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The stunning view a computer sees when you dance

We're just faceless shapes made of dots and lines and nodes to a computer. And that's kind of awesome. This experimental project by Maria Takeuchi uses Microsoft Kinect to capture the motion data of a dancer and then rebuilds those movements into a stunning dancing body made of dots and lines and nodes.

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Here's the explanation of the process of the Asphyxia Project:

Motion data was captured using inexpensive sensors and that data paved the way through an extensive number of steps. Once all the scanned point cloud data was combined, that was then used as the base for the creative development on the piece. A series of iterative studies on styles followed and several techniques and dynamic simulations were then applied using a number 3D tools for various results.

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You can learn more about the Asphyxia Project here and see the gallery here.

And here's the making of video:

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DISCUSSION

This type of view of the human body, one that contains no unique qualities but is unquestionably a human, always reminds me of the movie Altered States, I highly recommend the move. Unfortunately, whenever you see this kind of form you will also feel a kind of sick sadness. Its a long time ago but I remember that movie as extremely well written, directed and acted.