- a preview of what we dream "surfing the web" was meant
so, now that you've played first-person-shooters
for years, obsessively used "drop-shadow"-filters on all
your designs and made each and every of your spreadsheet-diagrams
fancy-3D-looking you finally get sick of that flat-looking WWW?
Can't remember how many times to push that "back"-button
to get out of the deadendstreet you got yourself in while searching
the net for some information? No success consulting your browser-history
for something that you just stumbled over 'couple of minutes, hours
or days ago? Lost control over your tons of bookmarks?
||Well, at least some of those things
made us sit down and try to come up with something you could
probably call an immersive way of interacting with the net and
the people that make it happen.
What we managed to produce after many different approaches is
actually a full-scale browser in three dimensions. Actually
it's hundreds of browsers like houses in a city, footmarks of
your daily walk through the WWW.
So, here is what it does:
It lets you walk/fly/jump through a three-dimensional world
where all the objects are painted with usable, interactive
web-pages. It's not some statistics or fuzzy prerecorded
images, you can read the pages just as you would in 2D.
You can scroll them, click them, hear
them. If you get bored: literally walk over to the next one or start
to talk with someone in a three-dimensional chat located directly
in front of the the source of information. You can open multiple
pages at once by drawing a rectangle around the links of interest,
and there's a guided tour through the whole way you came along.
If you like you can keep your world, it will stored to your disk
if you wish. Because the best thing we find is that you actually
begin to think about the web in terms of space. After a little while
of playing around with it, "must've been over there..."
and "no it's near this ugly green page over there" pop
into your mind.
If you want to give it a try, feel free to grab
it from the download section,
it's free of charge. Make sure you read the instructions and the
requirements, as the software is still under development.
It is fully customizable and extendable
and hopefully there will be people who like to create their own
worlds and share them with others.
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