Kinect Hack Brings Kids’ Imaginations To Life Through Holographic Storytelling

British artist and designer Chris O’Shea, the man who brought us the Air Guitar Kinect hack, has made yet another playful augmentation to the software.

British artist and designer Chris O’Shea, the man who brought us the Air Guitar Kinect hack, has made yet another playful augmentation to the software. This time he’s created a game/learning tool that will allow kids to animate stories that they write and then interact with the characters and settings that they’ve imagined. Using a holographic projection, the characters and objects that have been drawn and written about are animated and appear around those acting out the drama. He describes the educational and creative benefits of this new hack on his website:

This installation aims to encourage children to use their creativity to bring stories to life. It helps to improve their confidence in self expression and develops literacy and speaking skills. The installation allows them to create a performance from within their imagination, on stage, in front of an audience of family and friends.

Check out the video below for a full demonstration.


Little Magic Stories from Chris O'Shea on Vimeo.

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