Does the Kinect Make Microsoft an Arts Benefactor? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

If you haven’t had a chance to play with Microsoft’s Kinect, you’re missing out on some great video games and some amazing art! The Kinect is a crazy awesome piece of XBox 360 hardware that maps your physical movements onto any screen. Artists of all stripes have embraced the Kinect – using the gesture recognition technology to create some pretty amazing interactive artworks and insanely impressive visuals. These works wouldn’t have existed without this amazing piece of technology, making the corporate giant Microsoft the 21st century’s incarnation of Lorzeno de Medici.

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Music By:
Roglok: http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/21166
DJ Mar.S. Aka One Milk: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/367557/dj-mar.s.-aka-one-milk
Binarpilot: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/1125/binrpilot

Awesome Kinect Visuals:
Kinect Sound Sculpture: http://www.creativeapplications.net/processing/unnamed-soundsculpture-by-daniel-franke-cedric-kiefer-kinect-processing/
Golan Levin’s AMA: http://vimeo.com/35858119
Aphex Twin Uses Kinect: http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/aphex-twin-gets-body-dysmorphic-kinect-powered-visuals
Cell Open Frameworks, Kinect: http://www.creativeapplications.net/openframeworks/cell-openframeworks-kinect/
Polycode C Framework: http://www.creativeapplications.net/c/polycode-c-framework/
Rubber Sheet Screen: http://vimeo.com/17255101
Pillow Body: http://vimeo.com/17073934
Kinect Audio Visualizer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5vWzdGQ8BU

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