My Imaginary Friend

My Imaginary Friend is an interactive installation that was inspired by how as a child, when I was by myself, I would imagine that there was someone there to play with me. In this piece, I tried to create a friend who people could interact with, but like the imaginary friend, does not truly exist.

This work was created using openFrameworks and Kinect. It was my first time using openFrameworks/C++, so getting the concept to work was very challenging. I used a Gesture Recognition By Nick Gillian to recognize gestures using the Kinect. Whenever I had questions about using his code, he was very quick to respond, which I am beyond grateful.

This work was exhibited in the Sense Without Boundaries exhibit at the Redtory Art District in Guangzhou, December 21st - January 5th, 2013.

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