Resonate Day 1: capacitive sensing, pixels, performing and much more…

The Snow is falling, which, I guess, is better than the rain yesterday. But, that did not matter to the people participating in any one of the numerous workshops taking place  at the Resonate Festival.

Not following any one in particular, I floated about checking out the process of various projects. Of course, the topics ranged greatly, but also the workshop techniques. Participants involved with stop-motion animation were busy building their animations, while other workshops consisted more of lectures and demonstrations. One which was fascinating was OpenCV.

That is, Computer Vision, or the technique of how a pixels are processed and analyzed by a computer. This is a key mechanism for video-based interactions. The second workshop of interest was about Raspberry Pi, an exciting platform for controlling, sensing, and performing video processing with a $35 computer that fits in the palm of your hand.

Not for the program fearing, as it takes a basic understanding of Linux-Debian to navigate and instruct the CPU. The bright side is that the community, and subsequent documentation, are all available online.

The after party was accompanied by the sounds of Pantha du Prince and 12 different bars in the city.

by Michael Dotolo (De Fenestrated)


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