More about Dune and the guys who did it, have a look here
More about this at the research site
The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. The project came from Colenso BBDO, the agency for V energy drink. Producer Joel Little (Kids of 88, Goodnight Nurse) created the music, musician/tech wiz James Hayday broke the track down and wrestled it into Ableton, and Paul Sanderson of Fugitive built the tech to control the music with the help of Mike Delucci. I also helped with the music side of the tech and built the visuals software with motion graphics warlocks Matt von Trott and Jonny Kofoed of Assembly. Assembly also produced and directed the music video. Hip-hop/tap dancer Josh Cesan was the ‘Motion Artist’ tasked with playing the machine and Zoe Macintosh of Thick As Thieves documented the process. Heaps of other people were involved along the way. It was a true collaboration, with everyone contributing ideas and energy to the process. Copy by Custom-logic
One of my new fave company’s out there to look out for I must say is SuperUber. They have some fun ideas and visuals.
Here is the Minas Gerais – Vale Memorial they did in Belo Horizonte November 2010.
“The Minas Gerais – Vale Memorial concept, in Belo Horizonte, presents the state’s history using multimedia and interactive resources. The building opened in november 2010 and was restored according to Gringo Cardia’s project. The Memorial’s technology director is Russ Rive – CEO and CTO of SuperUber – responsible for the research and technology strategy that made possible the Museum’s original interactions. The Memorial is part of the Liberdade Square Cultural Circuit, project that counts with 10 different cultural centers and offers knowledge, art, science and entertainment to people. Two examples of museums in the Circuit are the Mines and Metal Museum and the TIM UFMG Knowledge Center, both having SuperUber’s works. The interactive project of the Memorial has a sophisticated technology set up for a large museum, with over 30 rooms. The innovative interfaces are specially made for the text, videos, animations and sounds of the Museum. The project also includes some interfaces where people can access content through iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Here are a few featured installations:
Modernism Room – a large projected multitouch table, about modernism in Minas Gerais, Brazil and the world.
Rock art room – electronic sensors and interactive animations show the ancient rock art drawings in movement.
Minas Gerais Farm room – projection mapping with images made by Minas Gerais artist Humberto Mauro, projected onto typical objects from a farm.” copy from site
A simple yet beautiful Kinect tracking experience with low fly projection.
An interactive galaxy swing by Lab212
Hailed by The Australian as the country’s best modern dance company, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move dazzles audiences with its use of site-specific installations and interactive sound and light technologies. Obarzanek’s avant-garde performances explore the tensions between the rational world we live in and richness of our imagination.
Text By Hymnode
“”Little Magic Stories” is the latest project by Chris O’Shea, with aim to encourage children to use their creativity to bring stories to life. The installation allows them to create a performance from within their imagination, on stage, in front of an audience of family and friends.” Text by Creative Application Network
Chris achieved all this by using the Musion Eyeliner holographic projection system, An Xbox Kinect camera and the software used was C++, openFrameworks, openCV and Box2D.
In today’s day and age, if it’s not personalized, its not worth it. Everything from web experiences to cars we drive, we want to be “linked in”. But what happens when movies like “Minority Report” becomes a reality? We all use to “Big Brother” keeping an eye on us, everything from traffic cams to street and building security cameras. It’s already a part of our environment.
Japan has been combining those cams with facial recognition technology to make advertising about you and they working on this concept of marketing to becoming a standard. This video by NEC Tech. demonstrates the reality that is already happening.
Link to view video – Video
For those who know, the Xbox Kinect is awesome but not only to play Dance Central or Kinect Sports but some really smart people out there has hacked this beautiful piece of tech. and has done some really fun things. Lets look at some of the cool hacks that those smart people have done.
Controlling A Humanoid Robot
Transform yourself to Ultra Seven by kamehameha
Dragon Ball Z by kamehameha
Interactive Ribbon Portal by PixelProject (yup that’s us)
Depth-sculpting strobe light
Nipple Tracker (One of my faves)
And just to prove that this fun toy can also be used for more tech. related subjects
Hacked Kinect Controls Windows 7