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Most of my bloggish activity will be on Google+ from now on…

I’m finding google plus more practical for just popping in little articles and sharing interesting links so this blog will probably freeze until circumstances change. Here’s the link to the google+ page: https://plus.google.com/110965621888529701713/posts there’s a summary without pictures in the … Continue reading

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Kinect colored smoke test

https://vimeo.com/42034276

I’m messing with Kinect in TouchDesigner. I promise a 2 -player version tomorrow. Just wasn’t anyone still awake to share with 🙂

The right hand’s Z location in world space controls the size of the colour patch but the x y location is tracked in screen space so it stays consistent along the z axis (otherwise it would be in real-world distance vertically and horizontally which would change in terms of screen locations.)

The left hand moves up and down to change the hue; left and right to control value; forward and back to control saturation of the colour.It also works with two people.

At the moment, the left hand u and v locations are tracked relative to the screen but it would make more sense to have them relative to each player’s torso then the colour changes would be consistent for a gesture no matter where each player is at the time.

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Oobject features a gallery of Dieter Rams designs for Braun. I gather Apple product design was partly inspired by this guy.

Oobject features a gallery of Dieter Rams designs for Braun. I gather Apple product design was partly inspired by this guy. (although the link is broken at this particular moment) so here’s a video of Dieter in action…

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“Announcing the 2012 Arts/Science Residency program at the National University of Singapore

“Announcing the 2012 Arts/Science Residency program at the National University of Singapore. Selected artists will be invited to spend 1 month living on the NUS campus, engaging with students and the local arts community as they conduct projects exploring and … Continue reading

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Reality is Plenty – Kevin Slavin critiques augmented reality as it is currently served up

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The last captive Thylacine died yesterday afternoon, 75 years ago.

I’m not buying the ‘thylacine’ footage at the beginning but the archival stuff is fascinating and sad. The only remotely good news is that, during an inventory of specimens, The Australian Museum found that they had several foetuses preserved in … Continue reading

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Guardian article about climate change and Australia’s deeply compromised journalists… “… the editor-in-chief of the Australian, Chris Mi

Guardian article about climate change and Australia’s deeply compromised journalists… “Australia’s climate scientists expose shock-jock distortion tactics” “… the editor-in-chief of the Australian, Chris Mitchell, received the “JN Pierce award for media excellence for leading the newspaper’s coverage of climate … Continue reading

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