Kinect Art: Dancing with Invisible Light

We’ve seen many uses of Kinect by artists including it’s use in music videos, but San Francisco based photographer Audrey Penven has used the Kinect hardware to style pictures in her collection: Dancing With Invisible Light.Audrey Penven: Dancing with Invisible Light

Penven discovered that the Kinect hardware projects a pattern of pixels using a technique known as ‘Structured Light’ to build a depth map of the field of view, and that a camera that’s been modified to pick up infrared can pick up the dots of light that are usually invisible. Using a Microsoft Kinect unit as a light source adds a new perspective to photographs. Interestingly, the spots cannot be seen by the artist or her subjects until after the image has been captured thus the title of the collection.

See the collection on Flickr: Audrey Penven: Dancing with Invisible Light

Published by Spooner

Creative Technologist at Microsoft in the UK working in the Developer & Platform Evangelism group, he is at the forefront of emerging technologies being developed across Microsoft and champions their deployment to developers and digital agencies. His work is focused around mobile, the web and Natural User Interfaces.

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