One of the most interesting things that’s happened lately in the human-computer interaction world is the hacking of the Microsoft Kinect device. If you haven’t been monitoring it, you can check out some of the hacks here. If you have been monitoring it, then you know it involves everything from “minority report” interfaces to attaching the Kinect to a roomba. In short, developer’s creativity is taking the impressive hardware and software kernels in the Kinect, and using it to create an explosion of interesting things and applications.
Blur’s going to showcase technologies that span the range of neuro-physiological measurement, wearable systems, markerless motion capture, augmented reality, etc — but I’d love to get the Kinect hacks included as well. By bringing in developers, I think we can expand what will already be a significant conversation.
As such, I’m going to find a way to showcase 10-15 Kinect hacks. I’m not sure if that’ll be via setting aside space on the “show floor” or via an expanded session that allows people to interact with the hacks — that’ll get determined by a site visit that I’m making to the hotel next week. But either way, I’m gonna do it.
So, I’m looking for folks that have done a Kinect Hack and want to come showcase it at Blur. If you’re interested, drop me an email (enorlin AT mac.com), and point me to what you’ve been working on.