Take the World in your Hands

At the Omni Hotel here in Austin, MIT Media Lab has an installation previously alluded to on this blog. It graphs Facebook data regarding users’ hometowns on a globe, and using a hacked Xbox Kinect a user can spin the globe around and zoom in and out using just hand gestures. Below is a video of the installation in action:

What caught my eye is that they are still using the Kinect for Xbox. Were they to implement this with Kinect for Windows, and all the new capabilities that have been added, I wonder how they would enhance this.