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Be Square: Conference talks from web designers and developers

Be Square: Conference talks from web designers and developers

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ARart by Kei Shiratori

Augmented Reality project brings classic art to life in charming ways (as well as book illustrations and musical records - video embedded below:

ARART from kei shiratori on Vimeo.

ARART is an application that breathes life into objects. When overlaying ARART onto a well-known masterpiece, a new story will unfold, as if time trapped inside the painting had been stirred alive.
The system of ARART detects the picture which analyzed the image and was registered beforehand at the same time it displays the image of a back camera on a screen as it is.
And display it that a picture of the reality world transforms it by putting a different image on top of one another depending on the image which a system detected.
The pictures to detect are natural drawings, such as not a mark like QR Code but a photograph, and an illustration.
Enjoy a whole new experience by overlaying ARART onto various objects that make up this world.

I thought I encountered this piece independently, but no, Creative Applications found it first, because, well, they’re brilliant … and they have a few more details:

The app was created using Vuforia Augmented Reality SDK and is available from the AppStore for free.

In theory, then, you could try this app out on reproductions you may have.

You can check out the project’s site here (in both English and Japanese) - also, Kei has a Tumblr blog here

[Also, I know designboom created a gif to accompany their entry on this work, pretty much identical to the top one I have made here. No intention of ripping them off, but the guy who posted it {rodrigo db} imitated my post on the Hyper-Matrix post - we’re even]

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thenextweb:

Ted Nadeau‘s career is a good example of the evolution of publishing; after a decade managing digital content for major magazine publishers in the US, such as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Hearst Magazines, he is now the President and COO of Style Coalition, which connects influencers with brands. (via Ted Nadeau: Content Has Changed, and Advertising Has to Adapt)


detail on Circle

detail on Circle

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Hands-Free Videophone 

Prototype from Japan worn as glasses, with cameras INSIDE it capture and project real-time facial information onto a 3D avatar - via DigInfo:

NTT Docomo has developed the Hands-Free Videophone, which enables video calls without having to hold the camera. This is part of docomo’s research on creating future glasses-type devices.

The Hands-Free Videophone captures the user’s face with three cameras in each of the left and right sides of the frames. The video sent to the other person is created by combining the pictures with a pre-rendered 3D model of the users face.

“Each camera has 720p resolution, and a fish-eye lens, with a 180-degree field of view. This is the High Definition picture currently being captured in real time. If you look at the face, you can see it’s really distorted, because the fish-eye lens is so close. The distortion is compensated, and the picture is combined with a 3D model of the person in the computer. Currently, priority is given to the part around the eyes. As you can see when the man closes his eyes, the eyelids and the corners of the eyes appear quite realistic. Such a level of realism is hard to achieve with models like CG-based avatars, where parts are overlaid on the face.”

More at DigInfo here

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springwise:

App enables musician to control concert lighting and sound through crowd’s smartphones
We recently saw digital audience participation in action with the Stanley Piano, an automaton organ which takes requests from Twitter. Now musician Dan Deacon is taking over the smartphones of fans at his live performances to turn them into part of the show. READ MORE…

springwise:

App enables musician to control concert lighting and sound through crowd’s smartphones

We recently saw digital audience participation in action with the Stanley Piano, an automaton organ which takes requests from Twitter. Now musician Dan Deacon is taking over the smartphones of fans at his live performances to turn them into part of the show. READ MORE…

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thenextweb:

Avatr*, a social photography app that focuses on auto-portraits, and seems to have what it take to go viral. Since its soft launch on the iPhone last month, it has already been downloaded over 100,000 times, its team told us when we met in Mexico City last week. To get started with Avatr*, all you have to do is to take a picture of yourself. While it may look vain on other platforms, one of Avatr*’s advantages is that it takes the embarrassment out of it, since its whole purpose is to share self-portraits. (via Photography App Avatr* Makes Self-Portraits Social)

thenextweb:

Avatr*, a social photography app that focuses on auto-portraits, and seems to have what it take to go viral. Since its soft launch on the iPhone last month, it has already been downloaded over 100,000 times, its team told us when we met in Mexico City last week. To get started with Avatr*, all you have to do is to take a picture of yourself. While it may look vain on other platforms, one of Avatr*’s advantages is that it takes the embarrassment out of it, since its whole purpose is to share self-portraits. (via Photography App Avatr* Makes Self-Portraits Social)

thenextweb:

Today on Reddit a picture of a Russian newspaper is causing quite the stir. Instead of images, the paper contains, printed I remind you, broken picture placeholders. The effect is a hilarious blending of the physical and the virtual. And Russian. From the excellent Juffin: So, just what is going on? No, this isn’t some sort of epic accident. Instead, according to fellow Redditor ‘shadeunder,’ the entire exercise is a method to point out to readers how “a picture says more than a thousand words.” The paper itself is having a photography contest, which this day’s edition promotes. (via Newspaper Prints Broken Links)

thenextweb:

Today on Reddit a picture of a Russian newspaper is causing quite the stir. Instead of images, the paper contains, printed I remind you, broken picture placeholders. The effect is a hilarious blending of the physical and the virtual. And Russian. From the excellent Juffin: So, just what is going on? No, this isn’t some sort of epic accident. Instead, according to fellow Redditor ‘shadeunder,’ the entire exercise is a method to point out to readers how “a picture says more than a thousand words.” The paper itself is having a photography contest, which this day’s edition promotes. (via Newspaper Prints Broken Links)