Summary of collaboration projects
Last updated at 12:06 pm UTC on 8 December 2004
Here is a summary of responses to a posting I made in September, 1999, asking about 'colllaboration' efforts.
Dino (firstname.lastname@example.org) is working on ICQ protocols for Squeak:
Hey, I'm doing ICQ for squeak... It works perfectly too! But I'm working on something a little more general right now... instead of just text communication, how about object communication?
Jece (email@example.com) offered this Morphic related
link to a 2-D collaboration space.
Luciano Notarfrancesco (firstname.lastname@example.org) described file-ins for building blocks for collaboration:
o. speech synthesis (text-to-speech and singing voices)
o. simple gestures synthesis (2D faces, SouthPark-like toons)
o. 3D facial animation (the Waters' muscles model)
I haven't released it yet, but if you want anything of this just e-mail me and I will send you a changeset. I think this stuff might be useful for you if you want to implement avatars.
A version I downloaded from SqueakMap on 4/28/03 is here: Avatar.cs.gz
Ivan Tomek (email@example.com) described work on a MOO in Visualworks.
We have implemented a working MOO prototype in VisualWorks,
mostly just a framework with limited functionality. We are now designing another version, possibly to be functional around the end of the year.
Mark Guzdial (firstname.lastname@example.org) offered a description of collaboration work being done by the Ga Tech Squeakers:
Joining in the chorus of people working on this: Creating a "collaborative dynabook" is the focus of the Georgia Tech Squeakers.
- We already have Lex Spoon's MuSwiki which allows for Swiki-like sharing
of any Morph.
- As you mentioned, Dino (Dean Mao) has been working on ICsQueak, and is trying to move that into realtime chat with generic objects.
- Bolot Kerimbaev and Je77 Rick are working on Comanche (a new webserver to replace PWS that will provide a framework for doing other kinds of networked apps, like Linda) and Comanche Swiki (which we're already testing in several classes with tremendous results). Je7 (pronounced "Jeff") has a goal of creating an audio Swiki.
- I've been pestering Jeff and Andreas with questions because we are interested (down the road) in using Wonderland to create scriptable, sharable 3-D worlds.