Performer: A Stunning iPad App Puts Daft Punk to Shame

Konkreet Performer is a music control and performance instrument for the iPad. Its unique and intuitive multi-touch interface reconnects the musician’s? actions directly with the music. Use PERFORMER to play your Synth, operate your DAW, or anything that receives OSC or MIDI. Re-explore your favorite music software tools with a whole new way to search, find and perform your sound. Available now in the app store!

KONKREET PERFORMER is here! from Konkreet Labs on Vimeo.

How I fell in Love with a Fish

Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie’s honeymoon he’s enjoyed since discovering an outrageously delicious fish raised using a revolutionary farming method in Spain. My one complaint about this video is that the speaker never once identifies either of the fishes he fell in love with .. if they’re so wonderful, why doesn’t he tell us what they are so we can all enjoy eating fish that are ethically and sustainably farmed?

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling?

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain

As we bring gameplay into more aspects of our lives (from socializing to exercising), Tom Chatfield talks about one compelling aspect of videogaming: its measurability. Parceling out rewards at carefully calibrated percentages, games collect reams of data about what humans truly find rewarding, and precisely how hard we’re willing to work for a win.


Unity3d on Microsoft Surface

1. Created windows form application in c# and import the Surface dlls. When application is lunched send a signal to the surface to say: “I am working, and I have loaded”.

2. Create an AxUnityWebPlayerControl (or what it´s called) and place this on the winform. 

3. In unity when the application is loaded send an external call to winform application to say “I´m loaded now”.

4. Place an invisible control over the UnityControl. 

5. Take the handle from this control and send this to Surface API and say: “use this handle for the input”. 

6. Add inputevents. 

7. Set up an Tcp/Ip connection to the unity application.

8. On input events, send the input data over Tcp/Ip to the unity application.


Multitouch Surface + Iregular’s Unity3D Framework

During the summer of 2010, at Iregular, we build this Multitouch table using FTIR technology to prototype and test our interactive content made with Unity 3D. Unity3D was the most appealing platform for the stuff we wanted to create. The catch was that there was not a good framework we could use for multitouch and Unity3D… So we built our own Multitouch Unity3D framework and this video is the first demo of it. With this framework done the sky is the limit on what we can do. Stay tuned for that at VIDEO CREDITS: Shot and Edited: Natali Film Song by: Three Trapped Tigers

Multitouch Surface + Iregular’s Unity3D Framework from Iregular on Vimeo.