This might be a bit nerdy BUT for those who are willing to create their works on computers in future, it is totally related to their capabilities to express their ideas… Those who are already involved with computer graphics, I guess they should know what is going on in recent tech news. If you already know about openCL, than it’s great.
Shortly, openCL is the new member of “open” family – which are openGL (open graphics library) and openAL (open audio library). OpenCL stands for “open computing language) and is a platform that opens the boundaries between different processors (cpu, gpu, whatever you have..) and lets you program across heterogeneous systems. Basically, in a down to earth manner, the program written in this platform can use all the available processors to do a single/multiple job/s (simulation, calculations, etc…) on win, linux, mac os, mobile os’, etc… in real time.
If this isn’t interesting, I should remind you that normally anything related to graphics is processed on GPU and you can’t use its processing power for other purposes (although there are ways to do it- which are complex and limited on current tech).
These demonstrations are done using openCL platform by Havok.
A quote from openCL site
“OpenCL is being created by the Khronos Group with the participation of many industry-leading companies and institutions including 3DLABS, Activision Blizzard, AMD, Apple, ARM, Barco, Broadcom, Codeplay, Electronic Arts, Ericsson, Freescale, HI, IBM, Intel, Imagination Technologies, Kestrel Institute, Motorola, Movidia, Nokia, NVIDIA, QNX, RapidMind, Samsung, Seaweed, Takumi, Texas Instruments and Umeå University.”
Which means it will be used very very widely.
just to keep everyone up to date…
I was looking at va402 proposals and belkis’ project reminded me a work that I’ve seen in moma ny.
Two people are separated by a thin wall and each has a computer with keyboard. The idea is to chat (like a regular msn or mirc style) with keyboards but what you write becomes a pictogram on the screen. So you start to communicate with symbols that represent your words or your story.
Auditorium is an online audio puzzle game and it’s a lot of fun. The interface of the game is very smart, visuals are highly impressive and the game itself is very entertaining. The idea is to set up the scene to have the correct light low in order to get the right melody. It somehow uses a lot of processing (CPU) power due to flash’s weak GPU support. You might want to play in a window instead of full screen or reduce the quality. Anyway, it is a really good experience!