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

Multiple NCF Readers

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Download the code or see the schematic For a recent lab project, we needed to be able to read NFC tags from 12 readers at once. Strong Link makes affordable NFC readers that use I2C communication. The model we use is the SL018 which Marc

Smart Passes at Vimeo Festival

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For this year’s Vimeo Festival, MadSci partnered with NYU Vimeo Fellows and some of Vimeo’s developers to create a “Smart Pass” system. The system uses NFC technology that the lab is constantly innovating. With your pass Vimeo Smart Pass you

First MadSci Labs Class

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We held our first MadSci Labs internal class last Thursday: Introduction to physical computing with the Arduino. Fourteen or so creatives,  interactive motion developers and web developers spent a few hours learning all about the Arduino platform. Thanks to Michael

Multi Projector Installations – Perfection is pricey, but “pretty darn good” is affordable

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One of the coolest features of Euro RSCG New York’s MadSci Lab is its 30 foot projection wall. We started out naively enamored with the potential for a large screen display using commodity short throw projectors and a NVIDIA Surround

How to Record 3D in 3D

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The other day we were playing with our Labs new Passive LG 3D TV and our 3D video Camera (Sony HDR-T10) and I wondered “Can we record 3D in 3D?”. So we took a pair of Real3D glasses taken home

The Android Game Changer

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NO it doesn’t have 200 new features, and a 10 mega pixel camera, 7x faster graphics YES it is capable of wifi, bluetooth, and 3G YES it has an accelerometer, compass, and a camera for video and still YES it

Android: The Future Everything

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I just returned from a trip out west for O’Riley’s Android Open conference. The conference was not just about Android mobile devices. It was about the entire ecosystem of technology that exists around Android from open source, to hardware, to