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Sliding Lists ~ TUIO Flash App Widget

December 13th, 2009

screenshot1So I am trying to build out this proof of concept application, its a demo of a conference's floor plan with a list of all the attendee on the side, you'll scroll through the list, pick one and the app will show you the location on the map and give more information about the attendee. Only one problem, I'm using the TUIO, so there isn't a component for a scollable list of ...anything. So looks like I just have to build one.

I took a couple tries before I stopped coding myself into a corner. The layering of the component had to be just right. Plus, it needed to the usable at any angle. It is intended for a table top / multi-user display. And to make that happen, I needed quite a bit of layering, on the app and in the code itself.

I also wanted this to start off all code based, so I only used FlashDevelop. So moving forward, if you have Flash you can build a MovieClip and attach it to the List Item Object and customize the look of the selectable items.

Download Slide List Widget

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December 5th, 2009

Its nice to know there is activity in Cleveland. shark&minnow (Hallie Bram who is a co-worker of mine) are pulling together an independently organized TED event here in February. Not only that, she asked me if I would do a presentation. After seeing 36 Views of a Bridge, she and Eric Kogelschatz told me they hadn't seen anyone else around Cleveland doing anything of the sort, especially working with a relatively inexpensive DIY solution just out of a basement.

I mentioned about how I wouldn't have gotten as far as I have without the help of the open source communities, from NUIGroup for building the hardware and CCV to Processing and Open Flash APIs to work with. After talking with Hallie for a while, I had decided that I didn't necessarily want to just talk about the multitouch experiments I've been working on, I'd prefer to talk about something deeper. I want to talk about how I just happened to find something I became passionate about and how there are other people out there that share that passions, and because of open source communities and collaboration, anyone can follow their passion and excel with it.

So now, its time to start actually putting together a presentation worth listening to... and I'd give it a 85% chance that I'll have a multitouch table setup there to show off as well. But we'll see.

TUIO Small Keyboard Widget

November 20th, 2009

My Google Code page has been updated! After what has seemingly been forever.

I've created a widget that I'd like to share with everyone. A small for keyboard for use in Flash TUIO multitouch (experiments) projects. The form I based off of my Google Android Phone and iPhone style. Read the rest of this entry »

App Demo Vid - Google Map Search

November 19th, 2009

It about time I mentioned an application I've been working on. Expanding the start of using Google Maps, this demo expands on it and combines a few examples I found into one application.

The idea behind it is to be setup in a local that is getting a lot of unfamiliar to the area traffic. This could be a place of commerce, public space or conference to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »

Art&&Code mobile reflections

November 11th, 2009

As I sit and listen to the "Amplifications" album by Lesley Flanigan. I smile again. Watching her performance at Art&&Code Saturday night someone approached me to say that he looked around and he and I were the only ones actually smiling during the performance.

It was an inspiring weekend. Reminded me of FlashForward from a while back, expect I did learn a bit more about things I didn't know about. Workshop 1, SMS made easy. DeepLocal provides,, a sandbox for working on SMS projects. And what do you know, I happen to have an idea for it use.

Workshop 2, physical computing: Arduino + Android. I really like my Google Android, and the face that I can now start to develop apps for it. And I love arduinos, the posibilities are so large, I sometimes don't know where to start and its overwhelming.

Saturday Lecture, Excellent insight on the use of mobile, and its involvement in art, and its possibilities. With an evening of digital grafitti and circuit bending (i always wanted to try doing that...both of em, and I'm feeling confident about trying it out).

Workshop 3, Asterisk Telephony. AWESOME! It was 1/2 of what I needed it to get it working, I at least learned the part of connecting Askterisk to PHP and then to Processing (which I'm sure I can make work in Flash as well). Now the only hard part to that one is getting The Askerisk hooked up with a phone number and running... That I haven't gotten fully figured out yet, but I'm working on it.

So now the list grow yet again of the things I want to do. The only thing holding me back is time, there is only so much time in a day, but that isn't much of an excuse. So I will press on and not let the man get me down. If you are in Cleveland, just keep an eye out. One night you may see a building lit up and being digitally painted on. Or you could spot mysterious QR tags floating around (scan them, it'll be worth it).

Until then, happy experimenting.

Collider Stats

October 7th, 2009

The Collider Series page on my website is now displaying some analytic information about what apps are being played with most.

Looks like FluidSolver is in the lead,
with Touch Physics close behind!

And Gaia’s Touch, impressive...have I shared that one with everyone yet?

multitouch game ALPHA - Hippos

October 6th, 2009

I've been trying to get my Box2DFlash chops up.
And this is something I've wanted to do since I started looking into multitouch.

hipposSo without further ado... Hungry Hungry Hippos (alpha version).

NOTE: I absolutely love seeing my experiments and apps in videos on the net. So feel free to take video testing out this game and leave a comment with a link.

The code is very very very very raw and not very clean or organized, but if you'd still like to see it, just send me a message.
I'm trying to get it up and running in the Collider project.

Download SWF and projector files

36 View, Bridge Project, Video Online

September 29th, 2009

I finally got the footage edited of 36 Views of a Bridge at the Bridge Project. Enjoy.

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