Visualizing Trackable Qualities

Thee 4th Choreographic Coding Lab was an outcome of MotionBank, a four-year research project of the Forsythe Company. It brought together technologists, visual artists, and dancers for five days of exploration and creation. Kat Sullivan and I took the opportunity to create a series of programs and can visualize different trackable qualities of a dancer.

For this workshop we were using an Asus Xtion Pro camera with the Cinder library. Our code can be found here.

Here is a short video highlighting some parts from our demo:

We drew lines to trace different joints of the body.

We looked at negative space around a dancer.

We also created geometric shapes by connecting various points of the dancer’s body.

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