In the latest example of what people are doing with open source Kinect tools and movement, PRICKIMAGE sends a performance that works with the Windows-based vvvv. It’s still a work in process / proof of concept, but I’m really enjoying seeing experiments with this technology. There’s definite potential to be explored. The artists write:

I follow CDM and find it inspiring & informative
Can I share a project with that we are developing quickly
Video sample below is the 1st test promo

This is what we plan next…
A 10-15 minute performance will use the Musion Eyeliner system to conjure magical effects with a performer who will dance and sing live,
live illustration and interactive graphics & audio, powered by vvvv (a multipurpose toolkit) within a simple fantasy narrative. Our theme is
metamorphosis and transition, within which we will play with effects of dramatic transformation visually referencing children’s fiction,
early cinematic and pre-cinematic effects, and animated worlds.

More:

creative direction: PRICKIMAGE
vvvv: SAPOLAB
performer: MC Gaff E
illustration: Martin Wollerstam
event: WetYourSelf!
music: App “Feel Like Dancing”

prickimage.com
sapolab.com
wollerstam.com
wetyourself.co.uk

It’s a multi-national effort, this, but I see at least one person at the STRP Festival later this month in Eindhoven, NL. I’m there presenting on the 25th, if anyone else is around!

  • Paul

    The Kinect has great potential as a feedback tool for dance. Too bad so many treat it as a puppet-show, or shadow game. Not wanting to hate on these doers, but please, can we get beyond osceleton?

  • http://www.jeremybailey.net Jeremy Bailey

    I recently AR gogo danced for 3 hours at Abandon Normal Devices in Liverpool with this Kinect derived AR Getup  (It was the most fun I've ever had performing)

  • http://www.jeremybailey.net Jeremy Bailey

    hmmm maybe links don’t work? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az1VQsHWi8A

  • http://www.vjvincent.com vincent john vincent

    As the co-inventor of video gesture control back in 1986 our intent was to create an amazing preformance tool. http://www.youtube.com/user/vjvincent1

    When inventing 3Ddepth camera gesture control in 2000, the technology that is the basis of the Kinect we saw a whole new level of oppurtunity for creativity. i love seeing all these ideas…