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  • creativefuture 7:15 pm on March 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creativity, interface, low-cost, medialab, mit, multitouch, tangible   

    Trackmate, originally uploaded by jean … 

    Trackmate, originally uploaded by jeanbaptisteparis.

    Trackmate is an open source initiative to create an inexpensive, do-it-yourself tangible tracking system. The Trackmate Tracker allows any computer to recognize tagged objects and their corresponding position, rotation, and color information when placed on a surface. Trackmate sends all object data via LusidOSC (a protocol layer for unique spatial input devices), allowing any LusidOSC-based application to work with the system..

    Some articles about it in instructables, createdigitalmusic and make magazine.

  • creativefuture 4:08 pm on February 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bishop, cambridgeuk, conference, design, hci, orgatronics, tangible, tei, videoediting   

    Tangible and Embedded Interaction 

    From toys to collaborative work, boardgames to augmented surfaces, the conference TEI 2009 that takes place now in Cambridge UK presents all the latest trends in the domain of tangible interfaces and physical computing. Tom Igoe gave a great keynote this morning about the importance of DownCycling and reusing existing electronic devices with new purposes, like the REWARE project of Hans Christoph Steiner at Eyebeam in Nyc. He talked as well of the PlantR project that uses cellphones to probes soils in order to know what kind of plants can grow at your home, a mobile phone version of EasyBloom.

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