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Microsoft’s Cube

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Posted September 25, 2014

Microsoft’s interactive art installation, unveiled this week at Seattle’s Decibel Festival, a celebration of electronic music, visual art and new media. A giant three-dimensional object that creates a virtual space with a real-life interaction. The Cube is powered by five computers and four Kinect v2 sensors working inside.

Participants stand in front of the giant structure and the Cube reacts. The Kinects can read up to three people on each side, and you can see others through the Cube, which acts as a portal, virtually connecting people who are separated in physical space. . The Cube was constructed with seamless corners joined to minimize optical distortion of the images that are projected from the inside.

Michael Megalli, senior director of brand strategy at Microsoft. Photo credit: Scott Eklund.

Michael Megalli, senior director of brand strategy at Microsoft. Photo credit: Scott Eklund.

 

“It could be a stage for performance, a blackboard for education, a display case for museum artifacts,” explains Michael Megalli, a senior director of brand strategy at Microsoft. “It could be a communications device to bring people together in unexpected ways.”

Source: Microsoft Blog

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