Posts made in June, 2008

Strategy Week 2008

Posted by on Jun 20, 2008 in Event | 0 comments

I joined the strategy week of the Designed Intelligence group. This year we went sailing. We had many interesting discussions and it truly brought our group closer to each other. Of course I took many photos.

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Karaoke on Mac OS X

Posted by on Jun 14, 2008 in Culture, Documentation, Event | 14 comments

Our research group is soon leaving to its annual strategy week and it was my task (again) to organize the Karaoke session. I would like to share my experiences with setting up a Mac as a Karaoke jukebox.

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Interactive Vision Studio

Posted by on Jun 10, 2008 in Research, Technology | 0 comments

At the Designed Intelligence Research Group of Department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, we build an Interactive Vision Studio. We use a single camera and a single projector, which eliminates the need to align and synchronize multiple screens and cameras. Both, the camera and the projector have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which means that they have a 16:9 aspect ratio. Given the width of the projection screen of 6 meters, the screen should be 3.37 meters high to achieve the 16:9 aspect ratio. However, even tall people rarely exceed 2 meters in height. We therefore decided to exclude one third of the vertical dimension, which resulted in final dimensions for the screen of 592 cm x 222 cm. It follows that the projection will use 1920 x 720 pixels. The projector had to be placed at a distance of 12 meters from the screen to achieve this projection size.

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