Princess Leia's hologram message has already been recreated with Kinect. So Jens and i chose Han Solo frozen in carbonite. This is an experiment with Kinect and Processing. People in front of it are posing like Han Solo and get frozen in 3D. We are already exporting the 3D models for 3D printing. So stay tuned. The software will be open source soon if anyone is interested. Thanks to Sabine, Patrick, Manuel and Ianto for posing. Daniel Shiffman for the openkinect library. And NIN's creative commons album "The Slip". Success! BoingBoing Make Blog Shapeways Kotaku The Creators Project Download the application (OS X) and source code (Processing): http://dev.m05.de/carbonite/CarboniteP5.zip This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Flickr Album of the 3D Prints: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14758053@N02/sets/72157629011638561/ Keys: Record: Space Restart Capture (Kinect): c Restrict depth of Kinect: q: minDepth += 10 a: minDepth -= 10 w: maxDepth += 10 s: maxDepth -= 10 Cut left and right: f: cut_l -= 5 g: cut_l += 5 v: cut_r -= 5 b: cut_r += 5 Move camera in z: +: move_z += 10 -: move_z -= 10 Move model in z: e: model_z += 10 d: model_z -= 10
There are the first experiments with Arduino LilyPad, Persistence of Vision (POV) and my dog. When its running the flickering LEDs are writing words in the dark. I used my old POV example for Arduino. Next is the Bluetooth connection to my Android Nexus S to change the words.
A thought about technology dependency: The victim sits on the cobblestones clutching his aching temples. What happened? he wonders. The universe is a brightly colored blur of fast-moving shapes augmented by deafening noises. His ear-mounted cameras are rebooting repeatedly: They panic every eight hundred milliseconds, whenever they realize that they're alone on his personal area network without the comforting support of a hub to tell them where to send his incoming sensory feed. Two of his mobile phones are bickering moronically, disputing ownership of his grid bandwidth, and his memory ... is missing. A tall blond clutching an electric chainsaw sheathed in pink bubble wrap leans over him curiously: "you all right?" she asks. "I –" He shakes his head, which hurts. "Who am I?" Accelerando by Charles Stross http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelerando/accelerando.html
“If I were better at this sort of thing,” said Hollis, “I’d start by telling you about my book. It’s about locative art.” “I don’t know the term,” Meredith said. “It’s what they’re calling augmented reality now,” said Hollis, “but art. It’s been around since before the iPhone started to become the default platform." Zero History, William Gibson