Strange Native


A Kinect application for expressive music performance


My graduate thesis project, MOTIV, is an open source application that uses the Kinect hardware to give digital musicians direct control of emotional expression in their music by interpreting their gestures in real-time.

I designed and built this interactive prototype over the course of two semesters, starting with high-level concepts and working toward the final prototype. The process has been thoroughly documented in the news section of this site as well as in my process book. Nicholas Felton contributed as my primary thesis advisor and Robin Bargar as a technical advisor.

MOTIV in the New York Times

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