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Top-Four Real-Time Location Tracking Systems

Top-Four Real-Time Location Tracking Systems
Real-time location tracking techniques are a great tool for advanced media productions. This review presents the top-four professional tracking systems for indoor and outdoor use delivering a tracking precision of down to 15 cm at refresh rates of up to 200 Hz.

Monome – Minimalist Tangible Interfaces

Monome - Minimalist Tangible Interfaces
Monome is a small producer of handcrafted and beautifully designed tangible user interfaces since 2006. Their philosophy is to create simple and versatile tools designed for flexibility and produced with economic and ecological sustainability in mind.

Winscape Free-View Display

Winscape Free-View Display
Winscape is a reactive picture frame and video display from Rationalcraft that adjusts its viewing perspective to the position of a sinlge human observer. This creates a more realistic viewing experience similar to a real window into a remote location.

Creating 3D Models With a Simple Webcam

Creating 3D Models With a Simple Webcam
University of Cambridge researcher Qi Pan has developed a simple and affordable method for constructing virtual three-dimensional (3D) models. First presented at the 20th British Machine Vision Conference in London in 2009 the system may make 3D modeling more accessible in the future.

Microsoft’s Future Vision – Productivity

Microsoft's Future Vision - Productivity
An inspiring video created by Egg Rock Pictures for Microsoft Office Labs shows Microsoft's future vision about user interfaces.

Troika Ranch’s Loopdiver – Oct 18-20, 2012 @ Uferstudios Berlin

Troika Ranch's Loopdiver - Oct 18-20, 2012 @ Uferstudios Berlin
NewYork-based dance company Troika Ranch brings their latest piece 'LoopDiver' to Berlin: Six dancers battle to escape an eerie prison of digital repetition in "loopdiver".

Diesel ‘Liquid Space’ Fashion Show

Diesel 'Liquid Space' Fashion Show
Diesel Fashion show of Summer'08 Preview Collection at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy is a journey through time and liquid space to a futuristic world of bioluminescence, giant mechanic cephalopods, futuristic aquanauts and mysterious galactic polips.

Squarepusher – Sep 30, 2012 @ ASTRA Berlin

Squarepusher - Sep 30, 2012 @ ASTRA Berlin
Tonight Squarepusher (Thomas Jenkinson), WARP Records, presents his new album Ufabulum in Berlin.

Best of Social Media Week Berlin – Sep 2012

Best of Social Media Week Berlin - Sep 2012
Social Media Week is a bi-annual event which just happened from Sep 24-28, 2012 simultaneously in several cities around the world, among others, Berlin. SMW features talks, workshops and networking events around the topic of social networks with a special focus on advertisement and business. Here's my top three talks.

World Opera Production – Dec 2011 @ Tromsø

World Opera Production - Dec 2011 @ Tromsø
A live distributed opera performance of Giovanni Pergolesi's 'La Serva Padrona' produced in collaboration between the University of Tromsø and the Verdione Research Project. The set is split between two locations connected with high-speed network to allow low-latency interactions via 3-channel video and 8-channel audio.

Art.on.Wires Festival 2011 Documentary

Art.on.Wires Festival 2011 Documentary
A 9 min documentary film made by Katrin Beckmann, creativeoffice.us, about the second Art.on.Wires Media Arts Festival in Oslo. The festival is a unique event for Norway's capital where artists, researchers and creative professionals meet once per year to exchange ideas and experiences about tools for new media productions....

Volumetric 360° Display Prototype from Sony

Volumetric 360° Display Prototype from Sony
At Ceatec exhibition 2009 in Tokio Sony presented a prototype of a real volumetric 360° display. The display has a cylindrical form of 27 cm height and 13 cm diameter and can display stereoscopic images at 24bit color depth to multiple users simultaneously.