Interface Design-Projekt: Computer-Display und Smartphone interagieren nahtlos miteinander

Tolles Interface Design der MIT Tangible Media Group: Bei „THAW“ arbeiten Computer-Bildschirm und Smartphone nahtlos zusammen und das ganz ohne zusätzliche Hardware. Hier das Proof of Concept inklusive niedlichem Jump ’n‘ Run – mit einer Figur, die mich entfernt an meinen Twitter-Avatar erinnert:


THAW from Vimeo: Tangible Media Group

THAW is a novel interaction system that allows a collocated large display and small handheld devices to seamlessly work together. The smartphone acts both as a physical interface and as an additional graphics layer for near-surface interaction on a computer screen. Our system enables accurate position tracking of a smartphone placed on or over any screen by displaying a 2D color pattern that is captured using the smartphone’s back-facing camera. The proposed technique can be implemented on existing devices without the need for additional hardware.

Streetphotography von Marga van den Meydenberg

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Seit 2012 lebt die holländische Fotografin Marga van den Meydenberg in Berlin und dokumentiert mit gutem Auge und feinem Sinn für Humor das Ạlltagsleben auf und neben den Straßen der Hauptstadt. Mehr Bilder gibts auf ihrer Seite, noch viel mehr auf ihrem Tumblr und ihrer Facebook-Seite.

I noticed that everyday life offers much more strange and funny situations than I ever could imagine that’s why I began to see the world around me as a stage and the people in it as actors I just have to be in the audience, be focused and catch the absurdity of daily life.

Die Erde aus dem All in 4K


YouTube: Earth images from Alexander Gerst in 4K (via Andreas)

ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst ist zur Zeit an Bord der ISS und schießt von dort aus Fotos von der Erde. Seine Kollegen auf dem Boden haben jetzt aus den Bildern ein Timelapse-Video in 4K gebastelt (3840 x 2160). Mein Display kann zwar kein Ultra HD, trotzdem sieht das im Vollbildmodus auch mit niedrigerer Auflösung ziemlich atemberaubend aus.

This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The video is offered in Ultra High Definition, the highest available to consumers. Be sure to change the settings in YouTube if your computer or television can handle it for the full effect. The montage is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The high resolution allowed the ESA production team to create a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie, also known as Ultra HD or 4K. Playing these sequences at 25 frames per second, the film runs 25 times faster than it looks for the astronauts in space. The artistic effects of the light trails from stars and cities at night are created by superimposing the individual images and fading them out slowly. Alexander Gerst is a member of the International Space Station Expedition 40 crew. He is spending five and a half months living and working on the ISS for his Blue Dot mission.

Rosetta Kometenselfie

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Foto: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Sensationelles Rosetta-Kometenselfie (Download als High-Res), 430 Millionen Kilometer von der Erde entfernt aufgenommen:

Using the CIVA imaging system on board Rosetta’s lander Philae, the spacecraft have snapped a ‘selfie’ at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko […] The latest selfie was taken during Sunday night from a distance of about 50 km from the comet, with one of CIVA-P’s cameras capturing the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of its 14 metre-long solar arrays, with 67P/C-G in the background… ROSETTA AND PHILAE SNAP SELFIE AT COMET

(via @AndreasSchepers)

Burning Man 2014 aus Drohnen-Perspektive


Vimeo: Drone’s view of Burning Man 2014 (via Nerdcore)

Acht Tage Wüsten-Spektakel in acht Minuten aus Drohnen-Perspektive gefilmt. Irgendwann muss ich da auch mal hin.

Aerial footage of Burning Man 2014. Shot with DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal, GoPro HERO 3+ Black, with DJI Lightbridge and Lilliput monitor as FPV and livestreaming solution. Some of this footage was streamed live to Burning Man’s Ustream live webcast during the event. If you’re interested in what it was like to fly drones at Burning Man, check out this writeup: skypixel.org/post/96527622904