For the fourth Kidsbit Festival I was asked to create an interactive installation within the theme of 'environment'. My initial idea was to use tensorflow/posenet, but after attending Joëelle Snaith's great talk at this year's offf, I started exploring quartz composer and processing. And so it became my first endeavour into using processing with the kinect sensor. Eventually I would also add a constantly changing background through the use of tagtool.
And so The Magic Forest allowed the kids and parents to grow trees and interact with each other over the course of two days.
Big thanks to the Kidsbit team for once more creating a wonderful space for kids to play with and explore technology. The project was also sponsured by the Istituto Tedesco Perugia.