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Creative Programming – #3 vvvv

Creative Programming - #3 vvvv
vvvv is a hybrid visual/textual programming toolkit for easy prototyping of interactive visual installations and generative art.

Creative Programming – #2 Isadora

Creative Programming - #2 Isadora
Isadora, is a commercial real-time media manipulation toolkit for live performance. It's a great example of bridging the gap between artists and programmers.

LuminAR, a review

LuminAR, a review
LuminAR is a robotic mixed reality interface that evolves the concept of a desk lamp into a compact computing device transforming surfaces and objects into interactive augmented spaces.

A Day Made of Glass

A Day Made of Glass
A vision about how information technology integrated with modern glass surfaces would shape our daily lifes.

Creative Programming – #1 openFrameworks

Creative Programming – #1 openFrameworks
This review on openFrameworks is the first in a series about creative programming toolkits. During my last years as researcher and organiser of a media arts festival I stumbled upon a heap of software tools meant to ease the creation of rich media artworks. Written by artists for artists and mostly released as open-source those...

Finger-precise hand gesture tracking

Finger-precise hand gesture tracking
San Francisco based start-up 3Gear Systems has developed a gesture control system with an astonishing finger-precise tracking. The system uses two Microsoft Kinect sensors facing downwards from above a desk and a new software to track a user's hand gestures.

Digital Natives – 3D printed glitch art

Digital Natives - 3D printed glitch art
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a digital artist experimenting with code, 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. His latest set, Digital Natives, uses everyday items such as toys and bottles that are 3D scanned, creatively distorted and finally 3D printed. His objects will be on display at the 3D Printshow, London, Oct 19-22....

Toward Transparent Telepresence

Toward Transparent Telepresence
A keynote talk by Henry Fuchs recorded at the IEEE ICME 2012 conference gives some insights into current research and future direction of telepresence technology. Watch the entire talk at VideoLectures.net.

Spacetime Concerto

Spacetime Concerto
The international Spacetime Concerto competition is a series of concerts arranged by the University of Newcastle, Australia on 30 November and 2 December, 2012 which use today's technology to perform music across multiple spaces at the same time: Newcastle – Beijing - Linz – Hamilton - Singapore.

Emerging Technology for 2012 and beyond

Emerging Technology for 2012 and beyond
An infographics predicting the potential future of technology development until 2040 has won the Silver Award in the Infographic/Infodesign category at the Information Is Beautiful Awards 2012.

Beam – Remote Presence Bot

Beam - Remote Presence Bot
Suitable Technologies, a start-up from Palo Alto, CA announced Beam, their idea of a 'true remote presence device'. Beam is a human-sized mobile pod equipped with HD cameras, a microphone array, a 17" screen and speakers taking classical video conferencing on the road.

Griffin PowerMate USB Controller

Griffin PowerMate USB Controller
On the search for minimal and at the same time powerful tangible user interfaces I came across Griffin's PowerMate, a USB controller with programmable actions that works under Linux, OSX and Windows.