Monday, December 14, 2009

World Economic Forum (WEF) Kids Workshop, Singapore

Last Saturday the World economic forum kids workshop was held at Mixed Reality Lab, CUTE Center in National University of Singapore. It was nice to see kids are playing with papers, balloons, and prototyping. Most of the generated ideas are related to environmental pollution and the natural resources, except one group concerned on Internet security and the associated threats. After the workshop had nice sushi from professor.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Early X - MAS celebrations

Yesterday night MXR and the MIME teams had a great party in a Japanese Kuishin Bo Japanese Buffet Restaurant at Suntec city. Had sooo many Japanese food for the first time!!!
But still I like the tasty Japanese curry and ramen at Ajisen in Jurong west mall. And I miss my wife soooo much there!! Because she is in Japan these days!!  ha ha coincident.... :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MySpace founder visited the MXR lab

Mr. Brad Greenspan, the founder of visited the Mixed Reality Lab today. He was impressed with the researches and asked many questions and gave good comments.


Finally submitted to KAIST YoungCT conference paper on Poetry Mix-up. I hope it will be a success since this year's theme is "Engaging Culture and Technology".

Monday, November 30, 2009

TEDx Singapore

Last Saturday I attended to the TEDx Singapore event. It has been a good inspirational event and they tried to open eyes of attendees with other dimensions such as design by green etc. However, a bit disappointed since  there were only videos and no live speeches. Anyway, in the near future they are trying to arrange a full day work shop and looking forward to that event. :)


Friday, November 27, 2009

Design Thinking workshop - End

It was really nice to see professors and big people doing crafting and prototyping like children in the day 02 of Design Thinking workshop. Several interesting prototypes and my group also did a good presentation although they are not very good on their prototyping :)
It was a good inspirational workshop for them as well as us at the end!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Design Thinking workshop @ Singapore Design Festival 09 - Day 01 over

Parallel to the Singapore Design Festival 09, the Design Thinking workshop is featuring today and tomorrow by professor Okude at CUTE Center, National University of Singapore. I am one of the facilitators and it was a hard day for all of us with brainstormings, fieldworks, and etc. We started the event with an introduction presentation by professor and I believe it went well for today. And it was really interested to see many crazy ideas were generating by the participants... :) At the end of the day all the groups presented their philosophy, vision, and the concept. Looking forward to the final and second day, tomorrow @ 9.30AM  :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

After several busy days

It has been almost 2 months since my last post. First started with the president's visit to Mixed Reality lab and the CUTE Center opening ceremony. Then I went to Athens, Greece for ACE 2009 conference from 29th to 31st of October. See my experience in Athens from this URL. There I presented the Poetry Mix-up short paper and demo the system. Many interesting feedback and comments.
Then the end semester exams and final projects for this semester modules. Soo many extreamly busy hours and days. But finally all finished now. Up and running the engine with full power again!!  :)

new poken digital name card - BarCamp SG4

I have gotten a Poken device from the barCamp SG 4 event held in last weekend. It was a nice event with lots of knowledgeable discussions. I conducted a session on "Poetry for young generation".

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Blog Post

Welcome on Board

Hmmm, From several years I have been thinking of starting a new blog. I found a great name as related to my research as well in my graduate studies, so I ended up with, and just bought the domain name from the Google itself.

Readers are welcome on board to my blog and most of the times I will be writing the things related to my researches and things during my studies here in Singapore.

Bit about me: I m Nimesha Ranasinghe, originally from Sri Lanka and doing my graduate studies in National University of Singapore at mixed reality lab.
My research interests are mainly focuses on Interactive Media and Interactive communication. In addition, i have been interesting on Mixed and Augmented reality, Mobile and Embedded Systems, and Human Computer Interaction as well. I have a Computer Science background and graduated from Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Hope you ll enjoy my postings !!!!