Complete Premium video at: http://fora.tv/conference/wired_business_conference_2011 Google "rapid evaluator" Johnny Chung Lee demonstrates how independent developers around the globe are using Microsoft's Xbox Kinect to create sophisticated full-body tracking video games. ----- Innovation on the Edge: How Hackers Turned a Videogame Controller into a Breakthrough Device Johnny Chung Lee, Interface Technology Researcher, in conversation with Jason Tanz, Senior Editor, WIRED As a researcher in Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group, Johnny Lee was a key contributor to the development of the Xbox Kinect, the company's revolutionary controller-free gaming interface. Launched in November 2010, the Kinect sold 8 million units in its first 60 days, making it the fastest-selling consumer device of all time, according to Guinness World Records. When Lee joined Microsoft in 2008, he had just completed his PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he focused on technologies that enhance human-computer interaction. He gained widespread recognition from his demonstrations in YouTube videos and at the TED conference on ways of hacking together advanced interfaces -- like interactive whiteboards and 3D displays -- from off-the-shelf products. In 2008, MIT's Technology Review added Lee to its prestigious "TR35" list of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35. In early 2011, he joined Google as a "rapid evaluator."
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