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Songfever

Songfever, at it's heart, is a tangible front-end for iTunes. Album covers are projected onto four physical objects standing on a shelf. With a scroll wheel, attached to the shelf, you can scroll through your music library in a Cover Flow like fashion. The goal was to reintroduce the aesthetic quality of a physical music collection (CDs, LPs), while maintaining the comfort of a digital one.

Songfever

Each of the four covers are tracked by a webcam mounted above the shelf. Their positions are translated in software in the same way the projector located relative to the webcam in the real world. When rendered in a 3D OpenGL view and projected back onto the shelf, the album covers line up with the physical objects again. Approximately, that is.

Songfever was our main project in the 4th semester for “Digital Media” at the Hochschule Darmstadt. I was responsible for the programming; the UVC Camera Control I posted some month ago, was a small part of it.

Visit the Songfever Website for some more photos and videos.

Friday, June 25th 2010
— Dominic Szablewski, @phoboslab