Tech Turns London Olympics Audience into a Gigantic TV Screen
Each audience member waved a ten-inch paddle outfitted with nine full-color LCD squares to work together to broadcast images.
But viewers seem to unanimously agree on the awesomeness of the event’s human JumboTron, in which 70,800 people in the audience were “turned… into pixels,” as The Wall Street Journal put it.
If you tuned in (or caught the live stream) to watch the show, you might have wondered how the audience didn’t look like an audience at all. Instead, they resembled what seemed to be the largest TV screen ever, projecting light patterns that even portrayed Queen Elizabeth and Michelle Obama.