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Recording Video and Spatial Data Using Microsoft Kinect - Project by Golan Levin

 The RGBDToolkit invites you to imagine the future of filmmaking.  Repurposing the depth sensing camera from the Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion Pro as an accessory to your HD DSLR camera, the open source hardware and software captures and visualizes the world as mesmerizing wireframe forms. A CGI and video hybrid, the data can be rephotographed from any angle in post.

Recently, Zen, 5, gamely sat for an interview about drawing, paper airplanes, and paleontology. Recorded February 2013 at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, at Carnegie Mellon University, by James George and Jonathan Minard. Recorded and rendered using the RGBD toolkit, built with openFrameworks: rgbdtoolkit.com.

Cast:  Golan Levin,  openFrameworks,  James George,  Deepspeed media  and STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Golan Levin (blog) develops artifacts and experiences which explore the expressive use of computation. His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, often created with a variety of collaborators, Levin applies creative twists to digital technologies that highlight our relationship with machines, make visible our ways of interacting with each other, and explore the intersection of abstract communication and interactivity. Levin has exhibited widely in Europe, America and Asia.

 

Levin's work has been presented in the Whitney Biennial, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kitchen, and the Neuberger Museum, all in New York; the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan; the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Tokyo, Japan; and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, among other venues. His funding credits include grants from Creative Capital, The New York State Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Rockefeller MAP Fund, The Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, and the Arts Council of England.

 

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