Gaze ye into the rippulous pond unto eternity.
geekSPARK is a showcase of creative use of technology, taking place each year during the SPARKcon art festival. What lies below is a summary of the festivities at geekSPARK 2017.
The RC Speedway was an incredibly fun creation by maker extraordinaire Bill Culver…
I have someone I’d like you to meet. SimPixel, meet everyone. Everyone,
SimPixel, introduce yourself
SimPixel is a WebGL visualizer for LED displays, very much like the ones Adam
and Dan build over at Maniacal Labs.
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Fireflies is a WebGL demo in which a friendly flock of fireflies forms shapes
for your entertainment. Here are some live demo links, and a video.
Watch the original
Watch the geekSPARK edition
Thanks to Loren Schmidt for agreeing to let me use the awesome
Just a few short days months ago, Kimotion was on
display at SPARKcon. SPARKcon is a large art festival in Raleigh, and we
occupy a small slice of it called geekSPARK.
Kimotion Levels Up
Last year’s tech had a rudimentary and finicky hand tracking system. It
was workable, but …
Kimotion is a simple framework for creating interactive art exhibits in 2D or
3D and supports both Kinect and Leap Motion for viewer input.
This tutorial will focus on the Leap, so to proceed with the tutorial you’ll
need to set up your Leap.
Once the leap service is running, you…
Kimotion is a framework for building reactive art displays.
Creating an interactive art exhibit with Kimotion is easy. Draw your ideas in
either 2D or 3D. Kimotion will provide information about
the scene, which you can use to influence your display.
Learn more at kimotion.xyz, o…
A year ago, I had the joy of working on Digital Motion, an interactive
art exhibit for Raleigh’s annual art festival, SPARKcon.
The month leading up to SPARKcon 2014 was a mad dash of perfecting the graphics
and physics equations of my DiMo: Particles display. After a
Imagine a solitary blue dot.
Unless you let your imagination run away with itself, this is going to be a
pretty boring dot. Now, imagine a second, larger dot (you can pick the color).
Red, nice choice! The scene is now slightly more interesting, since now you’ve
got two dots to…
A player walks up Fayetteville St in Raleigh, North Carolina.
SPARKcon has begun, and dozens of artists are strewn along the
street, hard at work creating elaborate chalk art on the asphalt. A light rain
is falling, and some artists are holding umbrellas over their work, some hav…