Hello all !
I will be teaching a 4 part workshop in San Francisco starting on December 4th. ( http://www.gaffta.org/2012/07/24/hacking-the-kinect-with-openframeworks/ ) Below is a general overview of what will be covered in class :
This workshop will start with an introduction to Open Frameworks as a whole and will then focus on using the popularly hackable kinect device.
Day 1 : openFrameworks 101
+Lecture: Community Showcase, Out of Box capabilities, Core Examples + Addons
+Lab: Coordinate Spaces, Pixel Manipulation, Implementing community addons, Particles + Forces
Day 2 : Introduction to the Kinect
+Lecture: How a Kinect works
+Workshop and Examples: Libfreenect + OpenCV blob tracking and using kinect data to make art
Day 3 : A deeper dive into oF
+Lecture: Basics of 3D movement, oF Community
+Lab: Cameras + 3D Space, Point Clouds, OpenNI + NITE Skeleton Tracking
Day 4 : Connecting with oF
+Lab: Networking Basics, connecting to an instrument with OSC and Ableton Live, connecting to another app with local sockets, sharing your work with GitHub