5x flat panel displays = pCubee 3D

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“Look at the shiny shiny cube….”

The smart people at the University of British Columbia have created a “personal cubic head-coupled 3D display that shows reactive 3D scenes”.

Basically it’s a box that adjusts to movements, and lets you interact with objects inside a virtual 3D world.

pCubee is made with five flat-panel screens that uses perspective-corrected rendering and real-time physics simulation to create compelling visualization and interaction techniques for 3D content.

Very clever. Very cool.

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Incredible Gran Turismo 5 footage

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Real or CG. Gran Turismo 5 is blurring the lines even more.

Took a couple of viewings for my eyes to tell the difference on one of the shots.

Technically impressive. Can’t wait to see what the game play is like.

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5 Music Apps for the iPad

Guilty as charged, an iPad post on the launch weekend. Bear with me – I’ll keep it short. Videos only!

Korg iEelectribe

RDJDJ RJC1000

Mixr

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf

AirHarp

GrooveMaker

Early days yet but it could be a great device for learning / reading / playing.

Face Pong. It’s like Pong, but with your face.

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Face PONG from Matt Ditton on Vimeo.

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Nice bit of tracking so you can use your face as the main input.

Written using the OpenCV library for processing.

Matt Ditton is hands on with quite of different things. Programming, photography, indie games development, tech art, environment modeler, university lecturer, DVA student. To find out more, see thequietvoid.com and his Flickr here. Not bad eh.

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Colourful and hyperactive ‘Art Machine’

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Swatch Creart / Grems from THANK YOU on Vimeo.

Part of a campaign by creative studio Thank You to launch the Swatch Art Collection.

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LastHistory – interactive visualization your Last.fm history, obviously

Takes a while to initalise the first time, but once the data is in there it’s loads of fun to play with. It’s also got a really nice ‘personal mode’ that hooks up to iPhoto to display pics taken at the time you listened to the music.

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LastHistory – Interactive Visualization of Last.fm Listening Histories and Personal Streams from Frederik Seiffert on Vimeo.

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It’s free to download and try for yourself: http://www.frederikseiffert.de/lasthistory/

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Head On. Special project commissioned by Steven Spielberg

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“Head On” – Spielberg Commissioned Special Project from Michael Koerbel on Vimeo.

Brilliant little short film where “a boy uses his imagination to connect with a girl on a NYC subway”.

This is a special project commissioned by Steven Spielberg. Shot on RED. Animations and compositing was completed in Adobe After Effects. The entire thing was conceived and completed in 10 days.

Pretty amazing, especially when you read the titles:

CAST:
Boy: Andy Scott Harris
Girl: Greta Charness
Background: Mark Arnold, Jasmine Bay, Wayne Baldwin, Eric Edmonds, Sean Ellis, Tim Guest, Courtney Hoskins, Mia Moraes, Pamela Petroff, Kristin Sando, and Nola Yergen-Jennings

CREW:
Director: Michael Koerbel
Writers: Michael Koerbel, Charles R.A. Newberry
Producers: Michael Koerbel, Charles R.A. Newberry
Line Producer: Eric Edmonds
Cinematographer: Sean Conaty
Editor: Brian Scofield
Production Designer: Giao-Chau Ly
Wardrobe: Nola Yergen-Jennings
1st AD: Jeremy Cohen
2nd AD: Luke Maxcy
Production Coordinator: Julie Brinley
1st AC: Chloe Weaver
2nd AC: Andrew Pauling
RED DIT: Adam Bricker
Gaffer: Andrew Brinkhaus
Best Boy Electric: Joe Turrentine
Key Grip: Greg Lefev
Best Boy Grip: Sebastian Bueno
Grip: Evan Pierre
Set Dresser: Jesse Alaya
Assistant Wardrobe: Sara Bergman
Make-Up & Hair: Dawn Sorenson
VFX Supervisor: Charles R.A. Newberry
VFX Artist: Mike Ashton
Animations: Charles R.A. Newberry
Colorist: Ed Koenig
Post Support: Fawaz Al-Matrouk, Dillon Brown
Still Photographer: Leigh Rautenbach
Studio Teacher: Barbara Gannen
Catering: Chris Holm
Transportation: Camila Tanabe
PAs: Sean Ellis, Simon Fink, Mia Moraes, Tom Ptasinski, Kristin Sando

Special thanks to Deanna, Robby, Jamie, Alan and the rest of the staff at CBS Radford in Studio City, CA.

Special thanks to Moving Picture Company in Los Angeles.