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Gesture Recognition and Dance

Posted by on Oct 20, 2006 in Blog, Emerging Science and Technology, Interactive Video, Technology and Art | Comments Off on Gesture Recognition and Dance

Recently premiered at the Tate Modern,? the performance piece “Echo” generates a pointcloud via gesture recognition technologies that both represents the dancer’s movements and interacts with them.? According to the developers, the team,? UnitedVisualArtists, used an LED screen, the Lighthouse R10 LED screen, 8m wide by 11m high along with Point Grey Lab Bumblebee2 stereo camera system, mounted at the foot of the stage, in concert with their own proprietary software (dragonfly3) to render the resulting 3D point-cloud in real time. The motion of the ‘virtual camera’ was scripted within D3.

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BBC News opens video footage archives to public

Posted by on Jan 4, 2006 in Blog, Interactive Video, Media and Markets, Technology and Art | Comments Off on BBC News opens video footage archives to public

The fall of the Berlin Wall and action footage of the 1966 England World Cup team are among items released from the BBC News archives for the first time,? which includes over 80 segments within a 50-year period. The bulletins, which are available online, are for the UK public to use for free in their own creative works,? under the Creative Archive Licence. For video and other artists in the UK,? this is going to be very exciting news;? at present the download pages check the originating IP address and decline download to anyone who appears not to be accessing the page from any network outside the UK.

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