Kinect For Windows Hackathon
Why was the event so awesome?
The REAPWaterloo.ca research initiative has been exploring how to integrate arts, technology and digital arts communication to create innovative new business opportunities through interactive digital experiences. This latest release of Kinect v2 with significantly enhanced capabilities offers a lot of opportunities for viable gesture-based movement solutions.
The Deep Kinect Hackathon was unique because designers, UX enthusiasts, artists, dancers and techies to collaborated over the gesture-based Kinect features and created exciting project concepts. The hackathon challenged techies, developers, makers, artists, students, and other creatives to combine their talents and collaborate to imagine great solutions that use the new Kinect for Windows sensor and SDK.
WHAT CAN THE KINECT V2 SENSOR DO?
Wondering what you can do with the new Kinect v2 for Windows sensor? Check out this WIRED Video for a sampling of the capabilities that are available with this upcoming Kinect release. Be among the first to explore what you can design and build with these advanced features.
Wondering what other people have done with the Kinect v2? Visit the MS Kinect Gallery: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows/meetkinect/gallery.aspx
Many thanks to the Conestoga College School of Media and Design for generously offering their fabulous new Kitchener Studio Project space, iMAC design workstations and support for this unique tech and design challenge.