Virtual reality shopping just got a lot more real--and could soon become a lot more mainstream. "KinectShop" (working title), an augmented reality shopping platform for the Xbox Kinect , exploits the system's new finger-recognition technology to allow shoppers to grab items from an unlimited shelf of clothes, see how accessories look at multiple angles, and share the photos with friends on Twitter and Facebook for a quick thumbs-up or down. "The customer can visually see what an object looks like on them without even entering a retail store," Steve Dawson, Technology Director for the Emerging Experiences group at Razorfish tells Fast Company .
Here to There [openFrameworks] Inspired by the childhood memories of artworks on their bedroom walls, Here to There is a project by Emily Gobeille & Theo Watson ( Design I/O ) created two years ago, now available as a limited run of prints. For the project, the duo developed a suite of software tools using openFrameworks to programmatically build elements based around concepts like algorithm, permutation, cause and effect, and topology to name a few. More than 25 mini openFrameworks applications were created that would output graphics as postscript.
Whether you just want to be able to hack a few scripts or make a feature-rich application, writing code can be a little overwhelming with the massive amount of information available. Here are some resources to help get you started. Learn the Basics Before you click any other links on this page, you should read our Programmer 101 Guide so you can get acquainted with the basics. One of the first pieces of advice in the guide is to avoid getting hung up on choosing a programming language.