When Extreme Sports Meet Awesome Projected Art

If you're a fan of extreme sports, watch this video. If you're a fan of projection art, watch this video. If you're a fan of gigantic eyeballs, definitely watch this video. Think MP3-player visualisations on a thousand Red Bulls.

For Red Bull's latest stunt, designed by Melbourne interactive group ENESS, skiers and snowboarders hurled themselves over a 6.4m inflatable sphere mapped with spectacular projected art, casting it variously as an eyeball, a marble, the Earth or just some spherical life force at the centre of a crazy acid trip.

Riders were tracked with an infrared camera as they jumped, allowing the projections to respond to their movements. Because if the 6m eyeball you're jumping over isn't moving to watch you as you leap over it, you're just not doing it right.

Crank this one up to 1080p and drop in. [YouTube via Ypsilon via NotCot]

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