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Offline kev346

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the 360 screen stretches down !!
« on: June 22, 2009, 04:00:00 PM »
I was just reading Willie Williams article in the New York Times posted on U2.com . And was struck by this comment about the video screen ...'U2’s new screen consists of 500,000 pixels mounted on interlocking panels. It will sit still for most of the show, then stretch downward, distorting the images as the panels fragment.'

 now that sounds Funky !!






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Re: the 360 screen stretches down !!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 05:50:00 PM »
I saw that too! I saw in one of the better photos of the stage that the screens are definatly not square panels, at least there will be a few suprises on opening night!

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 05:43:05 PM »
that was a good article. This really caught my eye"
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Ever since he studied under Peter Cook, co-founder of the avant-garde architecture group, Archigram, in the 1960s, Mr. Fisher had wanted to create a portable tensile structure (that’s archi-jargon for one with a flexible shape). The 360° set was his chance, and he clad the steel in a tensile fabric originally developed for Formula 1 motor racing. Green in daylight, it will reflect whatever color of light is shone on to it at night.
That sounds like it could look amazing at night