Virtual Balls to Light Up Side of Buhler Centre

University of WinnipegAn interactive art display will project virtual balls on the side of the University of Winnipeg’s Buhler Centre Halloween night.

The university teamed up with Winnipeg company PO-MO to place sensors on the Portage Avenue sidewalk to detect motion and control the billiard-size balls above street level.

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, pedestrians can interact with the balls — projected from atop the Rice building — as they wrap around the building’s physical features, such as its iconic “fins.”

The display is a test as part of an initiative into advanced technology and learning, with the goal to create smarter classrooms and intelligent buildings.