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April 12, 2010 permalink

Boards Interactive Magazine Walkthrough

Boards Interactive Magazine – Walkthrough from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

For the March 2010 issue of Boards Magazine, Emily Gobeille and I worked with Nexus Productions to develop an interactive cover experience called Rise and Fall. Here is a little preview of the experience.

You can download the software and the cover from:

Update: Found out you can buy a copy of the magzine for $7 by emailing – . You can also download the cover as a pdf from the link above.

The project uses the Ferns library for tracking ( ) and the whole project is open source released under the GPL v2.0 . Grab the source code here:


Digital Directors:
Emily Gobeille –
Theo Watson –

Produced by:
Nexus Productions –

Sound Design:
MOST Original Soundtracks –

Made with openFrameworks –
Using the Ferns library for tracking –

Boards Interactive Magazine – Walkthrough. Gorgeous interactive promo piece: you hold up a copy of the magazine (or a reasonable facsimile…) in front of your webcam, and the app responds to and tracks its orientation, letting you navigate through an playful graphic design landscape. I saw a small live demo at SXSWi, and the audience was definitely delighted. Built with openFrameworks and the Ferns object detection library, the app is entirely open sourced, too!