Creativity is great, not only for the outcomes, but for the brain… Apparently according to a lecture I sat through today, ideas are resultant from a new neuron connection in the brain. Sounds believable enough to me, but if you're a brain surgeon do correct me if I’m wrong!
We did a bit of group discussion today to keep our creative process working away. Whilst listening to a few people talk, I went off in a bit of a day dream. And came up with a new idea.
I thought about attaching an RFID chip to someone (or something) and have them(/it) walk across a set area. For arguments sake, lets say its a rectangle. Within that rectangle are a load of RFID receivers, that then detect when the RFID chip is near. When one is triggered, this sets off a function on photoshop to delete the corresponding area on a picture in Photoshop. The user could do this for a set period of time, and then once they are out of the area, Photoshop will use the content aware fill, to fill the erased areas with what the computer thinks (after analyzing the image with sections missing) should be there. This video should give you an idea of what content aware fill can do, as it is quite impressive (by the way it is currently avalible in PS CS5). Then once all this is done, the two images are compared and the user could maybe try and identify which one is the real one if they are images of landscapes for example!
In addition to this, another expansion to this idea, is that the image could be projected onto the area in real time. But the only problem with this is processing times for when the content aware fill takes place, and the fact the user will see the image to start with.
But again, the idea is just that - an idea. I’ll keep thinking about it.