A reflection on What it means to be creative.
Original music by Palmer Taylor blackdoveaudio.com
Featuring the Flip phone.
Flip phone is based on a concept concieved during a 6 week long workshop done by my self Kristian Ulrich Larsen, Ewa Sendecka, Jeppe Vestergård and Victoria Kusk. It was then developed further for a semester by me Kristian Ulrich Larsen as part of my MA program at Kolding school of design dskd.dk
This was my thesis work at the Politecnico di Torino, 2010.
It was the development of some tools with ActionScript 3.0 and Adobe Flash CS3 which could be used for the development of apps for multitouch interfaces.
The screen was already built, I just had to develop the software part.
The screen uses IR light and has a modified camera in the back to capture the image. Then a a tracker software, developed by the NUI group, identifies the touch points and sends the information to an application based on the TUIO protocol.
In Flash, an additional library was used, Touchlib, which extracts the information sent by the tracker and defines some simple touch events. My work started at this point
The components were developed as .FLA, which enables to work the same way as the standard Flash components and to install them in any other computer.
Human Pixel Live Performance #2/2 at DEJ 2009, during Fuorisalone in Milan, Italy - 2009/04/26.
I ♥ Ps (Photoshop), Pr (Premiere), Ae (After Effects), Ai (Illustrator), Id (InDesign), Fl (Flash), Fx (Flex),
I ♥ CS4 (Creative Suite 4), by Adobe.
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PIXEL PHOTOGRAPHER: Paolo Baccolo | tooimage.net
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I got obsessed with doing some good old fashioned 8 bit animations. I haven't done those since the good old Amiga days. So last week I downloaded a small freeware program called GraphicsGale and got busy on it. And it is so much fun.
Main part of the fun is the fact that the limited resolution leaves you with a way faster and more intuitive work flow. And limited animation has an old school feel to them - which further reduces your time schedule. Because of the primitive state of the program I do miss some tools from time to time.