Archive for the 'Hardware' Category


Monday, June 8th, 2009

This is the culmination of the Video Leaf sketch. (However somewhere along the way the video input part got left out.) The video projector casts a shadow on the wall and virtual leaves are aligned to the shadow. When the viewer taps the physical twig, the leaves in the drop from the shadow tree.

This piece was on exhibit Grey. Green. show.

It works!…

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Is there an emoticon for crossed fingers?

If you’ve been here in the last few months you’ll have read about my ISP issues. Add to that some summer vacations, and preparing for the arrival of our first child (who’s currently featured in the header image) and you end up with a situation that left P{three-sixty}5 on the back burner for a while.

Well, I’m happy to announce that I’m getting back on the horse. We’ve ironed-out the server issues, upgraded WordPress and, if a few more tests go well, you’ll be seing regular posts again.

Until then, if you have an Apple laptop with a Sudden Motion Sensor (built-in to sense if you drop the computer) you can play with this sketch that lets you draw by tilting your computer around. It uses the Processing Unimotion SMS library by the always inspiring Daniel Schiffman.

A crude stick figure

download the sketch—view the code

Slit-scan photos

Monday, October 6th, 2008

run the sketch—view the code

How do you use it?
space bar = start a new scan
x = toggle between color or black-and-white
s = save a .tif (doesn’t work in web browser)

What is it?
I found these thoughtful and elegant photos by Ansen Seale on Spraygraphic so I thought I’d try my hand at it. Obviously I’m not a practiced photographer like Ansen.

It is basically the Slitscan example sketch by Golan Levine and Fry that comes with Processing. I just added mousePressed() events to start a new scan, convert it to black-and-white, and to save the image.

Why is it cool?
You decide.