andrewfentem

tangible interfaces | kinetic art





Kinetic Surfaces - Digital displays that track and move real objects placed onto the screen's surface (2001-2021)








Flip-dot actuators and tangible displays - Ultra thin and light-weight digital screen technology (2009-2021)
Included in a UK Government showcase of the best of UK Digital Creativity (2015)









Programmable neon IoT display - (2016)








Touch sensitive memory muscle - Innovative flexible robotic actuator based on shape memory alloy technology (2010)








TilePad tangible touchscreen - Experimental display screen composed of moveable interactive display tiles (2010)








Multitouch 3D display screens - Pioneering multitouch, motion sensitive, and modular interactive cubes and other objects (2007-2010)








LED Eyes installation - LED display screens embedded with indexed eye images - allowing animation of the eyes in response to external movement (2005)








OLED wireless Smartwatch - Probably the first ever OLED WPAN (Zigbee) smartwatch - demo'd at Nag Nag Nag nightclub in London (2004-2005)








Digital fashion and couture electronics - Collaboration with designer Alexander McQueen for a couture runway show in Paris - from 15:00 in video below (2004)








Multitouch Surfaces - Pioneering high-speed multi-touch and multi-object tracking touchscreens and surfaces (2001-2004)




Note: The background music was composed and performed on one of the multitouch surfaces demo'd in the video.





Interviews, writing, external links:

Andrew has worked in interface research for more than three decades - independently inventing and building new kinds of tactile user interfaces, smart objects, smartwatches, synthesisers, actuators, and knowledge management systems. As the inventor of early (i.e. pre-iPhone) multi-touch touchscreen technologies, he acted as an expert witness in the iPhone-related patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/06/andrew_fentem_on_ai/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/20/andrew_fentem_interview/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/05/13/dominic-cummings-research-baby-likely-crushed-blob/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2523680/How-Britain-iPhone-technology-Apple-Quango-handed-advantage-competition.html

http://www.gizmodo.com/338502/magic-cube-heralds-the-future-of-gaming-and-human-interfaces

https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/future-gaming-multi-touch-platform

http://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/low-cost-actuators-could-work-with-many-materials

Showcase of UK Digital Creativity - UK Government Digital Catapult

http://www.kinetica-museum.org/artists/artist-profiles/andrew-fentem.html

'Hacking for Dummies' won't cut it, minister - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

My savings, not government, funded multitouch research - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

'Obsolete' skills can come back into vogue - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

US should concentrate on inventing technologies - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Evolving-spatial-representations-to-support-and-the-Fentem-Dumas/38d399c17d192462c5cd901496e984ce2418cd7f

Evolving spatial representations to support innovation and the communication of strategic knowledge - Andrew Fentem, Knowledge-Based Systems journal (1998)

Interacting with Multi-media, Multi-user Systems: Observations on Multi-Media Conferencing Tools - Andrew Fentem and Angela Sasse, ECCE-7 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (1994)

Andrew Fentem YouTube Channel

Touch cube points to future toys - BBC News



Contact:


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Andrew Fentem