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    • Golan Levin's AMA Video Uses Experimental 3D Cinema


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      Golan Levin is a creator, performer, innovator, engineer and MIT graduate whose work has been seen around the world, and FITC gave you the opportunity to ask him anything via Reddit. Golan has answered your questions in the video below, which was created by James George (@obviousjim) and Jonathan Minard (@deepspeedmedia), artists-in-residence at Golan's lab who are researching new forms of experimental 3D cinema. The work of James George and Jonathan Minard explores the notion of "re-photography", in which otherwise frozen moments in time may be visualized from new points of view. Despite the sometimes wildly moving camera, the video was in fact shot with a stationary Kinect-like depth sensor coupled to a digital SLR video camera. To compose their shots, the filmmakers developed custom openFrameworks software that aligns and combines color video and depth data into a dynamic sculptural relief. In a process of "virtual cinematography", James and Jonathan rephotographed Golan's 3D likeness — selecting new angles, dollying, and zooming — to compose new perspectives on the data as if playing a video game. Fixed camerawork is thus transformed into a malleable and negotiable post-process, in which shots can be carefully recomposed to highlight and inflect different latent meanings. This experiment developed out of concepts and collaborations born at Art && Code, a conference on 3D sensing and visualization organized by Golan's laboratory, the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. Artist-hackers assembled to explore the artistic, technical, tactical and cultural potentials of low-cost depth sensors, such as the Kinect. As an outcome of the conference, James George, a creative coder interested in cinema, and Jonathan Minard, a documentary filmmaker interested in new-media technology, are now collaborating on the development of open-source tools and techniques for augmenting high-resolution video with depth information. Don't miss Golan Levin at FITC Amsterdam 2012, he'll be presenting Machine Code and Visual Culture.

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      • littleBits intro


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        littleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to move electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to those of artists, makers and designers. www.ayahbdeir.com/littleBits a project by Ayah Bdeir (www.ayahbdeir.com) and Smart Design (www.smartdesignworldwide.com) with the support of: Eyebeam Open Lab (www.eyebeam.org) design and implementation: Ayah Bdeir and Jeff Hoefs many thanks: Jeff Sturges

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        • Henry Jenkins on Transmedia - November 2008


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          Henry Jenkins is the director, Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT. In this viral-info-snack he discusses the power of media in a 21 century trans-mediated world. A world where converging technologies and cultures give rise to a new media landscape. Directed by Nikos Katsaounis

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          • MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone


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            Get yours at makeymakey.com Make a piano out of bananas, play Mario on Play Dough, let your kitty take a picture of herself. This is a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everything inbetween.

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            • Quasar 5


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              A promotional viral made by Ram Singh ( http://ramnation.wordpress.com/ ) and Ishan Upadhyay ( http://experign.co.cc/ ) for the annual design festival of MIT Institute of Design

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              • Etching Sand Castles On A Single Grain Of Sand


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                After four years of experimentation, Photographer Vik Muniz and designer Marcelo Coelho successfully created microscopic drawings of castles on single grains of sand. Take an in-depth look into the advanced and archaic processes and inspirations behind these revolutionary micro-masterpieces. http://vikmuniz.net http://www.cmarcelo.com/ Read more: http://bit.ly/1dQzUUK ___ SUBSCRIBE to The Creators Project Newsletter: http://bit.ly/HhxuUN ___ The Creators Project is a partnership between Intel and VICE: http://thecreatorsproject.com/ ___ Check out our full video catalog: http://vimeo.com/TheCreatorsProject Facebook: http://fb.com/thecreatorsproject Twitter: http://twitter.com/creatorsproject Tumblr: http://thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com/

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                • Beyond – Collapsible Input Device for Direct 3D Manipulation beyond the Screen


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                  What would it be like to reach into a screen and manipulate virtual objects as in real world. We present Beyond, a novel collapsible input device for direct 3D manipulation. When pressed against a screen, Beyond collapses in the physical world and extends into the digital space of the screen, such that users can have an illusion that they are inserting the tool into the virtual space. Beyond allows users to directly interact with 3D media, avoiding inconsistencies of input and output without having to wear special glasses. Users can select, draw, and sculpt in 3D virtual space and seam- lessly transition between 2D and 3D manipulation. We de- scribe detailed interaction techniques, implementation and application scenarios focused on geometric design and pro- totyping.

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                  • Blam


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                    • Urban Hero Sports Hero Feet


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                      Urban Hero makes Superlegs for thrill-seeking city people looking for something fun to do. Check out urbanherosports.com and sign up to try them in Boston. Over the course of a day, the Superlegs video was shot around Boston (with the exception of slow motion shots that were shot in Las Vegas) Shot by Hartley Abdekalimi and Anna Gerstenfeld (except the Vegas shots were filmed by Jeffrey Jay of Red Filmwerks) Edited by Anna Gerstenfeld Score by Aldon Baker and Patrick Senense

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