Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kinect Interactive Puppet

Long (very long) time no post here...I've been very excited about the new Kinect for Xbox 360, which seems to offer all kinds of interesting possibilities for digital puppetry, especially since it's already been hacked.

Two designers, Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson, have whipped up this digital puppet prototype with it. It's a 2D puppet that uses skeleton tracking on an arm to control the movement and posture of the puppet. They hacked it together in a day using open-source Kinect drivers, which is pretty cool.

I think we'll see a lot more stuff like this using the Kinect very, very soon.

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