Perceptual Hackathon report

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MadSci LAB partnered with Intel Perceptual Computing Group to host NYC’s first Perceptual Hackathon. During two days a group a of creative minds and interaction explorers ‘hacked’ Intel’s Perceptual Computing SDK looking for innovative uses and novel interactions. Intel’s Perceptual

NYC Perceptual Hackathon

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The Lab was an early adopter and supporter of Intel’s Perceptual Computing SDK (check our Hand and Finger synthesizer!) so we couldn’t be happier to partner with the Perceptual Computing Group and host NYC’s first Perceptual Hackathon! NYC’s Perceptual Hackathon

Remote Presence Platform

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Remote Presence Experiments from MadSci on Vimeo. The Madsci “Remote Presence” platform is a Lab research project to explore quick, inexpensive, and easy deploying of remote-controlled interactions. Servos, motors, actuators, etc are controlled remotely via web browser. The project is

ofxWeatherBug

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We’ve been playing with data retrieval for dynamic visualizations and passioned about local weather data, so we decided to explore the weatherbug API to retrieve local weather data and to make it even simpler we made a drop-dead easy openframeworks

Beats Space 3D Leap demo

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Beats Space 3D is a gestural and spatial drumkit using the Leap and 3D stereoscopic visuals. Players can create their own drum pads by drawing basic geometries with their fingers, each recognized shape represents a different sound and visual element,

2013 oh so gestural!

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some years ago Oblong amazed the whole world with their Minority Report style interactions – actually Oblong’s founder John Underkoffler consulted for the movie interaction and digital technology (have you seen his talk at TED Conference?). NOt much further in

Intel Perceptual Computing SDK – Demo 001: Hands and Fingers!

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This past September Intel’s perceptual computing group announced the beta version of its SDK together with Interactive Gesture Camera, a small sized depth sensing camera produced by Creative Labs not much bigger than a webcam and focused on close range

Exciting tech from CES 2013

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Like any responsible geeks, we have been watching the streams for new stuff from CES, and we haven’t been disappointed. Here are just a few things that got us excited for great new tech in 2013:   Brookstone and Lilliputian to introduce

sketching Interactive Lighting [ofxDmxUtils]

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here’s a quick demo of some of our adventures with DMX lighting and Interaction. DMX is a communication protocol used for most of the shows and we got a hold of it together with some led par fixtures and moving

Ad Forum 2012 Havas Worldwide event

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Ad Forum 2012 Havas Worldwide AdForum Event in New York. MadSci Labs developed a set of interactive games for the AdForum event, exploring technologies such as Kinect, Multitouch, object recognition, RFID and projection Mapping. The referees were also able to