Philipp Schoessler

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– kinect, gestures, openFrameworks

BookPlace is a first prototype for a digital bookshelf. Since ebook readers and their digital content are getting more and more popular one can assume that classical bookshelfs might one day disappear from our living rooms.

People would be left with lots of new available space but the need to browse books might still exist. BookPlace uses the Microsoft Kinect to create a new non-contact-interface for displaying, sorting and reading e-books. It was written with the help of openFrameworks and the ofxKinect addon.

This project was developed by students in the M.A. degree program 'Communication in Social and Economic Contexts' at the Berlin University of the Arts. My part in this project was to build, design and realize the prototype.

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