Ok first watch this awesome video that I found through Robert Hodgin’s Twitter:
Ain’t that amazing? Now imagine the entrance of a casino, an airport or a asian restaurant (I don’t know why but this feels asian to me); put a floor that is backlit and where these flocking fishes are projected. Already pretty cool, now the bigger fishes (I think those are small sharks) in the video are controlled by people walking on the floor. I guess it would be better if it was in an area where there would be at most 5-6 people at the same time but I figure this installation would be pretty interesting. I love how the water is milky a bit and I feel this could be reproduced easily depending on the type of glass the floor would be made of. Now some type of similar installation probably exist, but the point here is the magnitude in the number of little fishes. I am not sure today’s computer have the processing power to do that, but it feels like this is something that would benefit from multiple cores and parallel processing so I think it would be possible in a near future. Wouldn’t that be amazing?