Wiley (from the wonderful Video Thing) writes with news of a Squeezable Interface for music making, created by four guys at the University of British Columbia. "Imagine massaging someone with your hands and fingers. Now imagine massaging a tabletop in the same way. Not quite the same, right?" They're tryining to invent something which is more like a shoulder, less like a touchpad. The system works with a bit of rubber glove material, painted with spots, and stretched in front of a webcam. The webcam captures the dots, and translates them into something which Max/Msp can understand. As always with these graduate projects, the heroically geeky video [21mb divx] explains it better than I can - but there isn't anything in it about specific music uses.