Who knew that [Kinect] projects such beautiful light?
Until San Francisco Bay Area artist Audrey Penven and some friends started taking pictures of themselves playing Kinect games, no one. But when Penven looked at the images, she realized she was on to something special.
In normal light, you can’t even see the light put out by the Kinect, Microsoft’s new motion control system for the Xbox 360. But with the help of a roommate’s camera, which is modified to shoot infrared, Penven discovered scenes at once ghostly and straight from the cover of a Neal Stephenson novel.
The images that resulted from Penven’s photographic experiment show a cacophony of bright dots that encompass and enfold the people in them. They evince movement and wonder and hint at art. Yet the first time around, the light was little more than Kinect trying to gauge the movements of Penven and her roommates while they played a little Dance Central.
Read more about how she put it all together.
- Infrared Gamer Photography – Dancing With Invisible Light Captures People Playing Kinect (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Making amazing light art with the Kinect (cbsnews.com)
- Audrey Penven Reveals The Hidden Beauty of Microsoft’s Kinect (laughingsquid.com)