Paranoid Tees

Posted: March 11th, 2010 | Tags: | 2 Comments »


Paranoid Tees have opened their doors in Plaza Cedro, Valencia! From the website:

If you are a designer or illustrator, you love t-shirts or you know that you have something distinct to offer, and you would like to be a part of our team.

If you are a music group and you want to promote and generate cash with your t-shirts without investing anything, we’ll make it easy. We’ll produce and sell your t-shirts and then pay you. Everything is of the same quality as your posters and CD covers.

If you’re a t-shirt fan, then you’ve arrived at the right place. If not, then you’ll soon see. The countdown has begun…

Here are the two t-shirts I designed for them.

The t-shirt on top shows the molecular structure of everyone’s favourite analgesic. The formula appears to be projected onto a conical surface. The material is 100% bio-cotton, and hopefully they’ll soon be able to offer it on organic hemp.

The bottom t-shirt is, of course, a homage to Carl Sagan – ‘A Glorious Dawn’ ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science). It turned out quite well. On the back will be a unique link (redirecting to the youtube video) so I can track who actually bothers typing it in.

Go buy them! Paranoid Tees, Poeta Mas i Ros, 37, València, 46022.

Posted: March 9th, 2010 | Tags: | 12 Comments »

I have created my first jQuery plugin. Called, it is a plugin which allows jQuery to read data from a user’s webcam or other video capture device.


  • Until browsers support native webcam capture, an (open source) flash blob is used for the actual capture.
  • The plugin can optionally prompt the user to allow flash access the webcam.
  • The plugin writes the video to a canvas element.
  • Support for adding callbacks and filters.

There is a demonstration available (testing on Firefox 3.6). The performance is terrible at the moment, but I will be working to fix that.

I’m planning to use this plugin for my next interactive art installation, which will allow the participant to interact with a virtual environment using facial emotions. Stay tuned!

Update: I’ve put the source on github.

Update 2: Check out WebRTC for a future native browser implementation.