With a Wave of the Hand, Improvising on Kinect
Russ Maschmeyer doesn’t have anything against old-fashioned musical instruments. He just thinks they’re a bit hard to play.
In his work as a graduate student at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he created one from thin air.
He hacked a Microsoft Kinect game machine so the device’s cameras follow his body and turn its movements into notes. He can pluck notes from the air as if he were playing a harp.