Aphex Twins Kinect-Hack Stage-Visuals

Robert Hodgin aka Flight404 hat Ende letzten Jahres mit dem Kinect rumgespielt, wobei ein paar kurze Videos rausgekommen sind. Die hat sich Richard D. James angeschaut und hat den Mann prompt für die Visuals seiner Bühnenshow an Silvester gebucht.



Shortly after posting “Getting Stuff Done” Kinect experiment to Vimeo, I got a couple comments from people saying it would make for a nice Aphex Twin video. The project makes use of the Kinect to obtain depth information as well as the infrared video feed. By saving previous frames to an array, I was able to create a time echo effect where your movements are repeated by additional copies of you.

Because the video feed is mapped onto geometry that is created with the depth map information, it was a step better than just doing standard video frame overlays. Now, you could walk backwards and hide in the shadow of an earlier copy of yourself. It made for some amusing evenings of flailing my arms about in my apartment with the lights off.

Surprisingly, I received an email a short while later from WeirdCore who was in the process of working on live visuals for Aphex Twin’s new years eve show in Rome. He had shown some of the videos to Aphex and they were positively received.

Aphex Twin NYE show visuals (via MeFi)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Visualisierte Podcast-Audio-Animation in Processing
Gwen Van Hees’ Flightpattern
Radioheads „Weird Fishes/Arpeggio“ processed Video
Mind-bending music visualizations