Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
Ghost Drummer by Bartek Szlachcic explores graphic qualities in process of playing on a drum kit. Besides being a musician, a drummer when playing is unconsciously engaged in an elaborate choreography. Motion-captured movements become a visual map over a time revealing fragile rhythm structures and invisible notations behind energetic instrumental solo.
It’s been built at MIT using Kinect, libfreenect and Linux. The graphical interface and the hand detection software were written to talk to the open source robotics package ‘ROS’, developed by Willow Garage. The hand detection software showcases the abilities of the Point Cloud Library (PCL), a part of ROS that MIT has been helping to optimize.
The hand detection software is able to distinguish hands and fingers in a cloud of more than 60,000 points at 30 frames per second, allowing natural, real time interaction.
onedotzero_adventures in motion returns this year to London’s BFI Southbank from 10 – 14 November 2010. Presenting the most exciting international moving image work, from the offbeat to the radical, the festival pushes the boundaries of creativity, innovation and technological wonder.
Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, 000000book.com, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles.