Saturday, May 22, 2010

3-D Village at Maker Faire

Once again I'm at the Bay Area Maker Faire, and this time, I'm curating an entire room - the "3-D Village"

And check it out, did a feature on  3-DIY at Maker Faire.

If you are planning to attend, stop by and check out the exhibits which include:

The LA 3-D Club (SCSC) - 50+ year old organization dedicated to stereographic imagery in  all its forms.

DIY 3D with me, Eric Kurland, Vice President of the LA 3-D Club -  Homebrew stereoscopic cameras and displays, including live 3-D video,  moving phantograms, homemade view master reels, and DIY 3-D photography workshops.

Stefano Corazza's [ I am a Bird ] - A time-of-flight camera tracks the motion of the spectator (real-time single camera motion capture) and that input drives the motion of a 3D Bird viewed with polarized glasses. The audience can in real-time animate the Bird by flapping their arms and hands, they can soar, turn, go at higher altitude and chase other birds in the sky.

Hologlyphics, Walter Funk - Real-time autostereoscopic video art integrated with live music & spatial sound. Musical keyboards, acoustic instruments and human interfaces controlling multiview autostereoscopic animations and multi-channel sound. Infinite perspectives of the imagery are seen as the audience moves, without any sweet spots in the viewing range.

3D Phantogram Imagery by Barry Rothstein, President of the LA 3-D Club.He will be demonstrating how they're produced and selling books and cards of them.

Heads-up display, Kate Compton, Technical Artist at Maxis - Wouldn't it be cool if there was an easy-to-assemble kit that would allow you to make your own fully interactive 3D Heads-up display with only a
smart-phone, a couple of lenses and a bit of plastic? It would be cool, and it is! Come try out this easy-to-make VR helmet, and the new apps available for it.

Saturday - 10am to 8pm - Sunday 10am to 6pm

San Mateo County Event Center, California

1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403

Maker Faire is the World's Biggest DIY Festival, Robots, Fire, Antique Computers, 3D Technology, Light Sculptures, Art Cars, Camera Obscura, Musical Instruments, R2-D2 Builder's Club and more

The 3D Village will be located inside the Fiesta Hall of the Event Center.

Be prepared for interactive stereoscopic art, 3D workshops, live autostereoscopic video art, phantogram display & demonstration, heads-up displays and 3D dome projections.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Apparently, I'm Buzzworthy!

While attending NAB last month, I was interviewed for Larry Jordan's "Digital Production Buzz", the leading online source for streaming discussions on digital production, post-production and distribution, and the official NAB podcast. You can hear it at the link below: