We've seen the Kinect
do some pretty amazing tricks. It's easy to forget, though, that, despite all the hacking and bolting the gaming peripheral to robots, the Kinect is a video camera at heart. Artists Dom Jones and Dan Nixon recorded and processed the footage for a video from a band called Echo Lake using the Kinect
. The results are a sublime blend of musical specters performing the song, 'Young Silence,' represented only by points of data in a 3-D space. Those of you with a good memory may notice a striking resemblance to the Radiohead video for 'House of Cards'
released back in 2008. But, whereas the Radiohead video was created using a pair of very expensive 3-D scanners that blasted the surrounding area with lasers, 'Young Silence' required only the Kinect and some readily available data and video-processing software. Check out the gorgeous results above.