Microsoft discontinues the Kinect

The Kinect is a device that inspired me as well as countless other creatives into an entirely new form of art using the human body as an input device. I had so much fun being a part of that new wave of interaction; it inspired me to start programming, to spend hundreds of hours designing new ways of manipulating sounds, and with just a $130 camera I created live music for performances around the world. I still use it to this day!

There’s a number of successors to the Kinect, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the “gaming peripheral” that changed my life so dramatically.

RIP, Kinect.

Here’s the offical exclusive from CO.DESIGN

Check out the Engaget article that covers a few of the projects that stood out for them (of course including my work with the Melbourne Town Hall organ)

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