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Becoming ‘Iron Man’

In preparation for the April 26 theatrical release of the highly anticipated ‘Iron Man 3’, Marvel UK launched the ‘Become Iron Man’ 3D experiential tour. The ‘Become Iron Man Experience’ incorporates motion-sensor technology, 3D and augmented reality to produce a truely unique experience of testing out the Iron Man armour for yourself.

First Kinect, then LEAP, now Intel producing an Interactive Gesture Camera

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In a sure sign that the market and demand for gesture and motion sensing technology is only going to increase, Intel has recently launched their version of an interactive, gesture sensing camera called the Creative Interactive Gesture Camera.

 

via Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/11/creative-interactive-gesture-camera-intel/

Sneakers projection mapping

Yet another neat example of projection mapping. This time on sneakers!

Wavelike conveyor belt

Who thought that so much innovation could be applied to conveyor belts? This system allows moving round objects with high precision using wave-like surface. It involves machine vision for tracking.

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MTO interactive subway directory, with advertising

New York is about to get interactive kiosks installed all over their subway system. Aside from real-time service updates, they kiosks will be used as way finders and geo-targeted advertising displays.

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a kinetic clock installation.

 

2015 Volkswagon – best 3D projection mapping to date?

I LOVE the clever way in which the 2015 Golf is revealed at at the NY autoshow. The car was covered with projection friendly fabric and acted as a set piece for a video that took us through the history of the GOLF. I was not able to find who is behind this execution, but something tells me that it could be a major Canadian brand?

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Amazingly Realistic

Take a look at this video of a real time graphics character demo by Activision R&D – this character is scarily lifelike and amazingly realistic.

http://mashable.com/2013/03/28/activision-uncanny/

This is a longer video showing a demo of Face Works technology (skip to the 8:30 mark to see the demo of the face)

 

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The Peanut Gallery – talk to your browser

Google has a substantial amount of Chrome experiments. This one is really clever and fun. It uses your microphone and the Web Speech API to narrate a silent film. There are many black and white films to choose from. The Web Speech API was to recognize about 90% of what I was saying, which is huge given my accent!

Check it: https://www.peanutgalleryfilms.com/