Canada Pavilion – Shanghai World Expo
X-Agora brought alive a massive interactive water display. Users could swirl the water’s surface to liquify projected images. With each user’s touch, flowers appeared and buildings moved. And by mounting Velocity’s stationary bikes, users could also speed through the Canadian landscape with sound and vision accelerating with them. Slowing down, the celluloid images faded to black and white. X-Agora was used in this collaboration with Cirque du Soleil to create interactive special effects and synchronize sound for all installations in the Canadian Pavillion. Sensors located underneath the interactive video pool’s watery surface allowed multiple visitors to simultaneously play with the images. For Velocity, each bike was a video controller, with each cyclist’s pedaling speed defining the audiovisual effect they experience.