Every year Vivid gets bigger and better, adding more new attractions and cool tech. This year, Intel’s making use of its RealSense 3D camera technology to make your face a part of Vivid Sydney. In case that’s not enough to get you excited, Intel is also installing free charging points so you can keep your smartphone running for the duration of your night out. You’re welcome.
The installation is called Eyes On The Harbour, and will involve capturing the faces of regular Joes like you and me in 3D, in order to project them onto a 25m high water screen. I hope you’re ready for your close up. Because everything has to be shareable, you will of course get a link to a short video of your moment of glory to share on your social media platform of choice.
It goes alongside another harbourside show called the Laser-Dragon Water-Theatre, which already has the coolest sounding name along with a 13m robotic arm, dragon, fountain, fire-jets and of course lasers. This show runs every half hour, and it will be in between these shows that visitors can get their faces up with Eyes On The Harbour.
“Intel has elevated its offering to the public year-on-year, bringing festivalgoers mesmerising experiences with art and technology that push the limits of imagination,” said Intel’s National Marketing Director, Anna Torres. “With our Eyes on the Harbour installation, we’re making previously unimagined experiences a reality.”
Intel’s presence will also be felt at Vivid this year in a number of screens fitted in Martin Place and Darling Harbour, which will be live from May 31 to June 13 from 6pm to 11pm each night. The screens will also feature Intel’s RealSense, allowing visitors to interact and immerse themselves in various fantastical worlds and backdrops.
Free charging ports will also be available at both locations, so it’ll be there that you want to head if you find your smartphone battery running low while visiting Vivid Sydney.