Choreographed Metal Rain Would Make an Awesome 3D Display


This is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a long time, and your must-see video of the day. Singapore’s Changi Airport commissioned German “new media” firm ART+COM to design an art installation for their Departure Hall for Terminal 1. What they came up with is “Kinetic Rain,” this gorgeous, CNC-controlled moving sculpture made from 608 copper-clad aluminum raindrops suspended from the ceiling:

Aside from the sheer artistic beauty of “Kinetic Rain,” how cool would this thing be as a 3D display? It would admittedly be low-res, and you’d need to work out a way to increase the “pixel density,” but when I saw that airplane I was like man—mechanical hologram!

Here’s how it works:


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