Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eye Yi Yi …

Personally, I think this looks really annoying:

  “In the above video a team of scientists at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI in German) leash eye-tracking technology from the Swedish firm Tobii Technology to HTML, CSS and JavaScript code, creating what they call “Text 2.0.”

Their technology is capable of monitoring your eyes in order to define words if you stare at them puzzled, eliminating non-essential information when you’re skimming, helping you pick up exactly where you left off, swapping images based on what you’re reading, surfacing relevant reference materials and more, as reported by h+ magazine.”

Please.  No.

“Granted, it might be a bit over-the-top to add contextual information about whales’ feeding habits to Moby Dick when your eye lingers on a certain passage for too long …”

Ya think?