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October 13, 2010 1:22 PM   Subscribe

"This just blew my mind out of my nose and onto my keyboard." A spectacular show of 3D mapping light projections on 3D surfaces at the last Mobile World Congress presented by Alcatel-Lucent. Originally found via this blog:
posted by fantodstic (23 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Reminds me of Sunday in the Park with George. Which is too bad, because although that demo is pretty cool, I really hated that play.
posted by gurple at 1:26 PM on October 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of the previous post.
posted by jonnyploy at 1:27 PM on October 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


I know. I posted mine minutes later. I didn't see the other one at all, it was just a coincidence. I found it a few minutes ago. I didn't mean to post something so similar haha.
posted by fantodstic at 1:29 PM on October 13, 2010


I know. I posted mine minutes later. I didn't see the other one at all, it was just a coincidence. I found it a few minutes ago. I didn't mean to post something so similar haha.

They are both very pretty. This one doesn't have the distracting flash photography that jedicus pointed out in the previous thread.
posted by jonnyploy at 1:32 PM on October 13, 2010


Massively cool visual effects, but what does it have to do with "the mobile experience"? Did somebody get paid to knock the audience's socks off with no regard to relevence?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:52 PM on October 13, 2010


They both remind me of the Etienne de Crecy live show. A bit more basic, maybe, but it's pretty much the same idea.
posted by hnnrs at 1:53 PM on October 13, 2010


Better than stepping into the Riddle Box.
posted by basicchannel at 2:07 PM on October 13, 2010


about a hundred years ago, i went to see electric light orchestra. not only did they have that nifty 'roll over beethoven' hit, 'man, they've got this killer laser show!' my friends & i dug through the sofa cushions to pull together the cash for the probably $12 tickets, scored some weed, and headed to the show. even being young, impressionable, and thoroughly toked up, the 'killer laser show' looked like klieg lights with red, green, and probably yellow tissue paper over the lens, being swayed in time with the music. oh ... and using an on/off switch so they'd cut out & then (dramatically) come back on.

this is WAY better.
posted by msconduct at 2:34 PM on October 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Thank god they didn't have access to this technology in the 80s.
posted by delmoi at 2:49 PM on October 13, 2010 [5 favorites]


If only we had the technology to hold cameras in a fixed location, as opposed to in our hands as we stumble haphazardly around the light show.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 2:52 PM on October 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


very funny to see yet another cool video installation followed by a totally bullshit line like "transforming the mobile experience" ... huh? how? what?

those kind of marketers can't die soon enough.
posted by krautland at 2:54 PM on October 13, 2010


Holy shit! This is incredible. I love it. Yeah, except for that lame line at the end. How could they tack that bullshit on the end like that?
posted by Liquidwolf at 3:05 PM on October 13, 2010


Better than stepping into the Riddle Box.

Or that box that Schrödinger stuffed a cat into.
posted by indubitable at 3:30 PM on October 13, 2010


I was under the impression that Jeff Bridges would be in this and the soundtrack would be by Daft Punk.
posted by mhum at 4:14 PM on October 13, 2010


If you like this kind of thing then I can't recommend ENTER THE VOID highly enough.
posted by jettloe at 4:41 PM on October 13, 2010


That's some nice radiosity mapping right there.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:15 PM on October 13, 2010


Reminds me of Sunday in the Park with George. Which is too bad, because although that demo is pretty cool, I really hated that play.

C'mon... the first act is really good, at least. Even if the second act is completely superfluous and up it's own ass with masturbatory self-reference.

(Note, I got to see the most recent production when I was just starting out doing lighting design, and saw it with the Richard Pilbrow, the man who is credited with inventing modern stage lighting. And neither of us could figure out how they were getting the rear-projection to do what it does in that show. Very cool experience. So I might be a little biased.)
posted by Navelgazer at 6:18 PM on October 13, 2010


This seems to borrow heavily from this Pablo Valbuena piece from three years ago without adding much to the concept.
posted by Crumpled Farm at 6:48 PM on October 13, 2010


Can you be just... whelmed?
posted by odinsdream at 6:52 PM on October 13, 2010


If only we had the technology to hold cameras in a fixed location, as opposed to in our hands as we stumble haphazardly around the light show.
If they did that you wouldn't be able to tell how 3d It was, it would just be a static image.
posted by delmoi at 7:04 PM on October 13, 2010


I don't see the Enter the Void connection, jettloe -- except for "ooh, pretty lights." But there's a lot of shit in that movie this video won't prepare you for. It's not really about "transforming the mobile experience."
posted by muckster at 8:28 PM on October 13, 2010


Yeah I was a little bummed out by the whole "mobile experience" thing @ the end, though it did work nice enough as an effect in itself...
It is, though, like mentioned in the previous post, like "taking a dump on your masterpiece."

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posted by fantodstic at 10:28 PM on October 13, 2010


Didn't someone do this with the sides of buildings?
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:15 AM on October 14, 2010


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