San Diego’s “Big Bay Boom” was definitely big and definitely booming, reports C/Net. The whole shebang went off in 15 seconds instead of 20 minutes. Organizers blame the electronics. Car alarms went off as people stared in shock and awe.
Projection Mapping projects a modeled 3D object onto a the facade of a building. The template is now fairly established; bring up a realistic projection on the building, blow it up, then insert the themes and music of your city.
What nobody has done (yet) is dynamic tracking of real-time performers. That might enable Tupac-like projections on performers without smoke and mirrors. Las Vegas could bring back Elvis! Self-distributed entertainment, as Louis CK has pioneered, might be a money maker, even at $1.99 after the live show.
TouchOSC is an iPhone/iPad app that lets you send and receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network. It allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Abelton Live.
Using MIDI (or MIDI over WiFi), you can remotely control VDMX 5, a live VJ program. VJCentral.com has more software for VJs. Collaborative music apps like Daisy Phone or smartphone instruments present lots of interesting possibilities, particularly with collaborative public art.