Skip to 1:50 in the video for the interesting bit.
My third year at SMU, I joined a small team of innovators led by Charlton Roberts to explore the integration of theater and technology.
I saw this as the perfect opportunity to implement a project I’d been playing around with for the past year: the idea of an augmented shadow. I used a Microsoft Kinect to separate out a dancer from the background, digitally alter it, and then project it back where a shadow would logicaly be.
In collaboration with Allison Leopold, we put together a short performance that used different methods of augmentation.
If you’re curious, here’s the uncommented and super hacky source code on Github.