We just launched the latest version of cubetube.org. Hooray!
We've made quite a few changes to the site, and I'd to lay them out for you:
Cubes have several modes of operation -- when we first launched, you could program your cubes with the Spark web interface, via Processing, or compiling on your own on the command line. These different options were tricky to navigate for beginners, and it was hard for everyone to share and re-use code written in different environments. With this revision of cubetube, our goal is to simplify and unify code for the cubes, by providing a programming and simulation environment in the browser, and by hosting code on the site for easy viewing and re-use.
These vizs run in the browser, but can stream from the browser to your cube, opening up the possibility of writing programs that take keyboard input or use the more intricate features of processingjs to interact with the world. These vizs are signified by a computer icon in the thumbnail:
All code on the site is published by default under the MIT open-source license.
If you would like your code to be released under a different license, you can specify it by including the text of that license in your code.
All of your the original vizs and code are available at old.cubetube.org, and we'll keep the old site running. We've spoken to the members who have vizs on the site, and are working to migrate their vizs to the new cubetube.
We'd like to thank Tim Holman and Claudio Gugliere for an extraordinary job with the site design and concepts, and thanks to cubetube's own Stephen "tech_geek10" for providing helpful feedback on the cubes.
You here on cubetalk are the intrepid voyagers into the volumetric future. It is our great joy to build this future with you.
Alex, Shawn, and the Looking Glass team
A last note:
This site is more technically complicated to get perfect than the last one. If you see bugs or features that you wish it has, please let us know at email@example.com or post on the forum. If you'd like to contribute to the development of the site, the entirety of cubetube is open-source and available here on github. We welcome contributions and feedback!