could we do something like this with movement? It's really nice :D



{Creep Motion}


Quick Thought

If we can feed somehow the photos we've taken automatically into the flash interactive art piece...then the people that help us are becoming part of the art...so they can see the website with all the photos and also see the interactive piece which incorporates them all into some sort of fancy artistic interactive piece. So it's very samey and dull at first (with just our pictures) and the more we gain the more interesting it gets...random idea, typed up badly and has now left me head...MWAHAHAHA!

New Jam Testimonial

OK...after talks with Josh, we've agreed that the secret project should no longer be underground and a secret, but instead more of a known piece. The idea is to see how far we can get our interactive pieces seen and how many people we can get seeing our work. This could be through passing it on in a chain-letter way, or through word of mouth and our advertising.

We also like the idea of having the users photos being them and a piece of paper they hold up with where they live and also then answer to a certain question we ask them...but what? We need by the end of the week to finalise all this information and also have maybe a demo of the piece done?





Look at what this bad boy can be programmed to do! How cool :P



Matts work plan

Probably going to have a meeting about it in the coming week but after short phone convo with as it seems that things are going swimmingly.

I'm planning this week to mock up some visual ideas send them over to you and do a bit of research into internet stats and awareness etc.

Happy jamming!

To Be Continued...

Watch and learn children, watch and learn...


Meet Up 3 - An Exciting Meeting in the Dock!!!

Ideas for a piece

First maybe we should think about what can be done at the moment and what Josh is able to program.
What Josh knows
  1. Sound to trigger an object to rotate
  2. Sound to action and object to move back and forwards (this can interact with a moving object as shown in the Tennis game)
  3. Web Cam image translated into shapes
  4. Web Cam motion detection where movement is represented into visual (coloured squares)
Ideas from today (scans being uploaded tomorrow)

  • Viral Adverts
  • Game Ideas:
    • Jazz Hands Game (Jam Hands)
    • Interactive Ghost story (both using the motion detection from Josh's coding
    • Motion game where you have to keep wiping away a virus (that spreads if not)
    • Voice Navigation - Jam Quiz
    • Jam Tennis - Tournaments - Fun raising ideas for Publication
  • Website Ideas
    • Interactive Navigation (Anarchist (have to scream to navigate), Library website (has to be silent to navigate)
    • Do and Don't get angry, get angry
    • Timer based site
    • Please hold while we try to connect you
    • Patience websites - Sites that test your patience
  • Music and Sound detection (Flash file which interacts and creates visualisations to music
  • Things on the theme of:
    • Do's and Dont's
    • After Uni - Rest of your life
    • If you don't move the source will catch you
    • You are monitored
    • Taken over by the source
  • Secret Jamtastic idea!!! - Internet awareness (research needed), CCTV, Naivety, True Reactions, No editing
Very excited about the ideas that have been discussed today! WOHOOO!!!


JamCamMotion Source

As Promised...



This I've done well with this one! :)
Need a relativly fast computer to run at a high frame rate but hey ho!
Foull on motion detection people. The motion detection matrix is over the whole screen, just picking a few areas, say to trigger events, would speed up the app. Anyway, I think I've developed enough software recently. Its time to develope some ideas!
As usual, source to follow. Josh


Next Meeting

Pencil Thursday 7th February, 2 O'clock at the usual venue in your diaries or the next Jam session.

Coding that would be ace to help us with designs...

Hey...k, heres a couple of coding ideas I think would help me and Matt create and think about possibilities using flash and motion and sound detection.

  • A piece where when motion is detected it goes through the frames of an animation. When no motion is detected animation stops...
  • Likewise as above but with sound.
  • I'm imaging a cool piece which could be used as a beginning to a website. Where when a loud noise or movement is detected steam or some sort of object that's obstructing the site begins to fade. Rather than re-obstructing the site it simply disappears once it's full cleared allowing the users to navigate the site as normal.
I think with these as a basis me and matt will be able to get stuck in while you're continuing to be amazing and do all this new ace stuff :D loving the webcam stuff matey! I've set up a group on the new course website so that we can start uploading soonish!

Need a meeting sometime this week...wednesday afternoon or thursday??


Hey there internet folk!
I've package JamCam for release. I'm debating writing a tutorial at some stage but I think I'll work on the scripting a lot more first. See if I can push the idea further. I've got ideas for pinball machines, wait and see ;) Anyway, heres the release. Please drop me a line if you find it useful.



Also, the source for JamTennis can be found at:



I have re-written some major parts of the JamCam app. The differences on the outside are so slight that I decided not to bother launching it again. I've just over written the first one (below).
I have added some keyboard functionality:
SPACE: Change video mode (Cam, Colour Transform, Grid)
UP/DOWN: Contrast

I will be releasing source soon. I have to go to work now.

That is all. :)


Please note: You will require a webby-web-webcam to use this jamtastic piece of sickly sweet lovelyness.

Source to follow...