So this is awesome. What exactly is it? It's a giant touch display where you can play an interactive Star Wars game like you're pretty much in a galaxy far, far away controlling your space armada with simple gestures. Check out the project's website. The YouTube page gives a good overview:
Developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) by MS graduate candidate Arthur Nishimoto, "Fleet Commander" explores how a real-time interactive strategy game that would typically rely on complex keyboard commands and mouse interactions be transferred into a multi-user, multi-touch environment.Very cool to see games reach this level of sophistication. Reminds me of the touch screen D&D project:
Originally designed for use with TacTile, a 52-inch multi-touch LCD tabletop display, "Fleet Commander" game play has been ported to EVL's 20-foot wide multi-touch LCD wall, Cyber-Commons.
Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough from Surfacescapes on Vimeo.
Props to Boing Boing