One of the 9e2 projects involves Microsoft researcher Neel Joshi and Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton and others working with Keith Salmon, a landscape painter from Scotland. Keith is visually impaired, and has been incorporating sound into his work. Neel and others at Microsoft have been working on Kinect-based sonification technology, focused on accessibility for visually impaired people.
Keith spoke recently at Microsoft Research, in a fascinating lecture about his experience as an artist and specifically as an artist who has had to factor visual impairment into his practice, and about his excitement in working with the new technology.
Here is that lecture.