This is what a Ping Pong Pool Party looks like

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26th Jan, 2013

This whole blogging thing is clearly overrated. Where are my invites to the ping pong pool parties of the world? (Note to self: order large amount of ping pong balls for the bathtub).

With an aim to impress the pants off everyone (mission accomplished), event organisers Urban Daddy recently challenged Brookyln-based art and design studio Red Paper Heart to create a memorable interactive experience in water.

“We reacted as any any normal person would, and promptly put in and order for 65,000 ping pong balls, enough to cover the entire surface of the pool,” says Red Paper Heart. Pools are not exactly the most projection ready surface so the team came up with the ping pong ball idea to make it truly interactive with animation that partygoers could literally swim through.

“To go with our new screen, we created an application which mapped to the pool and displayed a floating river of graphics, pulled by an invisible tide. Audio reactive visuals bumped along with the various dj’s and musical acts taking place poolside. The tactile quality of swimming through ping pong balls, combined with animated colors and light created an interactive event worth telling stories about.”

 

See the unusual pool party in the making….

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