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 PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.