Radiohead's new 3D-viz video made from Creative Commons-licensed data


Joi Ito points us to a new video just released by Radiohead for the song "House of Cards" from the album In Rainbows. Snip from a blog post at the Google Developer site, which has videos and images about the making of...

No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
And Joi, who is the CEO of Creative Commons, adds...
Exciting for Creative Commons is that the data (although not the music) used to produce this music video are being made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License on the Google Code site. The Source code to the software used is being made available under a Apache License 2.0. This combination of Open Source licenses for code and Creative Commons licenses for data/content is very "good idea".

Radiohead "House of Cards" and Creative Commons [ joi.ito.com ]

RA DIOHEA_D / HOU SE OF_C ARDS [ Google Code ]

(Disclaimer: the writer of this post is the hugest Radiohead fan ever, and will personally whup all comers who may hit me up on my Myspace to dispute said claim. Aight? Later.)