The audience will be the star of the show at the Huddersfield Festival of Light 2013 - with opportunities to become part of the action around every corner.

Crowds will be able to get up-close with a variety of performances, including headline show, Pixel Pyros, at the Open Market.

The Pixel Pyros project is a digital fireworks display that crowds control with their hands - and it’s bigger and better than ever.

The truly interactive digital light show works by touch, with sensors on bright orbs of light at the bottom of a huge digital wall.

Touching the spheres sets of an array of multi-coloured computer-generated rockets. The virtual pyrotechnics are projected onto a massive screen using state-of-the-art projectors and lasers.            

 

Participants are fully in control of the experience, using their own judgement and creativity to decide which fireworks to trigger, and when.

Each show is uniquely choreographed by the crowd - no two nights are exactly alike.

Funded by the Arts Council England, the Pixel Pyros project is designed and programmed by digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle and a team of highly skilled tech whizzes.

Seb said: "It's a great chance to get up close and personal with fireworks - usually you have to stand well back and let the pyro-technicians have all the fun, but with Pixel Pyros the audience sets off every single virtual firework.

"We have a huge 60-foot-wide screen and the biggest projectors we could get our hands on, so it should be spectacular. Oh, and lasers!"

Take a look at the group's video below to see what to expect at this year's Huddersfield of Light.

 

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