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JackIn

Collaborative augmented reality system prototype developed by the Rekimoto Lab to deliver two-way information, both providing a realtime visual first-person camera feed which is organized spatially and visual instructions of points of interest to a head-mounted headset - video embedded below:

JackIn is a new human-human communication framework for connecting two or more people. With first-person view video streaming from a person (called Body) wearing a transparent head-mounted display and a head-mounted camera, the other person (called Ghost) participates in the shared 1st-person view. With JackIn, people’s activities can be shared and assistance or guidance can be given through other peoples expertise. This can be applied to daily activities such as cooking lessons, shopping navigation, education in craftwork or electrical work, and sharing experiences of sporting and live events. For a better viewing experience with 1st-person view, we developed the out-of-body view in which 1st-person images are integrated to construct a scene around a Body, and a Ghost can virtually control the viewpoint to look around the space surrounding the Body. We also developed a tele-pointing gesture interface. We conducted an experiment to evaluate how effective this framework is and found that Ghosts can understand the spatial situation of the Body.

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Gesture-Gesture

Installation by Pablo Gnecco lets viewers record their hand gestures to produce a projected animated collage - video embedded below:

Gesture-Gesture explores the visual language created with our hands.

Every person that wants to participate in the gesture archiving process must wear the sleeves to create a visual equilibrium. Insert their hands into the box and leave a gesture. After one second of presence the custom software will capture three seconds and create a .gif. When a new gesture is added the oldest is removed from display but archived in a data folder. During the exhibition the gestures will also be archived on the internet.

Gesture-Gesture is a new interactive project for FOREWARD, a group show in Atlanta’s new municipal gallery- Gallery 72, The program was built in openFrameworks by Dan Moore.

More about the project can be found here

There is also a dedicated Tumblr blog which features collections of GIFs captured at the installation, which you can find here

Watch on reiquintero.tumblr.com

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whitephox said:

I want to know how to draw more with the "lightning bolt" technique, I saw a couple of tutos in Pixiv but they were in japanese sadly, plus Sycra's videos only and no one said more about it, thanks in advance!

[Sycra] invented that method, so it’s not too well known, which is why few people talk about it. Even the [Japanese tutorial] you mentioned references [Sycra’s] [videos].

I did find [this blog post] with studies of figures made using the lightning bolt method, though.

There isn’t much to it, but you should have some understanding of anatomy to really get the most out of it; each of those zig-zagging lines fit pretty closely with the muscles and bones under the skin.

You can practice by finding and tracing the patterns over a photo like so:

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(image from [SenshiStock]) then try doing it freehand.

http://mono-1.com/monoface/main.html  <— monoface, the random face generator

When I sit down at gigs, or to work on commissions I typically like to warm up with a quick drawing or two.  Preferably I enjoy drawing from life, as opposed to from my imagination.  But many times there arent any people in the library, cafe, park, or studio you’re sitting.  

Some might try googling for randos, or celebrities, but this can get tiring and repetitive after the first few sessions.  Enter monoface, the random face generator!

Now with one button you can quickly generate a face to draw, and move on with ease without having to fuss through google’s tiring library of images.  This helps me keep the energy of drawing alive as I can spend more time actually drawing, as opposed to looking for reference.  

It kind of reminds me of quick pose gestures from life drawing (which btw were my favourite drawings to do)

Happy monofacing!

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