Using Microsoft Kinect To Dance With A Fractal Tree

“Dancing with a Fractal Tree”

Interesting exploration in which Upasana Roy’s movement is captured by Microsoft Kinect to control the movement of the figure on-screen. That figure then causes the fractal tree to furl and unfurl.

Aatish Bhatia came up with the idea and discusses the project with a basic intro to fractals in this article at Wired. Roy also has some comments on adjusting one’s movement to what’s happening on the screen.

It reminds me of a drawing class I took in which the teacher showed us how to draw a tree by basically drawing it as a fractal.

Bhatia previously wrote about using Microsoft Kinect for motion capture in an article illustrated with a number of gifs.

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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