Webcam-based viewport control in Rhino

Demonstration of the current state of my attempt to introduce more intuitive, gesture-based movement into the Rhino modeling environment (via David Rutten’s Grasshopper). Relies heavily on Andy Payne’s vision components in Firefly, Yiannis Chatzikonstantinou’s Hoopsnake, and Daniel Piker’s Kangaroo physics engine. Trying to get the Rhino side of it useful so that implementing Leap MotionContinue reading “Webcam-based viewport control in Rhino”

Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltelQ3iKybU

Brute computing force alone can’t solve the world’s problems. Data mining innovator Shyam Sankar explains why solving big problems (like catching terrorists or identifying huge hidden trends) is not a question of finding the right algorithm, but rather the right symbiotic relationship between computation and human creativity.

hacker [hak-er]

noun “a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems” “a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill” But, read a little further down the page (courtesy of Dictionary.com): “a person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities; one who enjoysContinue reading “hacker [hak-er]”