First things first: Figment Oakland is coming up on October 24, and the WorldStage Lab will be providing an 18′ LED video wall for artists and design studios to showcase their interactive video works!
Now, we recently learned of a sweet web site: codedoodl.es
They provide a Chrome plugin that serves up a fun “code doodle” every time a Chrome user opens a new tab. Lots of these doodles would be perfect for our video wall at Figment, but they’re designed to be used with a mouse and/or keyboard. This won’t really fly.
Sidebar: Figment takes place outside during the day, so a Kinect won’t work for interactivity.
So we built a simple camera-based mechanism to drive the code doodles. It’s an openFrameworks app that uses some simple flow detection to push a virtual mouse pointer around the screen. Take a look:
Don’t forget to come check out Figment Oakland in Mosswood Park on October 24!
The code doodle in this video is from Justin Windle and it’s one of my favorites.