[Blabber] suggestions for making Kinect work w/Mac?

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 18:44:40 EDT 2012


I'm never signing up for a psych study, ever.

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM, SuperLuckyCat <crystal at superluckycat.com>wrote:

> Get thee some meds, Kenny! You've heard about this study that showed that
> the affective (as opposed to sensory) component of physical pain is
> processed in the same areas of the brain as emotional pain? They put people
> in an fMRI machine and then alternately showed them pictures of their ex-es
> (who had dumped them) and burned them with hot coffee. Fun, eh? Same areas
> lit up. So yes, in fact, it does count.
> --Crystal
>
>
>
> On Jun 18, 2012, at 6:22 PM, Kenneth Gutierrez wrote:
>
> I guess emotional pain doesn't count ...
>
>  - Kenny
>
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM, Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> They need to simulate pain... Nothing you teaches how to block better
>> than getting hit hard...
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Kenneth Gutierrez <kennypg at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I wonder if they could teach fencing with the current tech?
>>>
>>>
>>>  - Kenny
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM, Kenneth Gutierrez <kennypg at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I gave away my Wi in digest after learning the kind of games I had
>>>> expected them to develop didn't exist and at the time, weren't even on the
>>>> drawing board as far as I could gather from Wi discussion forums.
>>>>
>>>> If there was an immersive  video game that provided a workout for more
>>>> than my thumbs, I doubt I'd do much else.\
>>>>
>>>> We'll see with the Kinect, but I still haven't given up on the
>>>> conspiracy theory. Buff geeks could pose a threat to the entire established
>>>> social order.
>>>>
>>>>  - Kenny
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Daniel Packer <dp at danielpacker.org>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> While I can't speak to the Kinect games, a quick google search turned
>>>>> up two popular sword based games for Wii:
>>>>>
>>>>> The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000FQBPCQ/182-7508870-3409463?SubscriptionId=0N1YGFKC9QHMHQ9QTDR2
>>>>>
>>>>> Red Steel
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B000G7PMX2/182-7508870-3409463?SubscriptionId=0N1YGFKC9QHMHQ9QTDR2
>>>>>
>>>>> I don't know if either caused the players to break a sweat but the
>>>>> Zelda game is super popular. The possibilities for the Kinect seem
>>>>> greater, especially if combined with an accelerometer based controller
>>>>> like the wii. I bet there's more of a selection out there than you saw
>>>>> when last you searched.
>>>>>
>>>>> If someone could make a really good series of adventure games using
>>>>> vision/accelerometer input it would probably sell quite well, I'm
>>>>> guessing.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm curious what Crystal came up with too.
>>>>>
>>>>> DP
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Kenneth Gutierrez <kennypg at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> > Pardon the naive contribution (I had to Google Kinect); but when it
>>>>> did, it
>>>>> > brought back memories of my horrible disappointment with the
>>>>> Nintendo Wi. As
>>>>> > an overweight shut-in, I thought that video-game developers were
>>>>> finally
>>>>> > going to start creating immersive adventure games you would have to
>>>>> break a
>>>>> > sweat and get into shape in order to play.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Never happened. The exercise 'games' were for some inexplicable
>>>>> reason, made
>>>>> > to look like virtual aerobics and Yoga classes.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > I was so bemused, I started thinking there was a conspiracy to keep
>>>>> geeks
>>>>> > out of shape. Why couldn't they make games with story lines that
>>>>> involved
>>>>> > sword-fighting and running and jumping to attack or flee enemies,
>>>>> etc? Made
>>>>> > no damn sense.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > So what were you thinking of doing with the Kinect?
>>>>> >
>>>>> >  - Kenny
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM, SuperLuckyCat <
>>>>> crystal at superluckycat.com>
>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Hi all, I've been trying for a week to get the Kinect to do
>>>>> something
>>>>> >> interesting with my Mac for a school project (due this evening,
>>>>> yikes!).
>>>>> >> I've tried KinectJesture (
>>>>> https://github.com/hagino3000/KinectJesture),
>>>>> >> which wouldn't compile correctly in Xcode. I looked at MITs ROS
>>>>> >> (http://www.ros.org/wiki/), which is geared towards Ubuntu --
>>>>> tried putting
>>>>> >> Ubuntu on my OSX 7 laptop but the dual operating system option
>>>>> didn't seem
>>>>> >> to work. And I've been working on installing Open Kinect using
>>>>> Homebrew
>>>>> >> (http://openkinect.org/wiki/Getting_Started#Homebrew), but am
>>>>> stuck at
>>>>> >> glview not being found.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> No doubt all or most of my problems are due to being almost utterly
>>>>> >> clueless about working with open source software. Any suggestions
>>>>> for
>>>>> >> something simple to try? Not a game, has to be some other type of
>>>>> >> interactive use that takes user commands.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> --Crystal
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
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