Thursday, March 14, 2013


PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities for VCD, SVCD, DVD up to FULL-HD.
The effect of the slideshow is known as "Ken Burns". Comments of the pictures are generated into a subtitle file. Furthermore an audio file can be specified to setup the background musice for the slide show.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

electric sheep

Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC, Mac, Android, or iPad. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep".
Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.
The result is a collective "android dream", blending man and machine to create an artificial lifeform.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Create and share timelines of the past and the future.

Friday, March 8, 2013

more Arduino ports

Tutorial: Maximising your Arduino’s I/O ports

This is chapter forty-one of a series originally titled “Getting Started/Moving Forward with Arduino!” by John Boxall – a series of articles on the Arduino universe. The first chapter is here, the complete series is detailed here. Any files from tutorials will be found here.

47 Blender tutorials

maps + art

Helena Tatay links
curator of Cartographies expo:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Geomerative - a Processing library

Geomerative is a library for Processing. It extends 2D geometry operations to facilitate generative geometry. Includes a TrueType font and an SVG interpreters. This library exposes the shapes (such as vector drawings or typographies) in a more approchable way. Geomerative makes it easy to access the paths, the handles and the points, making it easy to develop generative typography and geometry pieces in Processing.

Fontastic - a Processing library

is a Processing library
to create font files

Created by Andreas Koller

Monday, March 4, 2013

Duration Timeline

Duration is a timeline for creative coding. Create live performances, interactive installations, and music visualizations by synchronously composing servos, lighting, and projection. 

Duration integrates with OpenFrameworks, Processing, Cinder, vvvv, Unity3d, Quartz, and any other OSC enabled environment.


Pd - PureData projects

Some nice Pd projects:

Live guitar processing

Meta platform, modular system

Image sonification

Poly Guitar live system:

Live set:

Book on sound fx:


Algorithmic Composer:

Slice / Jockey

clone a hard drive

Whether you’re setting up multiple computers or doing a full backup, cloning hard drives is a common maintenance task. Don’t bother burning a new boot CD or paying for new software – you can do it easily with your Ubuntu Live CD.
Not only can you do this with your Ubuntu Live CD, you can do it right out of the box – no additional software needed! The program we’ll use is called dd, and it’s included with pretty much all Linux distributions. dd is a utility used to do low-level copying – rather than working with files, it works directly on the raw data on a storage device.
sudo fdisk –l
sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Wikia vs. WikiSpaces

permutation city - Greg Evans

reading ... quantum ... posthuman ... copy .-

free projection software

At last I've found a free tool for live projections

video, pics, color, ppts...
with transitions
controlled from the main monitor

VJ variety

some free VJ tools: (Linux)

best VJ soft: (Cell)


Webcam astronomical software . free

"SharpCap is a fairly comprehensive webcam and Astronomy camera capture tool. It is primarily designed for astronomical use.
I wrote it because I got fed up with the awkward control over camera settings in programs like Amcap, Open Video Capture, etc.
The main goals were to be easy to use when observing, and to help avoid mistakes like capturing with the wrong resolution or camera settings, or overwriting an existing file accidentally."

blender lipsynch

Magpie -> isolate phonemes / vinemes


Voice-o-matic + FacialStudio (for 3DSmax)


A free Java program for creating timesheets to sync animation to a pre-recorded audio track. Output is in Magpie or Moho format.

Developed by Lifemode Interactive

vj extravaganza

Some experiments with webcam software and other video utilities:

AV Webcam Morpher
AV Video Morpher
CrazyTalk Animator
Visual Jockey
CTA - ViJo
AVS Editor
Whorld KoreVMC3
Wondershare Video Editor
Dynamic Auto-painter


R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R.
R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.
One of R's strengths is the ease with which well-designed publication-quality plots can be produced, including mathematical symbols and formulae where needed. Great care has been taken over the defaults for the minor design choices in graphics, but the user retains full control.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

best list of data APIs


Fast start: Processing.js & data visualization

follow this:

try the examples on:

the WebGL examples don't work on Firefox 19.0. Why?

to follow:

Pomax Guide seems excellent.

fixing the new research workflow

I search
I open tabs
capture the interesting pages / articles /urls /selections with Evernote's WebClipper

I add an entry to myBrain with the conclusions.

but then: how to fix them into a text, an article, a presentation... an outliner? word processor?

word clouds

Author: timdream.
Feel free to leave comments or grab the source code.
Data feeds:


content clipper

I need a tool to extract and organize content from web pages.
I wish I could use DevonThink, but ther's no Win version.
Tried some small note & outliners:
  • KeyNote NF
  • RedNotebook
were the best

But I'd like to clip and paste and organize as I search and find...
then shape it all as an article... or sometimes a presentation...

That's the new research paradigm: we need a tool to enhance our brains capabilities, and a new workflow that can handle the information overload.

A new candidate:
  • Springpad
But I'm testing the new WebClipper in Evernote.
I'll get into Javascript, Processing.js and Several DataVisualization libraries.
That's quite huge, so I need to write my development down.

Let's see how it works

creating myBrain

a new aproach to an old problem
increasing in size everyday:
take note of my searchs and findings