The theater should start making room for the Kinect as this latest contribution from the community was designed specifically for the stage. With light projecting on the user’s position, this great concept of highlighting performance may soon be adapted in major performances worldwide. Youtube user korostelevm released this video of how the Kinect, a computer and a projector can supply all the needs for this motion tracking program. The Kinect captures the user’s move and position, sends it to the computer which then processes the position and graphic and sends the data to the projector. The result is Projection Mapping, highlighting the user’s body through an array of colorful graphics. This is intended to diversify the number and kind of performances and technical options that can be used in the theater. This project was made for the Conwell Dance Theater by the Computer Fusion Laboratory of Temple University.
For more information about this program, visit Temple University’s The Lab website.