In this workshop the participants will build a small multitouch screen out of a cheap webcam and a cardboard box which they can take home for further experiments. They will also learn how to use Community Core Vision, an open source software which does touchtable related computer vision.
Date: Saturday Nov. 10th 2012
Time: 1PM to 5PM
Fee (including materials): RMB 250 (Please pay by cash at the workshop)
Location: XinCheJian, 2F 1035 Changle Rd. (corner Wulumuqi Rd.)
Requirements for this workshop:
- Laptop with MacOS/Windows/Linux
Nice to bring:
- If you have, bring your PS Eye Cam or any other webcam
- If you have, bring a Windows laptop. This workshop is more hardware based but i will show some apps interaction techniques within vvvv which is windows only.
- If you have, bring along your mini/pico projector
Included in the workshop:
- Cardboard Box
- Picture Frame or Acrylic Glass
About the instructor
Partick Jost (elektromeier) born 1975 in switzerland. Like many boys at his age he became addicted to computers early, playing around on the commodore amiga, and developed an interest for computer graphics.
He did a basic art&design education 1997-1999 in the cities of St.Gallen and Basel Switzerland. He worked as an industrial printer from 2000-2004.
In 2003 he come to vvvv for vjing purposes. At that time he allready knew graphical patching applications for music generations like pd and reaktor, and he was very exited that something like this existed for computer graphics.
Since 2008 he decided to work fully as a freelancer and make his living just with vvvv patching. He worked for the following companies & brands:
“wir machen bunt GmbH” Hamburg Germany, “interactive scape GmbH” Berlin Germany, “q-bus Mediatektur GmbH” Berlin Germany, “Mindstorms Ltd” London UK, “Peyote” Vienna Austria, “Habegger AG” Zürich Switzerland, “dot dot dot srl” Milano Italy. Brands: BMW,Audi,Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Vertu, Farnell, Holland Casinos, Sheraton Hotel Bratislava, Swiss Tourism Board, Eaton Europe, Alstom Europe, X-Factor UK, Ciroc Vodka UK, Domus Magazine Italy, Austrian Pavillion Shangai Expo, Atlantis Ressort Bahamas, Glennmorangie Whiskey China.
What is vvvv?
vvvv is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously. Responsible for its development is the vvvv group. More on http://vvvv.org/