Motion-Controlled Plush Puppet

Craft & Design

DisKinect.jpgPhoto by eyebeam
Eyebeam recently hosted the Art Hack Weekend, which was described as, “a 2-day design and prototype party with 50 makers in attendance.” DisKinect, one of the winning projects, is a plush puppet that is “controlled simply by a person’s movements.”

Users make movements in front of a Kinect system that then move a real life puppet. The users try to create music with their movements. After use though, it becomes a clash of controlling the puppet and the system to make the right music, while quickly realizing the futility of such process. It’s captivating, intriguing, and awakening.

The team that created DisKinect was awarded a stipend to develop the project for The Creator’s Project: New York 2001 exhibition in October.

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