Now here's an art installation that would make Gene Kelly proud. Peter William Holden created an installation called "AutoGene" (get it?), which consists of eight umbrellas that dance around to the song, "Singin' in the Rain". Never heard that tune? Then you're uncool. Using a programmable logic controller from Siemens, pneumatic pumps quickly open and close umbrellas and turn them around in a pretty fashion. Watch this video to get the jist of how it works and to be wowed by umbrellas.
Choreographed umbrellas [WMMNA]