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Rubber Brain as user interface

right near your mouse there is a rubber brain It is a touch interface touch the frontal lobes to view smartier version or audio cortex to hear music
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I was watching a video about new Microsoft technology [link] n saw a found object as nterface

It looked like there was a rubber brain on the compu-table

I thought what an effective interface You just touch whatever the few dozen or few hundred things you know about brain anatomy to adjust content quality, search feeling, or major mode of presentation

the picture at link says most of it

beanangel, Mar 05 2009

Rubber brain as user interface http://www.youtube....eature=channel_page
[beanangel, Mar 05 2009]

Beanangel TV http://www.youtube....kRg&feature=channel
Bring it. [wagster, Jul 06 2009]

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       Not a bad user interface idea. There are probably more opportunities than the two that you detail but that's an opportunity rather than a problem.   

       Would the brain be satisifyingly slimey and squidgey?
Aristotle, Mar 05 2009
  

       I don't know about anyone else but I just don't associate sound with the position and orientation of the audio cortex as mapped onto the surface of a rubber brain.   

       Similarly, I think I'd find a phrenology-based, or acupuncture themed user interface awkward and unintuitive.   

       Equally ridiculous might be mapping various system functions into a set of sensors implanted inside a sex-doll; So say you wanted to type a document, you'd have to perform a brief bout of cunnilingus, while accessing your financial account spreadsheets would require full blown vaginal intercourse in one of a predefined number of positions. It just would never catch on at the office.   

       Ergonomically, I just don't see any of these having any more than novelty value.
zen_tom, Mar 05 2009
  

       it would be interesting to see a rubber brain that simply sensed and recorded touch while the user described what he want to do. It may be more intuative than using a mouse, depending on whether people who touch the same areas want to do the same thing.   

       As a side, my Gran started a computer course at the local library. When she first used a mouse she didnt realise it had to be kept pointing 'North' and kept rotating it, meaning it was not as intuative as you would have thought.
miasere, Mar 05 2009
  

       //It may be more intuitive than using a mouse, depending on whether people who touch the same areas want to do the same thing.//   

       So just to clarify, you're saying it might be more intuitive, depending on whether it is?
zen_tom, Mar 05 2009
  

       I quite like the image of a mad scientist grasping a brain in both hands and using it to control his or her world domination plans. Possibly with an evil-laugh-activated double click.
Srimech, Mar 05 2009
  

       //while accessing your financial account spreadsheets would require full blown vaginal intercourse in one of a predefined number of positions. It just would never catch on at the office.//
So <i> YOU </i> Say!
gnomethang, Jul 06 2009
  

       Just got sidetracked by the beany angel's youtube account. It's exactly as I imagined it might be. [link]
wagster, Jul 06 2009
  
      
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