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The mechanics behind those cool LED wristbands you sometimes see at concerts and sporting events

I think it was when I went to see Nine Inch Nails at the arena about a decade and a half ago when I started to really appreciate what goes into making a great concert light show. And since then, many live arena experiences have levelled up with the use of LED wristbands, making the crowd part of a giant synchronized light display.


This fantastic video, produced by the Wall Street Journal (as part of their "Tech Behind" series) outlines the work and technology that goes into the creation of this experience. And while some might think that incredibly advanced technology (or dare I say, artificial intelligence) is what's needed to make these things work, Vincent LeClerc (the co-founder and CEO of a company called PixMob) indicates that it's a bit simpler than that!

I know I've done this before, but this is actually a perfect time to once again shoutout the incredibly talented sound and lighting techs we have here on Vancouver Island.


They're the folks responsible for creating such memorable experiences at the many shows, sporting events and festivals you've been to (or are planning on attending) throughout the year!

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