Archive for the ‘Idea’ Category

Kinect + Projector experiments

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Using Padé projection mapping to calibrate Kinect’s 3D world with a projector.

  1. Using the kinect camera, we can scan a 3D scene in realtime.
  2. Using a video projector, we can project onto a 3D scene in realtime.

Combining these, we re-project images onto geometry to create a new technique for augmented reality

Previous videos (for process)

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The pipeline is:

  1. Capture Depth at CameraXY (OpenNI)
  2. Convert to image of WorldXYZ
  3. Pade transformation to create WorldXYZ map in ProjectorXY
  4. Calculate NormalXYZ  map in ProjectorXY
  5. Guassian Blur X of NormalXYZ in ProjectorXY
  6. Guassian Blur Y of NormalXYZ in ProjectorXY
  7. Light calculations on NormalXYZ, WorldXYZ maps in ProjectorXY

Dance Dance

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Box Animation

Monday, March 8th, 2010

It’s amazing!!!

Sonnenzimmer

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Chicago’s Sonnenzimmer is a collaboration between Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Part print shop, part art studio, part design firm, Sonnenzimmer approaches every job with a steady and and a unique eye. Their unusual style–a mix between handmade color play and the less-is-more aesthetic of Swiss modernism–has built a small but dedicated following to the studio. In this Shoestring portrait, Nick and Nadine talk about the the power of collaboration, the struggle to break even, and the importance of independence.

OK Go – This too shall pass

Monday, March 8th, 2010
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This music video is super! So lovely to see all funny mechanism and plans! I can imagine how happy they must have been when it ended. :)

Tell me what’s been done before

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

In GMail, Google has an amazing knack for advertising products that are relevant to the email that you’re writing. They have a system that analyses the language of what you’re typing and looks up related information in their database.

What if we apply this idea to a users own content, so that work they have previously produced is ‘advertised’ to them as they write their documents, forum posts, blog entires.

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