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Tyler Freeman hacked his clothes and created a jacket that transforms movement into video performance art. The VJacket senses gestures and then uses that information to create complicated visuals right from the dance floor. Filmed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011.

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2 thoughts on “VJacket: Tyler Freeman (video)

  1. The idea is very cool! But i wonder if an avatar of some sort could improve the look of it. The Michellen man thing doesn’t really do it for me. Then potentially your avatar could be your signature, if this form of performance becomes popular.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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