UNFOCUS – FOCUS

I am going to present a few projects on my blog in which I collaborated in one or the other way. The project UNFOCUS – FOCUS is a multi-touch and TUI project that makes use of our fiducialtuioas3 classes.

UNFOCUS - FOCUS interface

What is UNFOCUS – FOCUS about?
How can we know what we do not see?

UNFOCUS – FOCUS is an interactive exhibition concept that tackles the filtering of media content. The focus of the work is a multi-touch table, which allows for the intuitive exploration of digital data with multi-touch.
Country specific picture worlds are being compared via Google search results. Known and unknown can be seen within different results. Multiple users can discuss possible reasons for this by exchanging their knowledge.

UNFOCUS – FOCUS is a multi-media multi-touch and fiducial application based on Flash. It has been created at the University of Cooperative Education Ravensburg as a Bachelor thesis’ work by Johannes Scherg and Farina Krause.

UNFOCUS - FOCUS interface

How has UNFOCUS – FOCUS been implemented?

Hardware components:

  • Hitachi CP-X5 Projector with B&W Anti Infrarot Lowpass filter
  • Sony PS3 Eye Webcam
  • DI-Setup with 8x 45 850nm IR LEDs
  • Gerriets Optitrans back-projection foil

Software components:

  • tBeta 1.1
  • reacTIVision 1.4
  • SplitCam
  • Adobe Flash

Flash frameworks:

  • FiducialTUIOAS3
  • Touchlib AS3-Klassen
  • AS3CoreLib
  • CustomEvent

A short video of UNFOCUS – FOCUS:

UNFOCUS FOCUS – Appetizer from Johannes Scherg on Vimeo.

Some more pictures:

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

UNFOCUS – FOCUS Interface

Posted in Actionscript, Adobe Air, Featured, Multi-Touch, Success Stories, Tangible Interfaces, Visualization Tagged with: diy, fiducialtuioas3, Flash, hitachi, Multi-Touch, ps3eye, reactivision, splitcam, tbeta, tui