So, I may or may not have shrieked with joy and done the Happy Hamster Hop when I saw this had arrived in the mail today (and then dashed inside and immediately watched it…homework, what homework?). This film is the first (and, thus far, only) thing I’ve ever backed on Kickstarter, and it was a great investment. I learned quite a lot, and listening to people talk about my favorite comic ever is a great way to spend an hour and a half. I enjoyed this film immensely.
Another great backer story. What’s yours? Share it with us here.
Public installation piece from undef in public window collects data of of it’s audience with a Kinect sensor - video embedded below:
User 632 is an installation that stores the behaviour of the people who look at it by monitoring them in return. It wants to know when and how a person passes by or if they stop on the way.
All data is being tracked and displayed publicly. Passers-by are stored as an anonymous number without any hints to their identities. Whoever comes to close to the camera though will be stored with a photograph next to their id.
The installation is made up of three Kinect depth cameras that constantly look for movements which are then reduced to a simple directional line in space. When a visitor enters a specific area, the algorithm is looking for a face. As soon as one is found a countdown appears that shows the time until a photo is taken automatically. At the same time the time a user is in the visible area is stored.
This data (time, path and eventually image) are stored in a database, interpreted and displayed as real-time statistics.
The Daily Dot is the hometown newspaper of the World Wide Web. We report on the most important and relevant topics from within, applying tried-and-true principles drawn from community journalism to the growing cultures of the Internet, and allow our audience to read the Dot across multiple platforms, where they live, online.
Tumblr curated by Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso), Aja Romano (@ajaromano) Gaby Dunn (@gabydunn), and Logan Youree (@loganwtf).