Thursday, 17 July 2008

Radiohead - House Of Cards (Video)

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Not sure if you have seen the video for Radioheads new single, House of Cards...but I aint seen anything quite like it! As strange as it sounds, its filmed without the use of cameras or conventional lighting.

Here comes the science bit...

No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.

Radiohead have decided to make the data "open source". So if you are ever in a Spielberg
kinda can produce your own version of the video!

Explore data visualization through a 3D viewer and use your mouse to further manipulate the data and create your own visualizations.

Download the data and instructions on how to create your own visualizations
If you manage to create a data visualization that you'd wish to share, the band would love to see it. You can share your videos on the House of Cards YouTube group.

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