1. Update: check the 2.0 version! vimeo.com/34824490

    A quick installation prototype Emily and I hooked up with the libfreenect Kinect drivers and ofxKinect. The system is doing skeleton tracking on the arm and determining where the shoulder, elbow, and wrist is, using it to control the movement and posture of the giant funky bird!

    Speed project - made in a day using openFrameworks and libFreenect.

    Concept and Production by Design I/O
    Emily Gobeille - Theo Watson

    3D depth camera for arm tracking, courtesy of Microsoft and the open source / diy community :)

    If you're interested in making projects with the Kinect and openFrameworks check out the addon as it progresses on the OF forums. openframeworks.cc/forum/viewtopic.php?p=24948#p24948

    Also keep an eye on the libfreenect GitHub for latest updates to the driver - github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect/

    # vimeo.com/16985224 Uploaded 720K Plays / / 76 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. For the March 2010 issue of Boards Magazine, Emily Gobeille and I worked with Nexus Productions to develop an interactive cover experience called Rise and Fall. Here is a little preview of the experience.

    You can download the software and the cover from: boardsmag.com/RiseAndFall

    Update: Found out you can buy a copy of the magzine for $7 by emailing - BoardsCustomerCare@boardsmag.com . You can also download the cover as a pdf from the link above.

    The project uses the Ferns library for tracking ( cvlab.epfl.ch/software/ferns/index.php ) and the whole project is open source released under the GPL v2.0 . Grab the source code here: boardsmag.com/RiseAndFall


    Digital Directors:
    Emily Gobeille - zanyparade.com
    Theo Watson - theowatson.com

    Produced by:
    Nexus Productions - nexusproductions.com

    Sound Design:
    MOST Original Soundtracks - m-ost.nl

    Made with openFrameworks - openframeworks.cc
    Using the Ferns library for tracking - cvlab.epfl.ch/software/ferns/index.php

    # vimeo.com/10078874 Uploaded 20.4K Plays / / 28 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. [This video is a slightly expanded version of the one at vimeo.com/3793505. This version contains some extra behind-the-scenes views of the robot's motion planning system.]

    "Double-Taker (Snout)" (interactive installation, 2008) deals in a whimsical manner with the themes of trans-species eye contact, gestural choreography, subjecthood, and autonomous surveillance. The project consists of an eight-foot (2.5m) long industrial robot arm, costumed to resemble an enormous inchworm or elephant's trunk, which responds in unexpected ways to the presence and movements of people in its vicinity. Sited on a low roof above a museum entrance, and governed by a real-time machine vision algorithm, Double-Taker (Snout) orients a supersized googly-eye towards passers-by, tracking their bodies and suggesting an intelligent awareness of their activities. The goal of this kinetic system is to perform convincing "double-takes" at its visitors, in which the sculpture appears to be continually surprised by the presence of its own viewers — communicating, without words, that there is something uniquely surprising about each of us.

    # vimeo.com/21909117 Uploaded 1,099 Plays / / 2 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Working on demos / example apps for a new OpenCV addon.

    Download the app here github.com/downloads/kylemcdonald/ofxCv/DistortionCalibrationExample.zip

    It will give you a .yml file you can use with the addon, or you can feed the parameters directly to cv::undistort().

    # vimeo.com/22708033 Uploaded 3,598 Plays / / 10 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Or, "How to make 'Magic Eye' pictures with your Kinect".

    app kylemcdonald.net/random/ofxAutostereogram.zip
    src github.com/kylemcdonald/ofxAutostereogram

    This app was developed in collaboration with Golan Levin during a short residency at the Studio for Creative Inquiry. studioforcreativeinquiry.org/

    # vimeo.com/21666082 Uploaded 7,124 Plays / / 7 Comments Watch in Couch Mode



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