A sample frame (minus logo) of a prototype of what the filter does.

Unlogo is a new tactical media project from Eyebeam Alum Jeff Crouse that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. The project launched this week as part of the Berkeley Net Art Exhibition.

Join Jeff for a 2-hour workshop on Sept 29th from 6-8PM where he will teach participants how to use the tools behind Unlogo: the new FFMPEG AVFilter interface in conjunction with OpenCV to make "smart" video filters.

You can also support the project's future development with your dollars via the Unlogo Kickstarter campaign.


I created a little CV web app for the musician/”mad beat scientist” FlyingLotus back in November, and it launched today.

I’d like to give super big props to Eugene Zatepyakin, aka in-spirit.  Eugene used the Alchemy Project to compile a SURF algorithm into ActionScript, and the Apparat framework to optimize it, resulting in a totally real-time matching algorithm in ActionScript, ASSURF.  Without his work, this definitely wouldn’t have been possible.

If you have any of the album art, click here to try it out.

Start Date: 
29 Sep 2010
$5+ suggested donation to Unlogo Kickstarter campaign

Join Eyebeam Alum Jeff Crouse for a skillshare/pizza party to support his new project: Unlogo.  Jeff will teach you how to detect and track logos in videos using OpenCV 2.1, and augment/manipulate videos with the new FFMPEG AVFilter interface.

*Some* c++ experience recommended.

Please RSVP here:

A prototype of the Unlogo filter, replacing store signs with the disembodied heads of the CEOs of the respective companies.

Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.

In short, Unlogo gives people the opportunity to opt out of having corporate messages permanently imprinted into the photographic record of their lives.

From the Berkeley Net Art exhibition:

Project Created: 
June 2010
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