If you think the emerging area of perceptual computing is all hype, take a look at this neat demo from SoftKinetic Studios. The company’s “Solar System” augmented reality demo lets users “hold” the entire universe in their hands. Users can rotate and scale (zoom) the galaxy by moving both hands in unison. With the sun as the center axis, users can rotate around the galaxy by rotating their hands in any direction. To zoom in and out, users need only move their hands closer together or farther apart. If the player brings their hands close together the galaxy will disappear. Opening one’s hands from a closed position will activate a “big-bang” blast radius where the galaxy will reappear.