The right perspective is necessary to read the message. Blink, don’t blink.
My latest experiment with dot matrix light installations. It’s much simpler than Shadow Meadow and Fireflies. I am working with only two layers of dots instead of a random number of layers. Thus i don’t need to calculate reverse 3D projection.
The pixels of the 5×3 dot matrix type are arranged in two layers on a grid. Thus they are only readable from a position in front of them. Viewed from other position looks like random arranged light dots of a led chain.
Thanks to the solar led chain blnk can be placed anywhere. It charges by day and glows by night.
Solar LED chain (20 â‚¬)
Metal grid (5 â‚¬)
Ping pong balls (12 â‚¬)
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”.
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 â€“” He shakes his head, which hurts. “Who am I?”
â€œIf I were better at this sort of thing,â€ said Hollis, â€œIâ€™d start by telling you about my book. Itâ€™s about locative art.â€
â€œI donâ€™t know the term,â€ Meredith said.
â€œItâ€™s what theyâ€™re calling augmented reality now,â€ said Hollis, â€œbut art. Itâ€™s been around since before the iPhone started to become the default platform.”
Zero History, William Gibson
Wikileaks just released a huge database of classified front reports from the Iraq War. I was first disappointed that they did not release a database dump like with theÂ AfghanÂ War Logs where they provided CSV and SQL files.
Diary Dig JSON API
But the Diary Dig JSON API is much more powerful for web mashups. There is no full API documentation. But it works as simple as adding “json” to the URL of aÂ Wikileaks Iraq War Logs Explorer query. All the parameters for your search are located in the navigation on the left side.