Empowered Pie Menu Performance at CHI’90, and Other Weird Stuff

A live performance of pie menus, the PSIBER Space Deck and the Pseudo Scientific Visualizer at the CHI’90 Empowered show. And other weird stuff inspired by Craig Hubley’s sound advice and vision that it’s possible to empower every user to play around and be an artist with their computer.

“By pushing the pie-menu interface to the limit you get a *gesture interface* that ties the tools so tightly and personally to their user that they effectively become one cooperative entity.”

EMPOWERED, the interactive performance!

Don Hopkins performing at CHI’90 Empowered. Photo by Ben Shneiderman.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM
Tuesday, April 3, 1990
7:00 & 9:00 PM
EMPOWERED, the interactive performance!
(Sheraton Hotel)

Humans and computers take to the stage in the most demanding CHI forum ever — performing live with interactive instruments and systems! No bugs, out-takes or edits — the ultimate demonstration of man-machine trust as the show must go on! Motion-to-music, software soloists, video virtuality, hacking harmonies, augmented action, and more…

The Planning Discussion

Other Weird Stuff

Pet Rock Remote Control

Pie menu remote control touch screen interface for sending commands to pet rocks.

Pie Menu Demo: I Am A Robot

Early demo of self editing pie menus and text entry pie menus on a Sun 3/50 workstation running the NeWS 1.0 window system, by Don Hopkins. The items change the menu in weird and different ways.

Pie Menu Demo: I Am A Robot

How To Choose with Pie Menus

Early pie menu demo by Don Hopkins, on NeWS 1.0, running on a Sun 3 workstation. Shows the Most Gigantic Pie Menus In The World at 2:54.

How To Choose with Pie Menus, Showing Shows the Most Gigantic Pie Menus In The World at 2:54

Mousee Demo

Demo of Mousee running in the NeWS Window System. Research performed under the direction of Mark Weiser and Ben Shneiderman. Developed and demonstrated by Don Hopkins.

Mousee Demo

Precision Pie Demo

Demo of the precision pie menu. Research performed by Don Hopkins under the direction of Mark Weiser and Ben Shneiderman. Developed and demonstrated by Don Hopkins.

Precision Pie Demo

Handy Pie Menu Demo

University of Maryland Human Computer Interaction Lab Handy Pie Menu Demo. Research performed under the direction of Mark Weiser and Ben Shneiderman. Pie menus developed and demonstrated by Don Hopkins.

Pseudo Scientific Visualizer

Demo of the NeWS PseudoScientific Visualizer and the PSIBER Space Deck. Research performed under the direction of Mark Weiser and Ben Shneiderman. Developed and documented thanks to the support of John Gilmore and Julia Menapace. Developed and demonstrated by Don Hopkins. Sorry about the terrible compression — think of it as retro glitch art!

Pseudo Scientific Visualizer

NeWS Hacking

NeWS hacking demo by Don Hopkins. Demo of UniPress NeMACS, the PseudoScientific Visualizer and NeWS PSIBER Space Deck. Research performed under the direction of Mark Weiser and Ben Shneiderman. Emacs development performed under the direction of Mike Gallaher. Developed and documented thanks to the support of John Gilmore and Julia Menapace. Developed and demonstrated by Don Hopkins. I just left the video camera running while I played around until NeWS crashed.

NeWS Hacking

HCIL Demo — HyperTIES Browsing

Demo of NeWS based HyperTIES authoring tool, by Don Hopkins, at the University of Maryland Human Computer Interaction Lab.

HCIL Demo — HyperTIES Browsing

NeWS Tab Window Demo

Demo of the Pie Menu Tab Window Manager for The NeWS Toolkit 2.0. Developed and demonstrated by Don Hopkins.

NeWS Tab Window Demo

X11 SimCity Demo

Demo of Pie Menus in SimCity for X11. Ported to Unix and demonstrated by Don Hopkins. Shows pie menus saving the day by preventing a train from crashing into a fountain just in the nick of time at 3:30.

X11 SimCity Demo, Showing Pie Menus Saving the Day by Preventing a Train from Crashing Into a Fountain Just in the Nick of Time at 3:30

Playing SimCity for X11 on Linux with Pie Menus in San Francisco

Demo of playing SimCity for X11 with Pie Menus, cleaning up after an earthquake in San Francisco. Ported to Unix and demonstrated by Don Hopkins.

Multi Player SimCityNet for X11 on Linux

Demo of the latest optimized Linux version of Multi Player SimCity for X11. Ported to Unix, optimized for Linux and demonstrated by Don Hopkins. Shows pie menu and tool palette demo at 11:52.

Multi Player SimCityNet for X11 on Linux showing Pie Menu and Tool Palette Demo at 11:52

Cellular SimCity

Cellular Automata in SimCityNet on Unix.

Cellular SimCity

Cellular Automata Demo

Demo of the real time Cellular Automata Machine, developed by Don Hopkins for performing live graphics to music.

Cellular Automata Demo

Don Hopkins’ Cellular Automata and Video Feedback Demo Reel

Various cellular automata by Don Hopkins.

Don Hopkins’ Cellular Automata and Video Feedback Demo Reel

HyperLook Demo

Demonstration of SimCity running under the HyperLook user interface development system, based on NeWS PostScript, running on a SPARCstation 2. Includes a demonstration of editing HyperLook graphics and user interfaces, the HyperLook Cellular Automata Machine, and the HyperLook Happy Tool. Also shows The NeWS Toolkit applications PizzaTool and RasterRap. HyperLook developed by Arthur van Hoff and Don Hopkins at the Turing Institute. SimCity ported to Unix and HyperLook by Don Hopkins. HyperLook Cellular Automata Machine, Happy Tool, The NeWS Toolkit, PizzaTool and Raster Rap developed by Don Hopkins. Demonstration, transcript and close captioning by Don Hopkins. Camera and interview by Abbe Don. Taped at the San Francisco Exploratorium.

HyperLook Demo

1995 Apple World Wide Developers Conference Kaleida Labs ScriptX Demo by Don Hopkins

Demo by Don Hopkins of DreamScape on Kaleida Labs ScriptX presented at the 1995 Apple World Wide Developer Conference.

1995 Apple World Wide Developers Conference Kaleida Labs ScriptX Demo by Don Hopkins

The Sims, Pie Menus, Edith Editing, and SimAntics Visual Programming Demo

This is a demonstration of the pie menus, architectural editing tools, and Edith visual programming tools that I developed for The Sims with Will Wright at Maxis and Electronic Arts.

The Sims, Pie Menus, Edith Editing, and SimAntics Visual Programming Demo

Demo of The Sims Transmogrifier, RugOMatic, ShowNTell, Simplifier and Slice City.

A demonstration of The Sims Transmogrifier, RugOMatic, ShowNTell, Simplifier, and Slice City. By Don Hopkins, Lush Creations.

Demo of The Sims Transmogrifier, RugOMatic, ShowNTell, Simplifier and Slice City.

WarpOMatic Demo 1

Real time video background removal and feedback demo by Don Hopkins.

WarpOMatic Demo 1

WarpOMatic Demo 2

Real time video background removal and feedback demo by Don Hopkins.

WarpOMatic Demo 2

WarpOMatic Demo 3

Real time video background removal and feedback demo by Don Hopkins.

WarpOMatic Demo 3

iPhone app iLoci by Don Hopkins @ Mobile Dev Camp

A talk about iLoci, an iPhone app and server based on the Method of Loci for constructing a Memory Palace, by Don Hopkins, presented at Mobile Dev Camp in Amsterdam.

iPhone app iLoci by Don Hopkins @ Mobile Dev Camp

Unity3D Pie Menu Demo

I’ve made a general purpose pie menu component in C# for Unity3D, which supports text items, image items, and 3d object items too!

Unity3D Pie Menu Demo

MediaGraph Music Navigation with Pie Menus Prototype developed for Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club

This is a demo of a user interface research prototype that I developed for Will Wright at the Stupid Fun Club. It includes pie menus, an editable map of music interconnected with roads, and cellular automata.

MediaGraph Music Navigation with Pie Menus Prototype developed for Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club

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User interface flower child. Pie menus, PizzaTool, SimCity, The Sims, Visual Programming, VR, AR, Unity3D / JavaScript bridge.

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