Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Using Play-Doh as an interface to control digital media

Brendan Dawes is working on an digital media interface that involves adding and subtracting wads of play-doh to controll play speed.
As I twist the Play-Doh and take bits away, the film reacts accordingly in real-time. Add too much Play-Doh and the film rapidly speeds up. An intimate connection is made between the user and the media. Every action has a reaction in the digital space. No scary buttons to press. No instructions to read. It's just Play-Doh.

Found Via Pasta and Vinegar

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

MK12 Guided By Voices Video

MK12 convinces me, once again, that not only are they mad geniuses, they are the cream 'o the crop. Guided By Voices Video

They avoid contrived 3d elements, have amazing transitions, and overall brilliant design. I especially like the 'print' look applied to the shots. These guys are getting better at telling stories, too.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Home Movie Night

Video Thing'er Bohus Blahut has started a video blog of his own: Home Movie Night. Looks great so far!

Every week we will feature a different home movie taken from 8mm, super 8, or 16mm film. Every film we share has been shot by amateurs, and many never have been seen by more than a few people.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005

$80 camcorder for kids - Engadget -

Vidster is Mattel's shot at the video-for-kids market, and I'll be interested to see if anybody comes up with any innovative hacks for it. It shoots at 320 x 240 resolution at 15 fps and connects to a PC via USB (Mattel included some custom editing software in the package). It's got 32mb of memory on board but it's expandable to 512. Not much more impressive than my phone, really.. but ever since the Pixelvision I am a sucker for this kind of stuff.

Thanks Peter!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

DeCorp: FlatWire / Flat Wire Video Cable Product Listing and Pictures

Everybody has already probably seen these on BoingBoing, but they're still awesome enough to post again, Flat, paint over video cables fow walls, including component video connections. Practically invisible without having to stick holes in your walls.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

3D HDTV, no glasses required - Engadget

From Engadget:
Newsight Corporation has developed a technique for displaying HDTV in 3D without the need for wearing special glasses.
The technique uses software processing to pass HD video streams through a converter chip that creates eight stereo
views on-the-fly. When a filter is applied to project each of the eight views in a slightly different direction on an
LCD monitor, the human eye picks up the different scenes and composites them into a coherent three-dimensional view.