I´m actually working on a makeover of the cmatch game cube. Here a shot from the
3D Orientation Sensor FC-30.
In these days there are millions of pictures already taken. Especially pictures showing places of touristic interest. Mutable postcards takes advantage of this large picture pool and rethinks the good old picture postcard.
When you go on a trip e.g. to Berlin and have the wish to show your family and friends at home where you have been you now can send a mutable postcard. Normal postcards are a non-mutable print product. Most of them show one place and one point of view at a time. Sometimes the editors put together a few pictures even from different points in time. Mutable postcards brings this idea to a new quality. A mutable postcard itself only shows a black and white pattern and the name of the landmark connected with the card. If you go online, start the mutable postcards webapp and hold the in front of your webcam, the postcard reveals its full information. The webapp maps different pictures of the connected landmark on the postcard and shows them on the two-dimensional surface in three-dimensional space. The pictures are randomly taken from flickr, so you will get multiple viewpoints and pictures from varying points in time or even pictures showing events of the day.
Ones again Cmatch will be shown at the AMAZE-FESTIVAL. Check out the website for more details.
A MAZE. celebrates the convergence of computer games and art. Computer games are based on more than new technologies, they present a way of life surpassing the basics of fun and gameplay. Our ambition is to present and support playful and creative experimentations with this multi-dimensional medium.
“Spielen ist Experimentieren mit dem Zufall”, – to play is to experiment with chance, as the poet Novalis formulated – it can be as easy as that!
Snapshot UdK 09
„My, You & I“ – Vernetzt, verbunden, verknotet…
Zum DMY, International Design Festival Berlin 2009, setzt designtransfer die Arbeitsstruktur der MySpace–YouTube-iPod-Generation als Themenschwerpunkt und zeigt aktuelle Design-Projekte aus der Universität der Künste Berlin.
Moving shadow will be shown from the 2.06.09 till 18.06.09 at the designmai exhibition at the designtransfer. Opening event will the 4.06.09 at 6pm.
So see you all there.
ICYS TK 5000
Our basic motivation was to build a robot, capable of perceiving its surroundings and reacting accordingly.
These assumptions lead to the “ICYS TK 5000″ robot. It disputes with the ever-growing surveillance in urban space. Everywhere you go, you are being tracked and data is stored. The aim is direct confrontation. How does it feel to be tracked?
ICYS is equipped with a high-resolution camera, enabling it to perceive its surroundings. A custom designed face-tracking software allows the robot to recognize people and produce mug shots. For every spotted person, the robot automatically logs the time and the geo-coordinates via GPS.
The gathered information is printed on little stickers. Those stickers are adhered directly to the ground, thus leaving a distinctive trace of people moving through the city.
Due to the nature of the thermopaper the stickers also have a limited lifespan. The information fades over time because of heat, light and weather.
For the ICSY TK 5000 prototype we used a vacuum cleaner robot as the base.
It is controlled by two microcontrollers. A small computer inside is responsible for face-detection and printing.
The printing assembly in the base of the robot consists of a hacked GameBoy thermoprinter together with a sophisticated contraption to peel the stickers off the transfer paper and stick them to the ground.
A servo-controlled webcam tracks people’s faces with the help of the “OpenCV Library”. All software for the robot was custom coded.
Progress documentation: http://udk.rgbdeluxe.de/category/icys-tk500/