sexta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2007

Rui em relação ao essa instalação já tinha sido desenvolvida pelo grupo "Paradiso's Group " do Mit, mais coisas deles aqui:

Quanto ao the-future-of-desktop, não sei se é tão futuro. Com a saida do Adobe Air em junção com o flash, olha para esta aplicação :

OFFF Lisboa 2008

Dia 8,9,10 Maio de 2008
Mais info:

Uma das maiores convenções de design interactivo

quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2007

visualcomplexity intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web.

Database of Virtual Art

The Database of Virtual Art documents the rapidly evolving field of digital installation art. This complex, research-oriented overview of immersive, interactive, telematic and genetic art has been developed in cooperation with established media artists, researchers and institutions. The web-based, cost-free instrument - appropriate to the needs of process art - allows individuals to post material themselves. Compiling video documentation, technical data, interfaces, displays, and literature offers a unique answer to the needs of the field. All works can be linked with exhibiting institutions, events and bibliographical references. Over time the richly interlinked data will also serve as a predecessor for the crucial systematic preservation of this art.

Augmented Reality / Realidade Aumentada

Estas são algumas demonstrações que fiz sobre a realidade aumentada, alguns de voçês já viram.

Se alguem tiver interesse em Realidade Aumentada, é só dizer, que eu explico como funciona e o que é necessário para criar aplicações.

quarta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2007

Lista de software/Hardware

Aqui fica uma lista de ferramentas passiveis de serem usadas nos projectos.

Associados a estes links existem uma série de projectos que demonstram a utilização do software.

Gaming, Graphics, and Video Sound and Music

Processing Mobile
Context Free
Design By Numbers

Sound and Music
Pure Data (PD)

Electronics and Fabrication

MovLab - Laboratório de Motion-Capture

Aqui fica o link para o laboratório de motion-capture da universidade:

O objectivo do laboratório é abranger 2 áreas: Biomecânica e Animação Digital.
Animação Digital associada a à indústria de entretenimento (televisão, cinema e multimédia) onde se pretende explorar o universo criativo a três dimensões. E biomecânica do movimento humano, em que se desenvolvem projectos de análise cinemática, de análise das forças reactivas do apoio (através de uma plataforma de forças AMTI sincronizada com o sistema Vicon) e de análise da dinâmica por conjugação das anteriores de modo a serem obtidas as forças internas desenvolvidas pelo executante e os momentos de força que actuam nas articulações.
Alguns links que acho interessantes:

Jogo áudio

Zoundz Demo



opensourcery is what you get when you throw a master of bewitching installations and a "real" magician right into a workshop dedicated to magic and illusion.
The workshop was Interactivos?, it took place in June at the MediaLab Madrid. The illusionists are Zachary Lieberman and Mago Julián ("Julian the Magician" in english.)
opensourcery is a performance which marries camera based technology with old fashioned close magic to manipulate a live video image seamlessly and create new tricks. The custom developed software is completely open-source (thus the title) and designed as a starting point for imagining a new language of tricks and techniques for magical

Spellbinder Makes Invisible Artwork Appear When You Take a Picture

Say you're in Europe, standing in front of some medieval castle. You take a picture of it with your cameraphone and send it via MMS to Spellbinder. Soon you get a message back with your shot, only now there's a giant green fire-breathing dragon guarding the castle's gate. There are no elves in a sweatshop, magically overlaying images on top of your stuff. Rather there's a system that analyzes the shot, matches it to a huge database of other shots, then does what Spellbinder's programmers tell it to do. And it can do a whole lot more.
The same system can be turned into a dueling game: you and your worst enemy put on shirts with barcodes or distinct images on the front and back. At 10 paces, you both draw your digital Elphs and start snapping. He who snaps the most shots of the other guy's sensitive areas—or maybe a iconic flag your enemy was meant to protect—wins. (I assume the tally happens later on, because even with cameraphones, there'd surely be an annoying lag as Spellbinder performed shot-by-shot analysis.)

interactive party ball

Sure, you've played "keep it up" with big rubber ball or half-helium balloon at a rave or concert before, but you've probably never had the pleasure of smacking around a one-and-a-half-meter sphere that responds to your whacks with multi-colored blinks. Enter the Zygote: the "interactive" party ball. Yes, now you and your New Rave posse can really get into the "groove" by violently tossing a gigantic orb of light into the air, and then watch as fellow hedonistic revelers join in the fray. Created by designer Alex Beim of the interactive collective Tangible, the Zygote consists of a cube of touch-sensitive, colored LEDs, surrounded by a helium filled globe; when the ball is hit, squeezed, or tapped it emits a variety of colors. The Zygote doesn't serve any technical purpose, though critics have noted that the glowing sphere helps keep "bad vibes" from "harshing" their "mellow." Check the video after the break to see the magic in action.


The Impact of Large Scale Integrated Displays on Architecture and Urbanism.

have mixed feelings on LED facade architecture and in particular the placing of large LED Screens in publc spaces. I’m therefor glad to see that these technologies are getting crtically discussed by a great line up of designers, artists, and architects at a 2 day conference held at Central Saint Martins Innovation Center in London. There’s a few people speaking, I’ve not had the chance to listen to but enjoyed their books which I’m particularily looking forward to hearing including Bart Lootsma, Kari Jormakka and Malcom McCullough. Full list of speakers can be found below. along with the blurb…

Ivan Blog [Dreaming in Flash]

Depois de muita ponderação/reflexão, consideramos colocar aqui um link para um blog que consideramos assim, assim... Não foi fácil, mas depois de muitos pedidos, ameaças ..., aqui vai o link:

Para quem sabe um pouco de flash (abrir o flash) este blog não irá ensinar nada de novo, mas prontos... o que conta é a intenção.

Agora a sério, é uma iniciativa do Ivan com mais alguns colegas sobre Flash/programação actionscript. Parabéns pela iniciativa, tá muito bom,

City Wall

The CityWall is a large mutli-touch display installed in a central location in Helsinki which acts as a collaborative and playful interface for the everchanging media landscape of the city.
The content displayed on the CityWall is periodically organized into themes or events that are currently taking place in the city such as festivals, carnivals or sports events.
The CityWall is designed to support the navigation of media, specifically annotated photos and videos which are continuously gathered in realtime from public sources such as Flickr and YouTube.


Monday Inspiration: User Experience Of The Future
Aquele site que a paty fez o post, foi feito por o Miltos Manetas, que me esqueci de referir no post do flash, ele também usa o flash para os seus trabalhos, aqui está a página pessoal dele com o portefolio:

gosto deste especialmente:

Seminários - Ciência, Tecnologia e Empresa 2007/ 2008

No âmbito dos Seminários - Ciência, Tecnologia e Empresa 2007/ 2008 organizados pela Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias da Informação (ECATI) da Universidade Lusófona, no dia 29 de Novembro pelas 18h00 no Auditório Agostinho da Silva um seminário sobre "Nokia - Estado de arte para Rádio e TV na Web: soluções Nokia Siemens " com a presença do Professor Doutor Artur Arsénio (Innovation Manager da Nokia Siemens Networks Portugal S.A.).

terça-feira, 27 de novembro de 2007

para pintar

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Crayon Physics

Pequena Aplicação/Jogo que envolve crayons e física.

Download da aplicação(funciona com rato):

Alguns links

Não sei se conhecem.

Plataforma digital sobre arte contemporânea de/em Portugal entre 1993 e 2003



Out of Bounds

There is a childlike quality about wanting the ability to see through walls with x-ray vision like a superhero character. This memory is something Chris O’Shea wants to capture in the interactive installation Out of Bounds. The work encourages visitors to bore through the walls of the museum and engage in a ‘behind the scenes’ experience with an x-ray torch. This playful interaction encourages childlike curiosity in young and old alike, and opens up a portal into the Museum’s forbidden spaces.
Shine the torch at the wall to reveal the secrets hidden beneath. Pay an anonymous visit to the staff office, collection’s store, workshop, roof hatch or plant room. “As adults, we spend less and less of our time engaging in playful activities. Our daily life and careers often get in the way. I’m interested in how play can enrich our lives. I aim to take concepts of interaction design, toys, video games and playgrounds, and bring them into our everyday objects and spaces”.
O’Shea’s work often incorporates alternative uses of technology to encourage people to relinquish the learnt behaviour of adulthood and reconnect with the wonderment of youth. Through his reprogramming and reassignment he hopes to give audiences fresh new perspectives, allowing them to re-evaluate their everyday surroundings. Just as a torch shines light into a darkened space to bring things into focus, this work uses the torch as a way of looking into the workings of a modern museum.
Dezeen has much more coverage of the exhibition here.

Funky Forest

The test of any good installation is how children respond and few I’ve seen get this kind of intuitive response. Theo Watson and Emily Gobeille, made ‘Funky Forest‘ which premiered at the 2007 Cinekid festival in the Netherlands. ‘Funky Forest’ is an interactive ecosystem where children create trees with their body and then divert the water flowing from the waterfall to the trees to keep them alive. The health of the trees contributes to the overall health of the forest and the types of creatures that inhabit it.

Diesel's Fashion Show Adds New Dimension

Giant aquatic creatures from the deep, snaking robots made from watches and one man submarines were among many other things never before seen on the catwalk, that stunned the audience in Florence, Italy last week as Diesel presented their show for the Spring Summer 2008 collection. The ‘liquid space’ concept for the collection was radically brought to life during the 17 minute show, which is the first time that holograms have been projected along a traditional catwalk, being visible from both sides, and the first to combine both real and holographic models in a fashion show. Alexander McQueen used a holographic effect Kate Moss last year at the end of the show, but here the show was entirely built around the holograms and certainly seems to have taken the concept of the fashion show to a new level. Check out the part where a shoal of fish tranforms itself into a model - this got one of the biggest reactions from the crowd! I found this link with more images, and you can watch the YouTube video below.

Driftnet I

Imagine flying like a bird through a musical composition that surrounds you, immerses you and reacts to your presence.
Driftnet is a confluence of two ideas – bird-like flight, and a spatialised, navigable musical environment.
At one level, it experiments with intuitive methods for freely navigating 3D virtual space. Users are invited to ‘fly like a bird’ to navigate through a virtual space. Using NO worn equipment - just by flapping their arms/wings and tilting their arms and bodies – people can intuitively (and amusingly!) navigate freely in virtual space. The metaphor used harks back to childhood play, imitating birds and planes in the playground.
The virtual space is regarded as the notation paper for a spatial, navigable musical composition – we use it to create immersive and responsive virtual spaces that can be explored both visually and aurally – an area we have been exploring with “Altzero” ( since 1999. Sounds become reactive agents, visualised within the space and with behaviours that respond to one’s presence. By moving through the space, participants are able to navigate the musical composition, as proximity and relative position directly affect what is heard.
The immersive experience, and the slightly tongue-in-cheek flavour of the interface, are both enhanced by the use of anaglyphic red/cyan specs to create a strong illusion of 3D depth.

Novas tecnologias

3d Printer:

paper four:

Technohouse Transparent 360° display for Star Wars styled advertisements:

360-degree HD camera and projector

interactive textiles

Messa di Voce

This probably is old news, but I was looking for introductory white papers about computer vision and came across this which I found fun and interesting so I risked sharing it:

Vocalist Jaap Blonk performing the Messa di Voce interactive software by Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman (2003).
Messa di Voce, created by this article's author in collaboration with Zachary Lieberman, uses whole-body vision-based interactions similar to Krueger's, but combines them with speech analysis and situates them within a kind of projection-based augmented reality. In this audiovisual performance, the speech, shouts and songs produced by two abstract vocalists are visualized and augmented in real-time by synthetic graphics. To accomplish this, a computer uses a set of vision algorithms to track the locations of the performers' heads; this computer also analyzes the audio signals coming from the performers' microphones. In response, the system displays various kinds of visualizations on a projection screen located just behind the performers; these visualizations are synthesized in ways which are tightly coupled to the sounds being spoken and sung. With the help of the head-tracking system, moreover, these visualizations are projected such that they appear to emerge directly from the performers' mouths [Levin and Lieberman].

This article:

Old post:

More on the Audiovisual Performance & Installation:

Messa di voce on youtube:

segunda-feira, 26 de novembro de 2007

Mais um...

Bom dia! Muitos de vós já devem conhecer este site, mas deixo-o aqui à mm; vale a pena espreitar de vez em quando!

domingo, 25 de novembro de 2007

Adobe Flash For Art

Artists Using Flash:

Joshua Davis

Jared Tarbell

Erik Natzke

Robert Hodgin (Processing)

Brendan Dawes

Flash Freaks:

Mario Klingemann

Andre Michelle


Já tinha dado a dica a alguns colegas mas volto a dá-la para todos: existe uma publicação portuguesa online chamada Interact na qual colaboram, regularmente, alguns professores nossos, bem como outras pessoas da área da cultura, artes e tecnologias. Ou seja, de um modo geral, é um site muito interessante e importante para o nosso mestrado. O link é

sábado, 24 de novembro de 2007


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Acesso à Àrea Privada - Contactos e Downloads

Endereço para página com os downloads das aulas e contactos: