Cirque du Soleil = Amazing Technology

Yesterday we toured the Cirque du Soleil show KA and I was blown away by the spectacular technological innovations they have developed to create the spectacular world of KA.

I’ll have a full report with pictures later in the week, but frankly it’s going to be hard to find things here at CES to compare with what the amazing Cirque folks do on a daily basis to put on the KA show.

Of particular interest were the number of invisible safety features that keep performers safe even as they appear to defy gravity, a collision algorithm to avoid object catastrophes, and the world’s largest surface computing platform – hundreds of square feet of embedded sensors communicating the performer’s positions.     There are more people behind the scenes than there are performers on stage, making KA arguably the world’s most advanced technical theater  production.    Bravo!

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