Pushing the Boundaries Between Art and Technology



During the closing ceremony of the Rio De Janeiro Olympics in August 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō, dressed as Mario from the popular Nintendo series of video games, made a surprise appearance at the flag handover. This was followed by a live broadcast of performers in the Rio stadium overlaid with computer-generated images of the 33 events planned to be held at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, making for a performance the likes of which the world had never seen.  To read more about the technology used during the closing ceremony, click here or the image above.