Mike Pelletier Uses Kinects to Draw Portraits

Mike Pelletier Is An Interactive Artist & Technical Director. He Has Extensive Experience Working With Artists, Designers And Directors In Creative Environments. Mike Has Participated And Hosted A Number Of Creative Technology Workshops And His Work Has Been Featured In Festivals And Exhibitions Around The World.

Through This He Has Developed A Unique Understanding Of Both The Creative And Technical Sides Of Creative Production And How They Overlap. Some Of His Experience Includes Creating Interactive Installations For Bands Such As Nike, Viktor & Rolf And Diesel. Mike Is Originally From Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Currently He Is Working At Random Studio,in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mike Has Been Experimenting With Alternative Ways Of Using The Kinect Since Microsoft Released The Hardware A Few Years Ago. One Of The More Exciting Possibilities Was Trying To Use The Kinect As A 3d Scanner. By Moving The Kinect Camera Around The Subject The Software Constantly Updates To Create A Detailed 3d Model. Within A Couple Minutes You Can Get A Fairly Detailed Model From A Sitting Subject, As Long As They Sit Still.

Using This Concept Mike Has Created These Inspiring Portraits And If You Look Closer At Them, You Can Actually Trace The Various Features Clearly. The Hairstyle, Attire, Eyes, Nose And Mouth Are Almost Traceable. Here Are His Amazing Works:

Another Exclusive Work By Mike Is His Parametric Expressions. A Series Of Ambient Video Loops Exploring Quantified Emotion. A Version Of This Project Was Displayed At Mediamatic Fabriek For The RVNG Label Night Presented By Subbacultcha And Curate By Marieke Van Helden. You Can Watch The Video Here:

Other Famous Works By Mike Includes Concertgebouw, Nike / House Of Innovation, Nike / DNT / Bijenkorf, Bugaboo / Viktor & Rolf, Toxoplasmosis, Peristaltic Skin, Diesel / Be Stupid Installation, And CuteXDoom.

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