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moo-pong



Moo-pong devices enable users to pick up moving images from their environment, gather them, and display them like a kaleidoscope. A camera links the captured images with physical IDs. The IDs are collected in a container, which generates a movie relating to the IDs, where they become a living experience.

Art and Science


With moo-pong, users create original works without even realizing it. For example, if you use moo-pong while traveling, you could pass on memories of your trip much more effectively than buying commemorative postcards or DVDs. Moo-pong pieces can also be special gifts that are much more precious that expensive, useless objects.

Goal


To encourage people to use moo-pong in daily life, to commemorate events such as birthdays, trips, etc. and share memories with others.

Innovation


The core technical innovation of this project is that moo-pong incorporates technologies that relate physical objects and moving images to create a kaleidoscopic experience.

The acquisition system is composed of an RFID tag, a micro-controller, and LEDs that notify the user of the shooting state. The scope includes an RFID reader, a small (2.5-inch) LCD display, and push buttons. It communicates with a PC, and the PC displays the moving images that correspond with the pushed buttons.

Users can edit and browse among moving images by dropping moo-balls into the moo-scope. Mirrors the in moo-scope produce visual effects like a kaleidoscope.

Vision


Moo-pong allows people to make "pieces" about their daily lives, with more of their own feelings, passions, and experiences. In future versions, the functions of the moo-cam will be buried in the moo-ball, and users will be able to capture moving images by only using the moo-ball.

Contact


Yusuke Wada
Keio University, Okude Laboratory
yusukebe (at) sfc.keio.ac.jp

Contributors


Naohito Okude
Daisuke Uriu
Jun Usui
Keio University, Okude Laboratory
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