$5 iMaschine App Grows Up, with iPad Support, New Features – And Entertains Amazing Kids

iMaschine was always an intriguing drum machine, with uncommonly-simple on-the-go audio sampling and a workflow that lets you bring drumkits back into Maschine on desktop. But it was hampered by limitations: you couldn’t set loop points properly, and there was no version for the iPad. iMaschine 1.1 doesn’t give you everything you’d ever want, but […]

Responsive Kinect Dancing Goes Hip-Hop [Video, Tips]

Body mapping and dance/visual fusions are still explored only in fits and starts, compared to the extent of live music and visual performance in other media. So, it’s encouraging to see this latest experiment from dancer Christian Mio Loclair. Working with Microsoft’s Kinect, the slowly-undulating tendrils of visuals behind him create visual counterpoint for headstands […]

Peter Kirn - May 13, 2013

Augmented Dancing: Kinect Maps Video Onto a Moving Body

As input device, Microsoft’s Kinect has its shortcomings – largely summed up by saying that you don’t always want to be waving your arms around through space just to accomplish a task. But one place Kinect really shows the potential of mainstream computer vision is in its ability to track the body. And that means […]

Peter Kirn - March 22, 2011

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