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Streaming Kinect skeleton data to the web with Node.js

This past weekend, I had the honor of participating in Art && Code 3D, a conference hosted by Golan Levin of the CMU Studio for Creative Inquiry about DIY 3D sensing. It was, much as Matt Jones predicted, “Woodstock for … Continue reading

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Making Things See Available for Early Release

I’m proud to announce that my book, Making Things See: 3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, and Arduino, is now available from O’Reilly. You can buy the book through O’Reilly’s Early Release program here. The Early Release program lets us get … Continue reading

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Back to Work No Matter What: 10 Things I’ve Learned While Writing a Technical Book for O’Reilly

I’m rapidly approaching the midway point in writing my book. Writing a book is hard. I love to write and am excited about the topic. Some days I wake excited and can barely wait to get to work. I reach … Continue reading

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Two Kinect talks: Open Source Bridge and ITP Camp

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve given a couple of public presentations about the Kinect. This post will be a collection of relevant links, media, and follow up to those talks. The first talk, last week, was in Portland, … Continue reading

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Into The Matrix: Proposal for a Platform Studies Approach to OpenGL

In the last few years, new media professors Ian Bogost (Georgia Tech) and Nick Montfort (MIT) have set out to advance a new approach to the study of computing. Bogost and Montfort call this approach Platform Studies: “Platform Studies investigates … Continue reading

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On the Future and Poetry of the Calibration Pose

Interesting stuff here from Tom Armitage on a subject that’s been much on my mind lately: Waving at the Machines. How does a robot-readable world change human behaviour? […] How long before, rather than waving, or shaking hands, we greet … Continue reading

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Using the Kinect to Assess Involuntary Motion at Health 2.0

This past weekend I participated in a Health 2.0 developer challenge in Boston. The event was a one day hack-a-thon hosted by Health 2.0 and O’Reilly at a Microsoft building in Cambridge. I was invited to give a brief presentation … Continue reading

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