A Language Supporting Direct Manipulation of Component-based Object Construction and Deconstruction in Collaborative Croquet Spaces
Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on (2006)
University of California, Berkeley, California USA
Jan. 26, 2006 to Jan. 27, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/C5.2006.5
Howard Stearns , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Joshua Gargus , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Martin Schuetze , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
We describe the language architecture of Brie, a framework for authoring 3D spaces and user interfaces. Brie is designed to take advantage of the unique social characteristics of the Croquet collaboration architecture, in particular by lowering the bar for content creation, thus greatly expanding the community of content developers. This is achieved through a 3D direct-manipulation interface to objects. To support this, the Brie architecture consists of a prototype-based language extension to Squeak with flexible inheritance, demand-driven evaluation, dependency-directed backtracking, and a special copy algorithm that conditionally copies dependent references.
J. Gargus, M. Schuetze and H. Stearns, "A Language Supporting Direct Manipulation of Component-based Object Construction and Deconstruction in Collaborative Croquet Spaces," 2006 4th International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing(C5), Berkeley, CA, 2006, pp. 136-141.