My name is Michael Marner and I am a PhD candidate in the Wearable Computer Lab at the University of South Australia. My research focuses on interaction and user interface techniques for Spatial Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is where you see computer generated images mixed with the real world (like what Terminator sees in T2). A lot of AR research has used head mounted displays. The main difference with Spatial Augmented Reality is that projectors are used to put computer generated images into the environment, instead of the user having to carry or wear the display.
Outside of this my interests are music, downhill mountainbiking, CS stuff in general and teaching. I play the drums, piano, and a few chords on guitar. I also enjoy a dabble in audio engineering when I get around to setting all my equipment up.
The mountainbiking is something I’ve taken to recently but it is a lot of fun, except for falling off which seems to happen more than it should!
I enjoy teaching and helping people out. I help teach Computer Graphics, Objects & Algorithms, and Operating Systems at UniSA. I have also created a bunch of video tutorials in Java which have been downloaded more than 30,000 times. More on these can be found at Michael’s Java VTM.
If you have any questions then use the contact form (too much spam for email) and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Oh and in case you are wondering why the name 20papercups? Well why not?