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HD Movement Tracking: further and final iteration

Well, the end of year show has come and gone, and all that remains is the write up. Here’s a quick run down of the work that I showed and some of the development that went into it. I’ll also … Continue reading

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HD Movement tracking: first iteration

I shot some updated footage at the right resolution for my St Enoch project from two different points of view. In retrospect, shooting at 1920×1080 was probably excessive for my needs, and can cause extra problems (e.g. I don’t have … Continue reading

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Another slit-scan image

Went out to grab some better footage for my St Enoch Square project, but thanks to a hilarious(!) mix up with camera resolutions didn’t get quite what I was after. Tried some more experiments with it anyway, since it has … Continue reading

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St Enoch square: Slit-scan video experiment

Here’s another approach to isolating movement in video- using slit-scanning. The code for this was a quick adaptation from the Processing slit-scan example with a couple of alterations and a little variation. Without further ado… Some kinda cool results from … Continue reading

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Work in progress: Tracking movement in St Enoch Square

As part of the final unit on my course, we’ve been given a general brief to create a piece based on or in St Enoch Square, one of the larger public spaces in the centre of Glasgow. I have decided … Continue reading

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Shiny: Additive blending with OpenGL in Processing

This sketch was inspired by a combination of things: the particle systems chapter draft from Dan Shiffman’s forthcoming Nature Of Code book influenced the additive blending aesthetic, while I got the idea of a three dimensional “colour space” from this … Continue reading

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Research: Portfolio sites

As part of the Freelancing/Professional Skills units at college we have to design a digital portfolio to promote one’s self. Here are some examples of sites that I like in this vein… First up, brendandawes.com, the online home of Brendan … Continue reading

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Sunflow and Processing: the basics

Sunflow is an open source ray tracing renderer which can produce some astonishing results in the right hands. Someone far cleverer than me wrote a Java wrapper for it (the catchily titled SunflowAPIAPI), and another did a tutorial about getting … Continue reading

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New Processing Sketches: A Video

Hello, and a somewhat belated happy new year! I hope 2011 has been good to you so far. I’ve been pretty busy both with official college work and personal projects, and it’s the latter I want to show today. I … Continue reading

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Processing and The Guardian API- now with actual information

Here’s a quick snapshot of how this is developing. This searches the Guardian’s Open Platform API for mentions of everyone’s favourite whistleblowing website. The bars map the number of articles on a monthly basis, where 12 o’clock is January. You … Continue reading

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