Its been a while since I have used processing for any of my projects so today I took some time to have a good look at some of the new libraries available for the framework. I was amazed at far processing has come, there are now libraries for everything from sound to reading the accelerometer built into a Mac book. I was very pleased to see that box2D has been wrapped to integrate simply into processing as this is a very powerful 2D physics engine. Here is the link to the libraries section of the processing site for anybody that is interested.
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Try to keep up! The statement I have been telling myself a lot recently. The shift to HTML5 and CSS3 has left me scrambling for browser support comparisons and video encoding specifications. Web technologies like tectonic plates are shifting, some struggling to find their place while others are emerging powerful with claims of modularity and future proofing. All this change has rekindled my love for web development but there have been a couple of changes that I really want to shout about so here it goes:
Starting with the most obvious first – jQuery
The very idea of an always on PC the size of a plug opens up vast possibilities. The SheevaPlug runs at an average of 5watts which is much less than the usual servers and house hold computers. It connects to an ordinary network and has a USB input to incorporate the usual peripherals such as cameras, external hard disk drives etc…
From what i could see this only comes with a type ‘A’ plug (American Standard) but i am sure there is a way of converting it to work in the UK. There is an open source API framework named RainDrop which from the text on the site ‘makes it effortless to deploy third-party applications onto the SheevaPlug securely and in a resource-defined manner.’
The SheevaPlug would be very useful when working with home automation and security.
This is a very poetic project and a very beautiful idea. The author and creator of the program decided it would be nice to have a way to convert the beauty of the retina in an eye in to music. He’s Using Processing as the backbone and creating OSC which are then picked up by SuperCollider.
I have not looked at SuperCollider yet but it does look like an excellent piece of software for producing real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. So watch out in the future for experiments on my blog using this software.
heres the video showing the EyeSequencer:
this project was found on Makezine.com
Makezine found this project on: http://blog.califaudio.com
Just found this awesome java applet that has the potential to convert any picture to sound. Check out some of the pictures already defined on this site they actually sound quite good in an odd sort of way. Would be awesome to some how link this to a web cam so the sound could change on the fly. In theory A dancer could be placed in front of the web cam with a routine could produce a rather structured piece of music.
Find the applet HERE