‘Hacking’ the Hue: Control Interface for the API

I have Phillips Hue at home, so using the nice instructions from ITP Light & Interactivity I was able to connect to my home’s hue setup as a developer. Here is a snapshot of my home’s current setup (collected through a GET request after connected):

5 lights and a bunch of scenes

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Gas Pedal, Gas Pedal

I made a gas pedal-style video speed controller / interface in Max/MSP. When you press down on the mouse, it accelerates the playback speed of the video. When the mouse is released, the throttle eases back towards 1x speed:

The acceleration rates and deceleration rates can also be changed with the two sliders in the middle.

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Introduction to Node.js & Express

I used Node.js and Express to make a local server with some very basic routing features.

the name of the server is ‘lilserv’

The repository for this project and other connected devices projects can be found here. This post is contained to the ‘lilserv’ folder.

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Embracing Serendipity: Sunlight & Voyeurism

I see a lot of potential to manipulate time and light elements with Max/MSP, so I have begun collecting footage of things that may be interesting to:

  • Speed up, slow down, time lapse, reverse, etc.
  • Apply filters of light to, and play with lens glare a little

Here is an example of some footage I collected recently – biking around Brooklyn. Hopefully it can turn into something nice!

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