Alumnae Bulletin November 2009

Lenses

'Natural computing'


Parapluie

Computer science students Ashley Gavin '10, Alex Funk '11, and Meena Seralanthan, Haverford '11, play the game "Tiles" on Bryn Mawr's Microsoft Surface, a multi-touch computer that allows multiple users to move digital content with simple gestures and touches. The Surface also sees and interacts with objects—such as robots, cell phones or cameras—placed on the screen. Associate Professor of Computer Science Doug Blank says that Bryn Mawr may be the first school ever to use the Surface in a course. The Surface will also be included in the Programming Paradigms course next spring on merging the real and virtual worlds. (See related story in this issue.

Photo by Paola Nogueras '84