Google Erecting 745-Foot Sculpture in Vancouver for TED That Can be Controlled by Your Smartphone

by Techvibes NewsDesk

A public sculpture in Vancouver will celebrate the city's first year of hosting the world-famous TED conference.

Aaron Koblin, the director of Google's Creative Lab collaborated with TED speaker and artist Janet Echelman to build a 745-foot interactive aerial sculpture suspended over Vancouver's Coal Harbour neighbourhood.


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The artwork, powered by Google, will be choreographed by the public in real-time using their smartphones.



The sculpture will appear to float between a 24-story skyscraper and the Vancouver Convention Center, the site of the TED2014 Conference.

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