visualization in 3D space

NOVA is a 3D led screen, developed by ETH Zurich. It  has many possible application fields, and is used for academic research in the area of human computer interaction for the development of 2D and 3D interfaces involving visual and haptic inputs and outputs. Read more about the project at http://novalabs.ch/ and at http://www.nova.ethz.ch/index.php This demonstration of Baby Nova at the Shangai International Science & Art Exhibition 2009, shows acoustic audio being mapped onto  3D space.

Manovich on ‘Augmented Space’

In  his  essay “The Poetics of Augmented Space” (2002, revised edition 2005), Lev Manovich places Augmented Reality in the context of similar trends in New Media: Augmented Reality being one possible form of Augmented Space, characterised by overlaying dynamic data over physical space. For me, the most important statement he makes in his paper is to describe Augmented Space – m.m. Augmented Reality – as “idea and cultural and aesthetic practice rather than as technology”. “here is the brief definition: augmented space is the physical space overlaid with dynamically changing information. This information is likely to be in multimedia form…

LilyPad Arduino: e-textile construction kit

Reading again about the Arduino Lilypad a few days ago, I started imagining what you could do with this miniature Physical Computing platform. Leah Buechley – developer  of the LilyPad – describes the LilyPad Arduino as “a set of sewable electronic components that let you build your own soft, interactive fashion.” You could consider it a ‘subspecies’ within the Arduino range. Leah Buechley has quite some tutorials/instructables on her website, and interesting examples like this one: It might be an interesting link for the Social Textiles project, as the concept of the Lilypad centres on the combination of textiles  with…

Reading “SOFTWARE TAKES COMMAND”

Lev Manovich publishes his latest book “Software Takes Command” on-line – I’m discussing the November 20, 2008 version – and he is open to suggestions for cover art, or illustrations. Nice idea, on-line pre-publishing, and it will not keep me from bying a print copy when the final version will be available. 😉 With this book Manovich puts his own book “The Language of New Media” (completed 1999; published by MIT Press 2001) , where he a.o. coined the term ‘software studies’, in perspective. ”New media calls for a new stage in media theory whose beginnings can be traced back…