Monthly Archives: March 2011

A More Robust Finger Tracking Application

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Lecture 3 – 31.3.2011

In today’s lecture, two different frameworks for working with Kinect is introduced. i.e OpenKinect (libfreenect) and OpenNI/NITE. Then the topic came to the tracking methods, Depth Filtering and Skeletal Tracking. Some TUIO softwares which are working with Kinect are introduced. … Continue reading

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Video of Pavilion project

Ferhat Sen, Tommi Horttana, Svetlana Maras and Lily Díaz made a video to showcase the project. You can download the video here: http://mlab.uiah.fi/~fsen/finnish-pavilion4.mov

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Project featured in PIXEL FST5

The Pavilion of Finland at the 1900 World Fair in Paris was showcased in the TV program PIXEL on 23 March. The program featured an interview with Dr. Derek Fewster, from the Department of History at the University of Helsinki.

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Collection Summary

Next week we will develop the identity and content of a traveling participatory media event. Topics to consider that were discussed on Monday: Location-specific Models + availability of portable technology and local resources + duration/stage of conflict + appropriate symbols … Continue reading

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Production week (4-8.4.) kickoff on Monday 4.4. 10 AM

We are approaching the deadline of the concept presentations and should use the coming week to crystallize the concepts and to prepare the presentation materials. We agreed to meet on Monday 4.8. 10 AM in the Media Lab 3rd floor meeting … Continue reading

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Managing Public Information in a Mediation Process

This is an interesting publication to be considered, especially for the representation / visualization group: USIP –  Managing Public Information in a Mediation Process: Those who mediate international conflicts must communicate publicly with a wide variety of audiences, from governments … Continue reading

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Kinect Usage

We have one fixed Kinect at Paja. It is for use of everyone. You can go in and work on that machine with Kinect whenever there is no course happening in Paja. 

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Installing Kinect in Mac

The computers in Paja are Kinect-ready. You can plug your Kinect and start working. However, if you’d like to work on your own Mac, here is an amazingly simple way to install OpenNI and NITE framework in Mac environment. With … Continue reading

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Lecture 2 – 28.3.2011

In this lecture,  a quick recap on the Kinect as a hardware is done for the Processing Course students. As for the software, retrieving Kinect data into processing is demonstrated. The demonstration included how to do this with two different framework(OpenKinect … Continue reading

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