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