Dancing and Kinect Hack is a Beautiful Friendship

As Senator Tankerbell said, “I wish I could be anywhere people are doing art.” Thanks to Vimeo this time we can. Daniel Franke’s
“unnamed soundsculpture” is a “moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person”

Images from three Kinect devices let them collect a 3D point cloud, a digital camera, and a musical piece called Kreukeltape by Machinefabriek came together to create this beautiful work.

To show more about how Daniel Franke and Cedric Kiefer also created a short documentary video.

Go See Some Rad Music Played with Kinect!

Do you live in Melbourne, Australia? Great! This Friday, February 24th you can go and see Kinect Wizard Chris Vic aka “Synaeside” perform a Kinect electronic music set at Transitions (BeatEngines) at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. He’ll also be doing a demo of the software he’s written that makes it possible. Check it out!

Check out more of his stuff along with additional appearances and information about his work at his Tumblr, I Love the Future.

Music Videos Benefit from Kinect Possibilities

Clever use of Kinect helped Tim & Joe create a one-of-a-kind music video for New Look ‘s song “Nap on the Bow”. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen talented people taking advantage of Kinect technology to give their music a new feel. Earlier this year Bell ‘s song “Chase no Face” created a custom program for Kinect combined with a projector to give this music video its own incredible look.

Regardless of how anyone might feel about these tunes one can appreciate the inventive spirit and vision of these creations. We’re constantly amazed by them!

Of course, not everyone is a brilliant programmer and/or musical talent. For folks like myself that cannot carry a tune in a bucket or code my way out of a wet paper bag, there are Kinect Fun Labs gadgets Air Band and Musical Feet. Have you checked them out, yet? Air Band and Musical Feet let me rock out to the fullest extent of the law with augmented reality from the comfort of my living room. Even Minnie enjoys it!

additional source: The Atlantic