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May 29, 2012 6:16 PM   Subscribe

Merge your body with the powers of a Kinect controller to become Ultra Seven!
posted by ardgedee (18 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Does this work with Star Wars Kinect?

Because I don't own an XBox, and I'm befuddled about what this means.
And I'm not stupid enough to download random software, even if it is hosted on Google.
posted by Mezentian at 6:31 PM on May 29, 2012


I love the fact that I live in the age of user interfaces. I think what we do in the next decade w/ UX will guide how we perform our daily lives for the next generation or two. Gesture recognition tech may be novel now, but just imagine what it will make capable.
posted by archivist at 6:33 PM on May 29, 2012


*possible, not capable...
posted by archivist at 6:34 PM on May 29, 2012


I read that as Ultra Sven and I'm not sure why I got excited but I did.

This is still cool though.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 6:40 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Enjoy this for a while.
posted by grog at 6:40 PM on May 29, 2012


This supports my theory about the future of athletic competition. If you watch the guy do his thing, you see that he really isn't moving his body very much. He makes a small gesture with his arms, and beams shoot out. A slight bend of the knee and a different arm gesture makes different beams shoot out. So there's really not that much aerobic exercise, or any kind of physical exercise, happening. But it's probably really intense for the person doing it.

We can't all run around and chase prey animals - it's not that important for modern survival - but intensity is still important. Intense people are, well, intense. So in the future we'll all live in little apartments in the city, but we'll spend valuable hours being intense. We'll make tiny gestures but they'll have staggering simulated consequences.

In 500 years, eye-blinking will become an Olympic sport.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:46 PM on May 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


OKKUSENMAN! OKKUSENMAN!
posted by curious nu at 7:05 PM on May 29, 2012


Metafilter: The direction is at your free will.
posted by poe at 7:17 PM on May 29, 2012


I clapped my hands in glee when he brought out the Eye Slugger!

And now let us all sing together the Ultra Seven theme song.
posted by needled at 7:22 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Kamehameha program is pretty awesome.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:44 PM on May 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


By the way, is there some way for me to see what the "Ultra seven" program looks like without installing the special program? A youtube, for example, like the Kamehameha youtube?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:04 PM on May 29, 2012


You could make some cool ultra low budget films about a superhero using this. Is it possible to have two people do this? Most Kinect games have a 2 player mode, so why not?
posted by cell divide at 9:11 PM on May 29, 2012


Metafilter: This'll be exactly what you are expecting... EYE SLUGGER!
posted by cmoj at 9:12 PM on May 29, 2012


I was expecting the Eye Slugger.
posted by ursus_comiter at 12:41 AM on May 30, 2012


His slide show is hilarious. You have to love someone who sets themselves a challenge of making the silliest thing ever before their wife runs out of patience and who also recognizes that 5% University was 'the golden age'.
posted by srboisvert at 2:44 AM on May 30, 2012


> is there some way for me to see what the "Ultra seven" program looks like without installing the special program?

There are several demo videos on the Ultra Seven project page in the OP, if that's what you're asking for.
posted by ardgedee at 2:48 AM on May 30, 2012


They didn't load for me the first time, but now I see them.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:20 AM on May 30, 2012


In 500 years, eye-blinking will become an Olympic sport.

staring championships
posted by jonbro at 5:42 AM on May 30, 2012


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