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Project P.I.W.O.

Polish students channel Michael Jackson with a dorm-based light show

by Maggie York-Worth in Tech on 19 May 2010

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Transforming their dormitory building into a light show extravaganza, the students at Poland's Wroclaw University of Technology demonstrated their tech-savvy skills with this large-scale installation of pixel-like flashes set to an equally animated soundtrack.

Called "Projekt P.I.W.O.," (the acronym means "beer" in Polish), it's simultaneously humorous and beautiful—particularly the Michael Jackson tribute about seven minutes in.

Part of an impressive series that shows off the school's technological virtuosity, this video depicts a spectrum of influences and creates a dynamic landscape within the solid world of dorm buildings. Recently highlighted on Good Magazine, the spectacle brings to mind other light-infused architectural feats such as Aukland's "Night Lights" demonstration.

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