There was a time when monkeybars and a tube swing would be enough to keep you entertained. That time is long gone. Instead, how about a large interactive 3D laser-mountain? Yeah. This is some Tron-shit right here. If I have kids, I’m hooking them up with a “Polygon Playground“.
Created by WHITEvoid, this playground is a huge video installation and interactive art object. Up to 40 people can roam the different angles and slopes of the space while a 3D projection system projects 360-degree mapping over the entire surface. A sensory system tracks the motion of the playgrounders and responds to their movement by warping and and rippling the projected geometric graphing, creating waves and flows of light upon the ground as you walk along. The projection system can switch its visual from a hard, geometric web pattern, to glowing balls of light, to the illusion of filling the whole piece with running water, to a thick, opaque block that makes the whole thing look like a large, luminescent ice berg.
Commissioned as a lounge area for SMUKfest, one of Denmark’s biggest music festivals, this is one more bit of proof that Scandinavians are vastly cooler than we are. Imagine lamping on this baby with some post-digital Baltic electro playing in the back and a vodka… or two… or ten. Good times had by all.