Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information - video embedded below:
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.
“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”
Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.
I always felt that photos did poor justice to the breathtaking dimensionality of skulls, so lets try something different. (Making animated gifs is something I’m somewhat new at, so bear with me here.)
This is a Gaboon Viper skull.
Gaboons are large (highly-venomous) African vipers, that hold the unique distinction of having the longest fangs in the world, with the ability to inject more venom than any other snake. There’s usually two (or more) fangs on each side.
In the photo below, you can see a groove at the base of the foremost fangs, through which the venom duct enters the hollow fang.
A made this animated/print piece to accompany the beautiful op-ed story “A Year in Trees" for the NY Times. I was really excited to try animating something like this. Thanks AD’s Erich Nagler and Aviva Michaelov !