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deronj
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I'm sending this from back stage at James Gosling's Keynote address at JavaOne. it's been a wild week . The attendance at the BOF on Wednesday night was about 120 people. A good turn out. A lot of jaws
dropped this week when they saw Wonderland. Most people were really impressed. They were
especially impressed by the spatialized audio--with this Wonderland feature you can migrate
between different conversations without clicking GUI buttons and artificial things like that--you just
walk from conversation to conversation--this is an extremely natural metaphor that people can
really relate to.

In one hour Paul Byrne will go on stage with James Gosling and will reveal to the world a special guest
in Wonderland--James himself. We designed an avatar just for him. And James himself design the
tee shirt, which has the javaOne duke logo in the front and the words "Geek: and proud of it" in the
back. Wonderland will be a part of James' "Toy Show" in the company of dancing Robosapiens
(grooving to the beat of Donna Summer's disco hit "I will survive"), an articulated robotic arm which
James says is the first technology he has ever shown at JavaOne that is capable of exerting lethal force, and a Java-controlled helicopter which is all set to wing its way over the stage (with safety wires of course). So Wonderland is in good company.

We made a lot of contacts at the show, and the people we talked to had all kinds of extremely
interesting suggestions for features and applications of Wonderland. We hope to hear more from them and further these contacts in the future. When you consider what we showed (a 3D world with
integrated, spatialized audio, X apps, and remote control of a video robot) what is most astonishing that the first line of Wonderland code was written only 4 months ago. We did have some excellent
existing components to build on (such as LG, Darkstar, and the SunLabs Voice Bridge), but the whole concept and all of the integration work started just recently and progressed at a break neck pace. And the results were well worth it.

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Nicole Yankelovich

Paul did an awesome job during the James Gosling keynote. I watched
it earlier today on the live webcast. Not only did the demo work
perfectly, but Paul seemed relaxed and confident. A recorded version
has just been posted on the JavaOne website:

http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/media_shell.jsp?id=194212

Wonderland is the second demo on the clip. It starts at about time 7:15.

There was also a brief discussion about Wonderland between James and
John Gage at the very end of the keynote session. John poses a
challenge to developers about creating 3D visualizations to aid
programmers:

http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/media_shell.jsp?id=194214

It starts at about time 12:55.

Congratulations Paul on a job very well done!

Nicole.

On May 11, 2007, at 10:55 AM, wonderland@javadesktop.org wrote:

> I'm sending this from back stage at James Gosling's Keynote address
> at JavaOne. it's been a wild week . The attendance at the BOF on
> Wednesday night was about 120 people. A good turn out. A lot of jaws
> dropped this week when they saw Wonderland. Most people were really
> impressed. They were
> especially impressed by the spatialized audio--with this Wonderland
> feature you can migrate
> between different conversations without clicking GUI buttons and
> artificial things like that--you just
> walk from conversation to conversation--this is an extremely
> natural metaphor that people can
> really relate to.
>
> In one hour Paul Byrne will go on stage with James Gosling and will
> reveal to the world a special guest
> in Wonderland--James himself. We designed an avatar just for him.
> And James himself design the
> tee shirt, which has the javaOne duke logo in the front and the
> words "Geek: and proud of it" in the
> back. Wonderland will be a part of James' "Toy Show" in the company
> of dancing Robosapiens
> (grooving to the beat of Donna Summer's disco hit "I will
> survive"), an articulated robotic arm which
> James says is the first technology he has ever shown at JavaOne
> that is capable of exerting lethal force, and a Java-controlled
> helicopter which is all set to wing its way over the stage (with
> safety wires of course). So Wonderland is in good company.
>
> We made a lot of contacts at the show, and the people we talked to
> had all kinds of extremely
> interesting suggestions for features and applications of
> Wonderland. We hope to hear more from them and further these
> contacts in the future. When you consider what we showed (a 3D
> world with
> integrated, spatialized audio, X apps, and remote control of a
> video robot) what is most astonishing that the first line of
> Wonderland code was written only 4 months ago. We did have some
> excellent
> existing components to build on (such as LG, Darkstar, and the
> SunLabs Voice Bridge), but the whole concept and all of the
> integration work started just recently and progressed at a break
> neck pace. And the results were well worth it.
> [Message sent by forum member 'deronj' (deronj)]
>
> http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?messageID=216504

deronj
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> Paul did an awesome job during the James Gosling
> keynote. I watched
> it earlier today on the live webcast. Not only did
> the demo work
> perfectly, but Paul seemed relaxed and confident.

Yeah, Paul is a natural speaker. We're fortunate to have him as our front man.

Kirk Turner

Thanks for the report Deron. Sounds like I'm missing out on a lot... I
hope there is some good footage for those us stuck 12ish hours in the
future :)

I must agree and congratulate you all - I haven't been able to keep up
with the speed at which you guys have been operating. The pace at
which wonderland moved from concepts posted on the forum, to where it
is now is astounding. Once again I'm insanely jealous of the fun you
all get to do for work :)

Congratulations again from me.

Kirk