Design fiction, politicized: the wearable face projector

In 2017, a group of Dutch design students created some fictional anonymity "products" that they displayed under the name "Group Anonymous" at Milan Design Week. Read the rest

Projection-mapped light-show on the Sydney Opera House

Sydney's annual Vivid festival fills the harbour with barges equipped with powerful projectors that use the buildings ringing the harbour (especially the iconic Sydney Opera House) as geometrically complex screens for projection-mapped lightshows, synchronised to music. Read the rest

Watch projection-mapped lights bring Vegas neon signs back to life

The Las Vegas boneyard of discarded neon signs got a brilliant makeover this month thanks to projection-mapped images that made the still-broken signs look like they were working again. The project was a benefit for The Neon Museum. Read the rest

Watch an astonishing demonstration of face-mapping art

INORI (Prayer) is a proof of concept inspired by a call for artists and technologists to collaborate on works that push boundaries. Read the rest

Impressive animation projected onto a hockey rink

A hockey rink is the perfect surface for contemporary projection mapping imagery, which was not lost on Raduga Design. Their design for the Chicago Blackhawks' game-opening sequence gives an impressive 3D effect from the booth. Read the rest

Paris pullout: Greenpeace projects anti-Trump message on Berlin's US Embassy

After yesterday's Trumpian vow to burn down the Earth and all who live there, Germany's Greenpeace office responded by projecting the above image onto the US embassy. Read the rest

A startup wants to fill your house with projection-mapped effects, which are the cooolest thing ever

The most reliably impressive technology I've played with this decade is projection-mapping: using powerful LCD projectors to paint 3D surfaces with images tailored to map exactly over those surfaces, turning plaster and paint into stone, wood, or animated surfaces. Read the rest

Hypnotic forest of resonating lamps

TEAMLAB created this beautiful installation reminiscent of Chinese sky lanterns, except the color of each can be controlled. The result is simply gorgeous. Read the rest

A mystery gamer is projecting their Super Mario screen onto the side of a building in the Lower Haight

Last night, Dan Jackson shot video of a mysterious, gigantic game of Super Mario Bros being projected onto the side of a building over a store in San Francisco's Lower Haight. Read the rest

The Infinity Wall: projection mapped illusion in the desert night

It was a projection mapper's dream: a white canvas 30 feet high and wider than a football field. Megavision Arts was able to make the most of it with a dizzying and hypnotic projection mapped lightshow that dazzled the 1200 guests entering the temporary venue in the desert. Read the rest

Interactive clothing via dynamic projection mapping

Technically, cloth is a "deforming non-rigid surface," so projecting a stable image onto clothes is a big technological challenge. To solve it, Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory combined two new techniques that allow stable projection of an image onto clothes even as they move. Read the rest

Projection mapping on a moving surface with a high-speed projector

Projection mapping is one of the most profound visual effects that computers can generate; themepark fans will have seen it in effect on the revamped opening scene to the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland and in the night-time shows that involve painting the whole castle with light (projection mapping is also used to generate the rear-projected faces of the animatronic figures in the new Snow White ride). Read the rest

Impressive 3D projection mapping animation "Resistance"

Eugene Pylinsky (aka Pylik) put together this outsized 3D modeling animation to be projected on a pillared facade. The result uses the space in creative and surprising ways. Read the rest