Wednesday, March 02, 2011

We Be Monsters: Multi-Person Digital Puppets

Carnegie Mellon University has been a leader in interactive studies (including lots of digital puppetry work) for years now so it's not surprising that CMU students have been busy dreaming up some pretty cool projects using the Kinect. A good example of this is We Be Monsters, a Kinect hack by students Caitlin Rose Boyle and Asa Foster that turns participants into a two-person puppet, “inspired by multi-person Chinese dragon costumes and (Mr.) Snuffleupagus.” It's a cool project that's somewhat similar to the previously-blogged Animata software.

You can see more examples of the great work that Carnegie Mellon students are cooking up over at Create Digital Motion.

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