Open Sound Control as
Middleware for Games
Accessibility and Body-
Movement Controlled
Gaming
   Dr Alasdair G Thin BSc, P...
Overview
Emergence of Open Sound Control (OSC)
Sample OSC Applications
OSC Protocol
OSC Controllers & Software
Demos
OSC a...
Electronic Music Pioneers
Management Problem - Solution




       get directly down                 Maurits Burgers




                           ...
MIDI (musical instr. digital interface)




                     Optically Isolated Serial Connection




Notes coded #1-1...
Open Sound Control (Midi for networks)
  Url-style naming scheme
  Open-ended
  Dynamic
  Symbolic
  High data resolution
...
OSC Applications & Uses




  VirtualDJ                      Quintet.net




                      von boot
              ...
Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)

        Software
                                 Open
    Kernel    Device Driver     S...
OSC Controllers




Lemur Jazz Mutant   Touch OSC
OSC Software/Router 1




          junXion
OSC Software/Router 2




          OSCulator
OSC Software/Router 3




          GlovePIE
Demo 1 - Wiimote
Demo 2 - Video & Audio
Demo 3 - iPhone
OSC as Enabling Middleware
Wacom Tablets             Audio
Wiimotes                    pitch
Wii Balance Board           l...
Future Controller Developments


                           Sensor(s)




                   Microcontroller + OSC



    ...
Future Development
OSC gateway                Video Game
incorporated in games      Virtualization
                       ...
Contact



Dr Alasdair G Thin, BSc, PhD
Active Video Game Researcher
a.g.thin@thin.me.uk
www.gamersizescience.org
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This presentation gives an overview of the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol and how it can be used to network enable hardware and software in order to increase accessibility by facilitating all manner of controllers to be used to play video games.

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Open Sound Control as Middleware for Games Accessibility and Body-movement Controlled Gaming

  1. 1. Open Sound Control as Middleware for Games Accessibility and Body- Movement Controlled Gaming Dr Alasdair G Thin BSc, PhD Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  2. 2. Overview Emergence of Open Sound Control (OSC) Sample OSC Applications OSC Protocol OSC Controllers & Software Demos OSC as Enabling Middleware Future Developments
  3. 3. Electronic Music Pioneers
  4. 4. Management Problem - Solution get directly down Maurits Burgers Ivo Riemann
  5. 5. MIDI (musical instr. digital interface) Optically Isolated Serial Connection Notes coded #1-127
  6. 6. Open Sound Control (Midi for networks) Url-style naming scheme Open-ended Dynamic Symbolic High data resolution High time resolution Example: /wii/1/button/home
  7. 7. OSC Applications & Uses VirtualDJ Quintet.net von boot VJing
  8. 8. Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) Software Open Kernel Device Driver Sound Control Hardware Abstraction Layer Hardware Input Devices
  9. 9. OSC Controllers Lemur Jazz Mutant Touch OSC
  10. 10. OSC Software/Router 1 junXion
  11. 11. OSC Software/Router 2 OSCulator
  12. 12. OSC Software/Router 3 GlovePIE
  13. 13. Demo 1 - Wiimote
  14. 14. Demo 2 - Video & Audio
  15. 15. Demo 3 - iPhone
  16. 16. OSC as Enabling Middleware Wacom Tablets Audio Wiimotes pitch Wii Balance Board level Human Interface Devices Midi (HIDs) Space Navigator Video Tracking Micro-controllers color OSC object Midi
  17. 17. Future Controller Developments Sensor(s) Microcontroller + OSC http://hci.stanford.edu/dtools/arduino.html
  18. 18. Future Development OSC gateway Video Game incorporated in games Virtualization www.onlive.com OSC.py library for Python flosc library for Flash
  19. 19. Contact Dr Alasdair G Thin, BSc, PhD Active Video Game Researcher a.g.thin@thin.me.uk www.gamersizescience.org

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