I have no news. Or too much.
I thought summer was supposed to be “off season” in academia, but things have been incredibly busy. Some of the stuff we’ve been doing:
We wrapped up a set of work with Japan’s National Institute for Information and Communication Technology, including a paper. Much of this has gone into Jasmine point-releases. Some more has been using our new Brie framework. We will be continuing this work.
A month ago, Brie reached a stable point that illustrates a lot of the ideas. Andreas is coming out to work with us on his way to Squeakfest. (Josh and I will be going, too.) Brie has gotten a great reaction from those who have seen a controlled demo of it. (Julian gives great demos.) I admit to being childishly proud of an enthusiastic response from Adele Goldberg. Anyway, I think we’ve got just a manageably few more hard things before we’ve got all the basics, and should be able to work this into Croquet Release 1.0.
We’ve got an exciting project starting with a very forward thinking art professor to use Croquet in guiding and assessing students as they go through constructive collaborative criticism of their 3D art work.
I’ve been doing an awful lot of both administrative and technical work, while Julian has been like a whirlwind with stuff that I’m sure he’ll blog about at some point. We’ve just been too busy to write.