Interface Ecology Lab @ Texas A&M University
List of projects accepted into Interface Ecology Lab @ Texas A&M University
The Interface Ecology Lab develops human-centered creative and expressive computing. We imagine and explore new relationships among people and technology. We develop interdisciplinary research and education. We mash-up disciplines, methods, concepts, and media, taking an interface ecosystems approach. Our open source research areas involve S.IM.PL, meta-metadata, and embodied interaction.
We bring forth the open source S.IM.PL (Support for Information Mapping in Programming Languages) initiative, developing new declarative mark-up languages integrated with extensions to imperative programming languages (e.g., Java, Objective-C, Python, ...), and communications frameworks, to assist developers traversing the divide between information and software.
We consider metadata not just as a few fields in an image header or library catalog, but more broadly, as the complex data structures that describe entities in the real world and their relationships. Meta-metadata is a language and software architecture for representing the rich structures of metadata in the world, and facilitating the manipulation and presentation of this rich metadata in applications.
We are developing open source software for connecting multi-touch hardware like ZeroTouch with common software platforms.