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When Extreme Sports Meet Awesome Projected Art

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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 visualizations on a thousand Red Bulls.

For Red Bull's latest stunt, designed by Melbourne interactive group ENESS, skiiers and snowboarders hurled themselves over a 21-foot 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 center 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 20 foot 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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Moonshadow Kati aka Lady Locksmith

Not that this isn't tremendously cool (it is!), but doesn't this distract people from the athletes who put their time and effort into those jumps?

Edit: Would skiing around the eyeball too fast cause it to spin, then drop a blue coin?