Kinect's New Underground Fanbase Gets Busy

There has been a bit of an underground homebrew fanbase for Microsoft's new controller, Kinect.

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Lots of cool people doing some very cool things. It is all down to the fact that for just over £100 you can get one incredibly sophisticated set of sensors... Something interactive artists could only dream of affording. This has opened up a huge desire to hack it and subvert its uses for fun or artistic reasons.

It is a dream come true that Microsoft have `suprisingly` now given their blessing to the home brewers by publicly releasing and SDK and publically supporting the community.

"As breakthrough technologies like these reach scale, the resulting creativity and invention will open up a whole new world of possibilities for computing," said Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, in a recent BBC article.

This is great thnking from Microsoft (for once) as it can open real possibilites for some serious innovations as well as giving interactive artists a great tool/toy to platy with...

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