The Barbican Center London 3D offers an exciting experience called 'Rain Room' (rain room), an exhibition that combines art, science and technology to get rain and that the visitor does not get wet. The effect is achieved through a series of sensors and 3D cameras that stop the rain by detecting the proximity of people.

A new facility has been inaugurated at the Barbican Center in London (United Kingdom) 3D Arts Centre. While it is a work of art, its main attraction lies in the technology used. Sample allows visitors to the Museum walk in the rain, but without the inconvenience of getting wet.

' Rain Room', name that receives the project, consists of a room of 100 square meters equipped with motion sensors and 3D cameras that stop the rain to detect people. Everything works with a system of "printing" of water, which stops their production only in the areas of the room that are occupied. This unique facility has been created by the Art Studio Random International and uses about 1,000 litres of water every minute, which is filtered and reused as soon as it falls.

Responsible for the Assembly are Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood, three artists who met in 2005 at the Royal College of Art in London and decided to form the project Random International. Stuart Wood described Rain Room as a "social experiment" that want to "offer people an exciting experience and see what is your reaction to this rain which does not wet".

Using sensors and cameras people seen falling rain from the roof over his head, but when they move they are perceived by these devices that reduce the speed of rain fall and visitors feel as if they were able to stop the rain. Rain Room makers hope that people feel a sense of "playful power". Also in the room there is no other sound than the rain, soothing and hypnotic.


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By • 24 Oct, 2012
• Section: infrastructures, Simulation