Researcher Johnny Lee became a YouTube star with his demo of Wii Remote hacks -- bending the low-cost game piece to power an interactive whiteboard, a multitouch surface, a head-mounted display ...
To understand Johnny Lee, just take a look at his website. Aside from his Wii Remote hacks -- voted the #1 tech demo of all time by Digg -- you can see all the other places his mind has turned: typography, photography, urban renewal ... to say nothing of his interesting sideline in Little Great Ideas, like the hypnotic "___ will ___ you."
Since earning his PhD from the the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, he's joined the team at Microsoft responsible for Project Natal, a controller-free motion sensing device for the Xbox 360.
"This guy deserves a medal."Cmdr Taco, Slashdot