PixelPyros – digital fireworks
The interactive digital fireworks display
Everyone loves fireworks, but usually we have to stand well back. With digital fireworks created by Seb Lee-Delisle, you can get right up close, and set them off with your hands! PixelPyros uses high resolution projectors, and a highly refined infra-red motion detection system to make glowing orbs of light; move your hand over them and rockets shoot out.
Autumn 2013 tour
We’re currently organising a tour of around 6 dates between the end of September and the beginning of November. If you’re interested in bringing PixelPyros to your city, or know of any events that might suit it, please let us know! Mail us firstname.lastname@example.org
PixelPyros is an experience that uplifts and delights, and engages the audience in a truly unique digital interactive event. Anyone walking past will see and hear the fireworks, and feel intrigued enough to come and take part.
Unlike most passive displays, the audience members are participants in the installation and fully in control of the experience. We invite them to use their own judgement and creativity to decide which fireworks are triggered in which order and, in effect, they are the choreographers of the piece.
PixelPyros is built on the open source C++ code framework openFrameworks and the code-base for the project will be released and free for anyone to use on github.
Funded by the Arts Council England
Photos by Jon Pratty from the Arts Council