• 6 June - 1 July 2016
• four weeks, full-time in Berlin, Germany
• 10-15 participants accepted
• Based in ACUD MACHT NEU
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of computer vision and image processing for creative projects and critical discourse.
Computer Vision is an area of research centered on how algorithms can extract information from images. This was originally done using still images, later video and now includes 3D data from cameras with 3D
Computer vision has found application in many areas: the military, video games, police surveillance, robotics, etc. For artists and designers, computer vision can bring interactivity to works allowing reaction to body movement and motion, and allowing for the creation of new forms of imagery.
Through the exploration of these technologies for creative purposes we’ll have the opportunity to see how these algorithms may be used for privacy and surveillance and what problems it might pose to use them within different contexts. In a time when access to cameras and sharing of imagery is commonplace, the possibility of analyzing or manipulating images allows for new forms of commentary and creativity.
This course will be taught using Openframeworks.
Week 1: Introductory Lectures (guest speakers tbd)
Week 2: Basic techniques for computer vision using OpenCv and openFrameworks
Week 3: 3D cameras and related algorithms
Week 4: Projects for final exhibition
This workshop is geared toward anyone involved in creative projects (designers, makers, artists, musicians, performers etc.) that want to begin incorporating computer vision into their work or practice. The course approaches computer vision from an introductory level, however a basic knowledge of programming (in any language/platform) is encouraged.