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Kinect Powered Art Plays With Tape Measures

Despite being a full-grown man, tape measures are still a source of near unending entertainment for me. Perhaps that’s what attracted me to “Tape Recorders,” a piece of installation art by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. In this work, viewers are tracked from above by a Kinect sensor, which feeds information to the motors on each tape measure. The longer a viewer stands in front of a tape measure, the higher it goes, until it finally topples over. In addition to this, the system prints out an hourly total of the time spent by viewers in the space. Friends, this is art that watches you back.

(via The Fox is Black)

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