In the December
11, 2000 issue of Business Week, Carnegie Mellon University was
featured as one of the most technologically-wired campus. On the
first page of the article is a big picture of the Jam-O-Drum.
Below is a quote from the article:
of these programs are fun, too. Take the Jam-O-Drum. This gizmo
is shaped like a circular table and wired so when you beat on
it a projector beams down colorful images onto the surface that
match the sounds from the drum. Students have incentive to learn
how to program so they can play games or make music together.
It also teaches collaborative skills, while stretching their thinking
about what's possible. ''I want kids to get crazy. You're not
trained to do that in your Java programming course,'' says Tina
Blaine, a performance artist and visiting scholar at CMU who created
has an article on some of the emerging technologiesthat were seen
at SigGraph 2000, one of which was the Jam-O-Drum. Click here
to see the article and the quicktime movie of an interview with
Tina Blaine regarding the Jam-O-Drum.
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