Interaction Design Arts with Computer Vision

Physical computing can be used creatively to explore the relationships people have with the everyday world. Using Max, this two-day course explores the possibilities of using computers to see the world.  Starting with tracking colours, you’ll move onto the basic techniques to isolate background, creating zones and use various softwares such as faceOSC and openTSPS to track face features or people's movements in a space...

Taught by: Nicolas Marechal.

Description

Physical computing can be used creatively to explore the relationships people have with the everyday world. Using Max, this two-day course explores the possibilities of using computers to see the world.  Starting with tracking colours, you’ll move onto the basic techniques to isolate background, creating zones and use various softwares such as faceOSC and openTSPS to track face features or people's movements in a space.

On the second day, we'll look at the cv.jit package by Jean-Marc Pelletier to locate faces, see movement and track blobs using a combination of infrared lights and an infrared camera. Finally, we'll look at the Kinect and how to use it with Max.

Topics Covered

  • Tracking colours
  • Basic techniques to isolate the background
  • Creating zones
  • FaceOSC
  • OpenTSPS
  • cv.jit package by Jean-Marc Pelletier
  • Kinect and how to use it with Max.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand and select appropriate tools in Computer Vision
  • Apply your learning and create your own application for your projects or work

Who Should Attend
Visual artists and designers wishing to advance their skill in interactive design and visual programming

Level
Intermediate: Please have a working knowledge of Max or complete Max Visual Programming for Artists and Designers prior to enrolling in this course.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to delve deeper into programming with Expanded Cinema: Interactive Installation for Art, Design and Film.


Tutor information

Nicolas Marechal has a BA in directing and editing from the Institute of Broadcasting Studies (Belgium) and an MSc in Electronic Imaging from the University of Dundee.

He has exhibited internationally using Max software as his main tool. His latest work, soundscape, was a space audio interface in collaboration with sound artist Peter Crusak.

He has been teaching Max and interactive technologies to design students at the London College of Communication for the last four years.

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Materials

No materials are required but you may want to bring your laptop with examples of current projects and a USB memory stick to save your work on.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/04/2017 - 11/04/2017Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
21/10/2017 - 28/10/2017Saturday 11:00 - 17:002 Weeks£366Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket