Clever!

I love this work. The possibilities for immersive engagement within the Special Educational Needs sector are massive. I am just starting to look at immersive interactive solutions to enable alternative forms of expression and communication. I am experimenting with the Kinect linked to a PC, and playing with the open source software, Processing. There are some wonderfully creative and intelligent people out there doing amazing things with this set up. Go look here!  They have inspired me to revisit some old research ideas and explore this path. If only I could run before I could walk! Still I have managed to find the on switch, it’s a start!

Webcam Piano 2.0 Teaser from Memo Akten on Vimeo.

A little bit of magic…

Just had to share this; dropped into my sight via the source of lots of fab info Huffington Post. How delicious to couple a child’s imagination with their very own soft toy… pure magic!

Check out these beauties and go look further at Wendy’s site Child’s Own Studio for more wonderful creations.

by Maya, age 4
by Maya, age 4
by Zoe, age 5
by Zoe, age 5
Polly Peanut Butter Bee by Joel
Polly Peanut Butter Bee by Joel

Andersen M Studio – combines paper and stop frame animation

Love this work. The Andersen M Studio has a plethora of great work… not normally one to promote these kind of firms, but hey… must be a leaning back to my educational roots, and some of their stuff is just ingenious.