The next UI for the computer
As we can see now
Microsoft has developed kinetics
Using gestures to interact
With the computer
Next with voice recognition software
All you need to do
Is just to speak to the computer
Simple basic commands
And it will perform the tasks
Or ask a question
And it will reply to you
It may appear as impossible
But we have all the technologies now
Will the next Windows be
Voice activated and interactive?
Time only can tell.
Every single idea of mine that doesn’t
Get into the market
Everyone loses in the end
I will make sure of that
Carry on to play games
And I will make everyone pay the price.
– Contributed by Oogle.
SINGAPORE – Developments in Brain Computer Interface technology will allow computer games to respond much more directly to our thoughts and emotions, creating interactions that are ‘sensitive and human’, says Dr Mick Grierson, Director of the BSc Creative Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London.
“The future of games will be even more varied and interesting – more social, interactive, and a part of everyday life.”
“Singapore, as a global media city and Asia’s leading media hub, has attracted leading digital media companies such as Koei, Lucasfilm, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, and developed local companies like Mikoishi, Peach Blossom Media and ST Electronics (Digital Media). There are many exciting opportunities career-wise in this area.”
Dr Grierson adds: “Staff in demand will be programmers with real-world experience in apps, multimedia and games programming, who can contribute to the whole software development process, combined with the soft skills to interact with clients.”
Those looking to get into jobs in such a vibrant and fascinating business are likely to need graduate level qualifications. Dr Grierson believes that the University of London BSc in Creative Computing, which can be studied at Singapore Institute of Management, and is launching at other local colleges, is a great gateway into the digital media and creative technologies sector, including the games industry.
“Creative Computing teaches students how to apply computer science principles to creative media technologies,” he said.
“Our students create applications, music, games, and visual artefacts as part of their degree. Our industry partners tell us that they are looking for graduates with practical experience who can write software that people want to use. Our graduates walk straight into jobs in the creative technology industries, because they have been building applications, creative artefacts and sophisticated computer systems which form a portfolio of work, long before they sit their final exams.”
Find out more: www.londoninternational.ac.uk/sg