ForK: Building bridges between state-of-the-art research and creative media

The latest developments in research are often not directly applicable for the media and creative industries, since the prototypical implementations are often operated using special software and hardware environments that are not designed for common platforms. In contrast, usage of web technology is basically a standard in the media and creative industries.

For this reason, the ForK project aims to develop a process which makes the transition from current research implementations to mobile web technologies as simple as possible. A (partially) automated conversion chain is modeled and examined, in which a machine-oriented programming language such as C++ is transferred to the browser-based programming language Javascript. In particular, aspects of the two programming languages, which have an influence on a successful conversion, will be examined.

The Institute of Visual Computing is developing a research prototype from the area of ​​Augmented Reality which will be used to continuously test and optimize the transition process defined by project partner Pixelpark.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).

EFRE Förderhinweis