This is the future revolution for interactive technologies and worth a look.
What I like is the premise that we have lost touch with images as “Bits n Bytes”
In the new Nikon technology, you control the content by waving your hand in front of your webcam – you can also pinch to zoom in and out of photos, analogously to how the touchscreen works on some of the Nikon cameras. This brings you back in touch with your images / memories…
In a smart piece of distributed functionality, the image interface was exported via a bookmarklet that you can use it on other photo sites. The bookmarklet pulls the images back into the Nikon site so you can use the functionality there.
Here is the tech stuff:
Gestural interfaces are the future of human computer interaction, at least until we find a way to connect something straight into your brain. Despite the excitement the first multi-touchscreens triggered and the seeming ubiquity of the iPhone touchscreen paradigm it spawned, little has been made of their potential. Things like FluidTunes – an app which lets you control iTunes by waving your hand in front of the built-in webcam – and interactive installations triggered by similar motion detection both show new ways to interact with content, experiences and brands.