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A nice Kinect dance video (with code!)

A rather nice video showing of the capabilities of code, dancers and the kinect:

CAN Kinect Physics Tutorial from Amnon Owed on Vimeo.

See the code at processing.org and creativeapplications.net.

Humanoid Teleoperation - Kinect Hacks

I dont think I want to be in an hospital with Humanoids yet. But the future is coming.

Take this robots being remote operated by a human via a kinect:

Augmented Reality Sandbox with Real-Time Water Flow Simulation

Amazing Augmented Reality Sandbox which uses an Xbox Kinect, Linux Box, projector, and white sand.

See sanystation:
The SandyStation delivers whole new experience with sandbox and pushes creativity and fun behind the line. Digital projection and 3D vision makes possible to build beautiful and colorful landscapes looking like a living land. A number of games and applications give you a wide range of fun like building rivers, mountains or volcanoes spewing lava. And this is just the beginning…

Making Film and Art with the Xbox Kinect - An Exist Elsewhere Behind the Scenes Featurette

See how we used the Xbox Kinect, projectors, and other technology to make the music video for Exist Elsewhere's song 'Tokyo.' Also, see how the Kinect and other technology is paving new ways in interactive art and film.

Virtual Firewall with kinect and a projector

I am a big fan of all thing gesture (kinect) and augmented reality. So this "firewall" on aaron-sherwood's site is something I digg

The original concept stems from a performance piece I’m currently developing as Purring Tiger (with Kiori Kawai) titled Mizalu, which will premiere in June 2013. During one scene in the performance dancers will press into the spandex with the audience facing the opposite side. Mizalu is about death and experience of reality, so this membrane represents a plane that you can experience but never get through. As hard as you try to understand what’s in between life and death, you can never fully know.

And a bit more howto

The piece was made using Processing, Max/MSP, Arduino and a Kinect. The Kinect measures the average depth of the spandex from the frame it is mounted on. If the spandex is not being pressed into nothing happens. When someone presses into it the visuals react around where the person presses, and the music is triggered. An algorithm created with Max allows the music to speed up and slow down and get louder and softer, based on the depth. This provides a very expressive musical playing experience, even for people who have never played music before. A switch is built into the frame which toggles between two modes. The second mode is a little more aggressive than the first.

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