Watch ICT MxR Researchers Make Gmail Motion Work, Read Press Coverage

Published: April 3, 2011
Category: News

Evan Suma and the folks in Mark Bolas’ MxR Lab put together this demo illustrating how to make Gmail Motion, Google’s April Fools Day prank, really work. Their video on the ICT YouTube Channel has around five hundred thousand views and got the attention of the folks at TimeEngadetPCWorld and PC Mag, among others, including the folks at Gmail.
They call their program SLOOW, for the Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving. We actually think it is pretty quick and we’re gesturing our hands like crazy to give them a round of applause and a high-five.
You may recoginze Suma from his earlier video using his FAAST toolkit, to play World of Warcraft. Both projects are based on the OpenNI library.
Read Engadget’s Coverage.
Read Time’s Coverage.
Read PC World’s Coverage.