tales from the internet: exploding rainbows?!

27 03 2012

you can always find some crazy sh!t on tumblr.. this morning was no different.

on awesome, exploratory blog HYPNA i came across a video of “the biggest daytime fireworks show ever” – which is actually somewhat of an art installation/experience by a chinese artist at the arab museum of modern art (?!!??!).

check it:

“At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar this week, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on his largest ‘explosion event’ of the last three years, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. The video we’ve embedded of the event is an impressive testament to how a volatile black powder explosion can be controlled and shaped by computer. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a different picture. One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that looked like ‘drops of ink splattered across the sky.’ In another, 8,300 shells embedded with computer microchips exploded in a pyramid shape over the desert.”

watch the video after the jump!

….. BOOM!

– da leopard

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