011
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!
2.3.2011
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
24.2.2011
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:
dev-lang/php-5.3.5
*sigh*
19.2.2011
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 videos.
25.1.2011
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. :-)
20.1.2011
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...?
19.1.2011
I couldn't resist playing around with Javascript to add some bells & whistles to the left-side menu. Unfortunately, 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 Firefox or Chrome.
13.1.2011
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... :-)
18.11.2010
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...]
19.12.2005
[rant about not updating the homepage for years]