What the Olympic Opening Ceremonies Looked Like From a Performer's…

One of the performers appearing in the industrial revolution section of the Olympic opening ceremonies had the foresight to build a hidden camera into their costume, giving the rest of us a first-person view of what it's like to be part of the spectacle. It's a unique angle that not even NBC could have provided,… » 7/30/12 2:20pm 7/30/12 2:20pm

Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies…

Well, this is just perfect. At the exact moment Li Ning was rounding the lip of the Bird's Nest during the amazing torch-lighting climax, someone snapped this photo of our good friend the BSOD nestled among the Nest's steel twigs. Perhaps an Opening Ceremonies IT dude spit out his coffee on the machines in the server… » 8/11/08 10:45am 8/11/08 10:45am

A Glimpse At the Tech Behind the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies

So for those of you who caught the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony last night-Holy crap, right? The synchronization, the music, the timed fireworks; it was a spectacle so awesome that for entire stretches of it, I couldn't really think of anything to say but "woah." The show owes a lot of its splendor to the… » 8/09/08 10:00am 8/09/08 10:00am