Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards” built using a laser scanner and software:
A couple of hours ago was the release of a project I’ve been working on with Radiohead and Google. Lots of laser scanner fun.
I released some Processing code along with the data we captured to make the video. Also tried to give a basic explanation of how to get started using Processing to play with all this stuff.
The project is hosted at code.google.com/radiohead, where you can also download all the data for the point clouds captured by the scanner, as well as Processing source code to render the points and rotate Thom’s head as much as you’d like. This is the download page for the data and source code.
They’ve also posted a “making of” video:
(Just cover your ears toward the end where the director starts going on about “everything is data…”)
Sort of wonderful and amazing that they’re releasing the data behind the project, opening up the possibility for a kind of software-based remixing of the video. I hope their leap of faith will be rewarded by individuals doing interesting and amazing things with the data. (Nudge, nudge.)