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
This year over at the International CES conference, Vuzix debuted a functional prototype for its Smart Glasses industrial class monocular display . A special lens attached to a proprietary display driver that produces a bright, 1.4mm holographic picture for one of your peepers. According to Vuzix, the lenses were the fruit of a DARPA project, and could allow soldiers involved in air-to-surface operations to track jets, check their ordinance and mark targets for destruction. The military / industrial monocle will go on sale in Q3 of 2012 for somewhere between $2500-3000.
BigDog, the robotic pooch climbs around in the woods, keeps its balance when kicked and when slipping on ice, travels through snow and mud, jogs 5 mph, and climbs some rubble and stone like its a Sunday walk on the beach, good puppy.
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.
The team (Jason McDermott and Liam Ryan (of Arup) and Frank Maguire) designed Social Firefly, a community of friendly intelligent lights that influence one another. The fireflies are programmed to respond to light from their neighbors, popular fireflies become highly influential, whilst isolated fireflies must work harder to reach their friends. By shining lights on to the fireflies, audience members speak the same language and influence the interaction between community members. Text by Creative Application Network.