Whorl, the first third-party interactive work built with OpenPTrack, has been accepted to be included in ACM CHI 2016‘s catalogue of work. An installation created by Damon Seeley, Eitan Mendelowitz, and David Glicksman in 2014, Whorl was initially installed at the UCLA Interpretive Media Laboratory‘s space in Downtown Los Angeles. The catalogue is being prepared […]
UCLA REMAP and Open Perception are porting OpenPTrack to operate on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 and TX1. Both UCLA and the University of Padova are performing integration and performance testing on these platforms. Compact and with a low per-unit cost, the platform will make an OpenPTrack system more affordable and […]
On September 15th, 2015, UCLA REMAP‘s Project Manager, Randy Illum, presented the OpenPTrack platform to the Foro Internacional de Innovación Educativa conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also presenting were PhD student Christine Lee (UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies) and Gabriela Cardenas, a teacher from UCLA Lab School. Lee and Cardenas […]
Five UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) undergraduates showcased interactive installations using OpenPTrack as the interface for body-based audience interactions. Under the supervision of UCLA REMAP‘s Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke, the students developed and built these pieces as their Interactive Digital Media concentration thesis projects, and to be prototypes for the […]
UCLA REMAP is testing OpenPTrack in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media‘s Television Studio #3, using (3) Kinect v2 and (3) Shuttle i7 computers. This is the first installation of OpenPTrack at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT). Students in TFT’s Interpretive Digital Media (IDM) concentration […]
OpenPTrack is being used by UCLA REMAP’s Interpretive Media Laboratory (IMLab) to develop prototype interpretive exhibits for the Los Angeles State Historic Park Welcome Pavilion. More information about this deployment is available here. Please watch the short video about IMLab and the Welcome Pavilion below.
Whorl, an installation by Damon Seeley, Eitan Mendelowitz, and David Glicksman, is the first third-party interactive work created with OpenPTrack. It is installed as a demo at the UCLA Interpretive Media Laboratory‘s space in Downtown Los Angeles. Please watch the video below. Whorl from Eitan Mendelowitz on Vimeo.
UCLA REMAP is now testing OpenPTrack as a primary interface for body-based interaction with interpretive media content for the Welcome Pavilion at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP). A full-sized mockup of the Pavilion (to be completed with the new Park in 2015) is installed at the nearby space […]
In September 2014, a prototype deployment of OpenPTrack was installed semi-permanently in UCLA Lab School’s Gregg G. Juárez Community Hall, using seven Kinect 1, one stereo camera pair, and two Mesa SwissRanger 4500 imagers. The installation will support the NSF-funded Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) project, creating a physically interactive educational […]
Initial support for custom stereo camera rigs has been added, with drivers for the Point Grey BlackFly ethernet-based cameras. Preliminary documentation can be found here; it is currently being wikified.