After a decade as a musician, web programmer, and startup founder, Greg Borenstein recently moved to New York to become an artist and teacher. His work explores the use of special effects as an artistic medium. He is fascinated by how special effects techniques cross the boundary between images and the physical objects that make them: miniatures, motion capture, 3D animation, animatronics, and digital fabrication. He is currently a grad student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Webcast: Intro to Gestural Interfaces with the Microsoft Kinect April 11, 2012 This webcast offers a beginners introduction to building your own applications with the Microsoft Kinect.
“I found Making Things See to be great for beginners, written in a complete and easy to read and follow fashion, yet with projects challenging enough for more advanced technologists. The Wireless Tape Measure and the Exercise Measurement projects look to be fun and useful! It is a great book for people who want to take their technology a outside the box for benefit or simply for fun! ”— Michelle, My Springfield Mommy
“With Making Things See the newest in the Make: Books series from O'Reilly Borstein tries to bring the skills he learned as a grad student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program to the hacker and builder communities at large.... If you think you have the skills you need to get started, the time has never been better to pull that Kinect off the shelf and fire up your text editor.”— Jeff Blagdon, The Verge