One of my motivations to develop Software Libre is the possibility to share knowledge and to create potentially useful tools, not only for myself but also for other artists and coders. So, it is very encouraging to see work being done with some of the tools I have been putting together during the last couple of years. Check the rest of this post to see some great projects made with Processing, GLGraphics, GSVideo, and Proscene.
Cascade, by New York Times R&D Lab
This is a visualization of the evolution in time of the tweets posted in relation to a news article from the New York Times. From the homepage of the project: “Cascade allows for precise analysis of the structures which underly sharing activity on the web.”
Life in a Day Touchscreen gallery, by Google Creative Labs
This interactive touchscreen works as a complement of the movie “Life in a Day”, by allowing participants to navigate through the database of videos that were used in the movie.
Chronograph, by Casey Reas and Tal Rosner
This is a large-scale video installation designed for the exterior projection wall at the campus of the New World Symphony in Miami. It uses thousands of photographs taken during the construction of the building and from the surrounding areas, to generate dynamical collages and hourly patterns.
Just Cause 2 deathmap, by Jim Blackhurst (Square-Enix)
This is a visualization of multiplayer data from the open world action-adventure video game Just Cause 2. Each point represents a player death event during the game, and rendering all 10 million+ points generates a reconstruction of the entire game map.
I posted these particular projects since they are among the best documented so far (and it is also cool to see the libraries used by people at NYT or Google, I cannot deny that). Anyways, I’m sure there are many more great projects, experiments and hacks out there done with GLGraphics, GSVideo and Proscene. Sometimes, a quick search in Vimeo leads to very nice findings, like this one, this one, or this other one. So, please let me know if you have created anything you would like to share. As I said at the beginning, this is one of the biggest rewards to keep the work going!