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This giant, propane-fueled fire cube is controlled by Microsoft Kinect
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This giant, propane-fueled fire cube is controlled by Microsoft Kinect

Positive, video video games are enjoyable to play with Microsoft Kinect. However what occurs once you hook up the movement controller to an enormous cube containing 216 fire-spitting terminals?

It’s referred to as the Tesseract, and it’s an expertise as a lot as a murals. Kneel earlier than it and transfer your arms, and the sample of the flames will observe your gestures, supplying you with full management of a elementary component of nature.

“The impact is so actual, and tangible,” says James Reinhardt, an artist and fabricator who is one of many leaders of the Tesseract mission. “You’ll be able to really feel the warmth, you may hear it. Every part else goes away. It’s completely absorbing.”

A staff from Seattle put in and operated a brand new model of the construction at Burning Man this yr, with assist from grants from the Burning Man Artwork Grants Committee, and a Kickstarter marketing campaign that literally fueled the device. The identify Tesseract refers to a four-dimensional cube in geometry, with the fourth dimension being time.

See the Tesseract in motion within the video beneath, together with one particular person towards the tip who found out the particular sequence that makes all 216 terminals blow directly.

Now again from Burning Man, the staff is working to make the Tesseract accessible for set up at occasions. For extra, see this gallery of photos of the Tesseract by Adam Philipp, taken at Burning Man.

teaser from james reinhardt on Vimeo.

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