Imaging Mind

From lifecasting webcam to live streaming Periscope

From lifecasting webcam to live streaming Periscope

Live streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat tap into the desire of people to expose themselves and claim their five seconds of fame. But where the selfie-movement, video blogging and the previous lifecasting movement are focused on the self, Periscope and Meerkat take a different route and are more about what you see. They facilitate others to experience what you experience. Borrow someone else’s eyes, rather than being told what to see (video blogging) or viewing and listening to a monologue (lifecasting).
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The perfection of computer generated imagery

The perfection of computer generated imagery

You don’t need to shoot the perfect photo anymore. You can simply create it. During the last couple of weeks you may have read this article: IKEA’s catalogue contains around 70% of computer generated imagery. No photos here, ‘merely’ generated graphics based on technical blueprints, rendered, shaded and positioned just right to show you the product ‘in action’. And – of course – to get you to go out and buy it. That people are surprised by this is fascinating. After all, it’s been known for years that items are made to look perfect in their product shots. One of
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The frightening future of virtual reality

The frightening future of virtual reality

A few weeks ago we attended the first Dutch VR Meetup at the Rockstart headquarters in Amsterdam. As the name indicates, the meetup was completely focused on the Oculus Rift and its brethren. Many headsets were present to provide a peek into virtual reality video images and computer generated worlds. Some of them even supported by strange contraptions.
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