Illuminated Figure Skating Costume Answered
The animated lighting element in this figure skating costume by ShowOfLight reacts to music by using beat and pitch recognition technology and motion sensor to bring the animation in sync with the performer.
While this sounds great, and looks impressive, the video demonstrates how this is one example of technology overshadowing art. Though many of Marina Polakoff's other works integrate soft circuitry with subtlety and beauty, the line of costumes for the performing arts may be too distracting. Consider the lovely ice skating routine in the video that must be performed in the dark. Which were you watching - her salchow or her flashing bananas? (seriously, there are animated bananas)
Regardless of my opinion, I'm sure this is one performance the judges will never forget.