Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion is an experience in which your motion generates a unique poem. The speed and intensity of your movements generate words to a poem being created in real time. You can change the style by choosing between poets like Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Dickinson and Homer. After selecting a poet, a specific song is played for you and words in the style of the chosen poet will appear.

Your movements and your joint positions are recognized and recorded with a Xbox Kinect. These position coordinates are used as an input for Wekinator, a machine learning program. Wekinator maps the speed of change in position between two coordinates and adds a word to the poem. The poem is generated using the Rita.js library. With Rita.js you can map different language patterns to your inputs by referencing specific arrays.