“Art is everywhere,” declared the artist known as Ben. Street art is a ubiquitous part of our urban environments, a ray of creative sunshine that brightens our commutes, strolls, and errands. And this urban art genre has recently taken off, thanks to new technologies that enhance the viewer’s experience with interactive sensor-based technologies.
Music - November 30, 2016
Beyoncé does more than fill stadiums and belt out her hit-parade, she puts on grandiose shows with cutting-edge digital technologies that take our breath away.
One of her most memorable performances was Run the World (Girls) during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The critics unanimously hailed it as one of the Queen B’s greatest triumphs. It mixed special effects and mind-blowing choreography in an epic sound & light show. She pulled it all off with live projection mapping, a novel technique that allows artists to project images onto the stage and around the hall in amazing new configurations. The audience was wowed by a kaleidoscopic vision of a stage full of Beyoncés, sometimes hundreds of them. These projected images, identical real-time versions of the singer, created the illusion of Bey back-up singers, or dancing multitudes of herself filling the stage. To close the performance, she was joined by a host of dancers in a dazzling flourish of sparkling motion!
In 2013, the superstar surprised us again, performing at the Super Bowl, surrounded by… herself! And in 2016, she turned to holograms again, projecting them during the TIDAL X benefit concert.
With each new video or tour, the undisputed Queen of R&B has shown that she’s also the Queen of Tech. No one puts on a (digital) show like her. Can’t resist watching her 2011 Billboard Awards performance again: