It’s just plain awesome to be speaking in two conferences such as these – let alone 2 weeks apart. I’d say I feel like a rockstar….but that notion peaked in our industry, didn’t it? I feel like the damn belle of the ball.
Anyway, I was looking over my topics on both sites beaming and throwing dollar bills in the air – and I thought to myself “These topic descriptions are technically true, and the most succinct way to write them up, but I just don’t know if I’m conveying what the audience will be getting into”.
People are excited about the Kinect and know what the Kinect does. When you say Kinect, many will have an understanding of what that is, and BASICALLY what it can do. What if I said I was going to talk about an Xtion? Or a Carmine? Both are pieces of hardware just like the Kinect, but you’ve never heard of them. And guess what? They work on Windows, OSX, or Linux.
So, yes – we’ll get gestures and hands and your entire skeleton tracking in the browser. I’ll tell you briefly how you can get it there. I fancy Node.js at the moment to do my bidding. But really, I’ll give you the big picture on what you can do, how it all works, and fill you in on some nifty browser experiments!