Bringing Air Guitar To Music Games

The man behind a Kinect hack on how experimenting with motion control could make music games hum again.

British artist and designer Chris O’Shea wields cutting-edge technology as if it were a brightly coloured paintbrush. His various projects and installations – commissioned by the likes of the BBC, FACT and Design Museum London – inspire playfulness and wonder, jostling unexpectant audiences out of their hurry-along autopilot. We talk to the artist himself about his experimentation with Xbox 360’s Kinect technology for a recent air guitar prototype, the capabilities and limitations of the tools, and what they portend for the future of music games.

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