Posts Tagged ‘Sochi’


Feb06

Unique helmets at Sochi 2014 Skeleton event

2014 at 03:11 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Skeleton is one of the newest sports accepted into the Olympic circuit, only officially being recognized in 2002. Despite the dangerous high-speed nature of the event, many athletes and fans continue to look forward to the skeleton event, and now athletes have found a way to personalize their appearance in an iconic and creative way. The artists and athletes from all over the world have collaborated to design unique custom helmets and body suits for each contestant.

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Ranging from patriotic American symbolism to designs like neon-orange brain decals, skulls, and abstract shapes, these helmets have been elevated from simple safety gear to defining works of art symbolic of the athlete and their nation as a whole. With this surprising amount of creativity involved in customizing the athletes’ uniform, the Sochi games are bound to show off even more amazing designs as the month goes on!

Jan31

Sochi Olympics will feature giant 3D ‘Pin-Art’

2014 at 03:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia coming closer and closer, new plans have been unveiled to make the visitors as important as the athletes, thanks to phone company MegaFon. Partnered up with London-based artist Asif Khan, He has designed a giant mobile 3D pin wall for the upcoming Olympics, and plan to place 3D phone booths across both the Olympic grounds at Sochi and Russia.
Visitors who use these 3D phone booths will have their faces scanned, and be displayed in giant 3D renditions upon the pin wall during the Olympics.

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The screen itself is made of 10,000 actuators which will adjust both shape and lighting according to the 3D scans, effectively recreating the person’s face at a massive scale. The faces will be constantly changing throughout the duration of the Olympics, and visitors will even be able to find out at what time their face will appear on the wall, as well as download a video of their avatar’s appearance from MegaFon’s website. With the Sochi Olympics taking place between February 7th to the 23rd, it’s amazing to see what kind of artistic innovation can be brought to the world stage.