Category Archives: Art and Creativity

Sixth Sense by Pranav Mistry

What’s fascinating about this project is less of the technology than the new form of user interaction that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of this wearable device. The later half of the talk gives a preview of some of these gestures Pranav have designed.

TED Talk
Website: http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/

One Frame of Fame – Rebuilding a MTV one frame at a time

The concept is strikingly simple: a short video clip is put online and each audience is allowed to replace one of the frames with an imitation of their own. Monkey see monkey do in front of their web cams. The result is interesting, see it in action at oneframeoffame.com

This work reminds me of an earlier piece by Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima where they asked 10,000 independent unsuspecting users to paint a tiny portion of a USD$100 bill. The finished image can be bought for charity at tenthousandcents.com

The Third and the Seventh

A beautiful piece exploring architecture through photography, view in full screen and turn up your speakers to do it justice.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

And after staring in awe at the jaw dropping images while wondering what camera he was using, watch the making-of:

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

The Eco Zoo

Online 3d has always been mired by long loading times or unresponsive interface. The thing that caught me was how the author of this site, Masayuki Kido, has taken that apparent limitation and used it to his advantage by combining low poly models with a beautiful cut out style. The illustrations, character designs and witty dialog are are wonderful too, leaving me wanting for more after exploring all the sections. Of course, expect nothing less from the winner of the FWA Site of the year 2008.

Check it out at http://ecodazoo.com/

Cool Japanese 3d Flash

The site is in japanese but that shouldn’t harm your experience a bit. Click through the 10 questions and have your robot generated, then watch it move around and fight with other robots. The algorithm that moves them and animate the legs is intriguing, and the interface looks clean and polished, typical japanese design.

http://www.verbatim.jp/senshuken/

Created by IMG SRC/Non-GridKaibutsu, and Masayuki Kido

New Indie game – Trauma

Chanced upon this indie game which had a game visual similar to that of microsoft’s photosynth demo.

Of course it only looks similar on the surface, the underlying technology seems much different in the sense that its unlikely the engine will arrange and stitch your photos in 3d. Having said that, the game play looks interesting enough.

Source: http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2009/11/trailer_trauma_krystian_majews.html