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.
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 »
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 »
Now that I have my computer back, and have returned from the Bridge Project and showing 36 Views of a Bridge, time to look through the photos I took...oh boy, that's a lot of photos. Looks like its gonna take me a while to get everything in order and up on Flickr.
Till then, I picked out some to just post really quick, here you go.
I'm so excited that I finally got to work on some experimental Flash at my professional employment. It is a nice change of pace to push an idea to the limits...and then some. In fact, I'm still not done working on the possibilities. This was only the starting point. Making text fall. Tie it into the Box2DFlash Physics Engine.
I want to give yet another shout out to Emanuele Feronato. If you are looking at this code, and are completely lost, he has EXCELLENT tutorials to get you started. Thats where I ended up taking my first steps in Box2DFlash.
Now in the guise of learning. I don't intend on going too indepth with the code...there is a lot going on. But hopefully, by breaking it down into phases, you can understand my building process. Something like this isn't accomplished in one chunk of code. It is build up by steps. At least the way I code. Read the rest of this entry »