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Microsoft Surface Table (PlayTable). Narrated by D.J. Kurlander. Microsoft Corporation. July 1, 2003. Duration: 9:07.

Microsoft Surface Table (earlier named "PlayTable") enables a radically different way of interacting with computer technology. It has a large tabletop display, enhanced by sophisticated sensing technology. Using computer vision, it detects object shapes, unique tags (or bar codes), as well as the touch of any number of fingers. In response, it animates the surface, or triggers real world objects that have been placed upon it.

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Microsoft Surface Table (PlayTable)

(Date: July 1, 2003, Duration: 9:07). DJ Kurlander narrates an early video of Microsoft PlayTable, which was renamed Microsoft Surface Table.

The .NET Show: The Mobile Internet Toolkit

(Date: March 22, 2002, Duration: 55:10). Susan Chory and Matthew Gibbs describe The Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit and build a sample application.

Car Talk Internet Show Featuring Comic Chat

(Date: December 1996, Duration: 01:25). In the early days of the Internet, MSN produced a daily show featuring Click and Clack of the Car Talk radio program, with visuals generated by Comic Chat.

Microsoft Commercial Featuring Comic Chat

(Date: Fall 1996, Duration: 00:30). This 1996 commercial featured a number of Microsoft products, including Comic Chat! It was aired prominently on network TV.

Bill Gates' MIT Speech Featuring Comic Chat

(Date: May 29, 1996, Duration: 8:41). Bill Gates was invited to MIT as part of its Distinguished Lecturer series in 1996, and his speech featured a Comic Chat demo.

Comic Chat

(Date: January 1996, Duration: 6:27). Comic Chat was the first Microsoft product created by DJ, beginning as a small project within Microsoft Research. Here is a video of Comic Chat created to accompany the SIGGRAPH '96 paper.

Bill Gates' 1995 Winter CES Keynote Featuring Peedy the Parrot

(Date: January 12, 1995, Duration: 6:40). DJ contributed to an effort to build an animated 3D conversational interface at Microsoft Research. Here, Peedy the Parrot is being demoed during Bill Gates' 1995 Winter Consumer Electronics Show keynote.

Peedy the Parrot: Interactive Music Assistant

(Date: 1995, Duration: 4:55). Early on at Microsoft Research, DJ worked on a 3D-animated interface agent, named "Peedy the Parrot". It was a multidisciplinary group effort, and DJ focused on animation sequencing. This video created for his CHI '95 paper, shows Peedy in action.

Graphical Editing by Example: The Job Talk

(Date: May 1992, Duration: 67:57). David (DJ) Kurlander presents his PhD research, "Graphical Editing by Example", a suite of techniques to reduce the repetition in graphical editing. DJ gave this talk at various research labs and universities throughout the country. Here, DJ is presenting the talk at Microsoft Research, which ended up hiring him.

Graphical Editing by Example: A Demonstration

(Date: March 1992, Duration: 15:06). In this video companion piece to David (DJ) Kurlander's PhD thesis, he demonstrates five example-based techniques to reduce repetition in graphical editing: graphical search and replace, constraint-based search and replace, constraints from multiple snapshots, editable graphical histories, and graphical macros by example.

Editable Graphical Histories: The Video

(Date: 1990, Duration: 2:42). Editable graphical histories visually represent the history of a graphical application. This early videotape shows the initial implementation.

The MatchTool: An Introduction to Graphical Search and Replace

(Date 1988. Duration: 6:42) Graphical search and replace is a technique for making repetitive changes to graphical properties (including shape) in a graphical editor. It is the graphical analog to search and replace in text editors. This is a companion video to the 1988 SIGGRAPH paper.