Spotlight: Hardware

2013-06-08 00:00:00 2013-06-08 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Hardware The physical world and the digital world will soon be indistinguishable. The demand for bringing digital interactive experiences into something tangible continues to grow and that is in great part due to the accessible technology emerging which can support such a thing. 3D printing and micro-controllers mean… Toronto FITC Toronto



Most of us experience the world through sight, and increasingly, computers are too. Computer vision and other sensor-based technologies are turning our interactions with software into a more ambient and responsive relationship than ever before. As designers, artists, and programmers, we had better make those relationships mean something.
I’m going to walk you through some of the tools you can use to help your software see: such as openCV, Microsoft Kinect, and OpenFrameworks. We’ll go through the how, why, and when to use those tools, and apply them in the design and implementation of an interactive environment.