Intel is giving Vivid Sydney visitors a chance to test their skills in a Game of Drones - where remote-controlled bots tangle in a skyward bumper race.
In a Vivid Sydney first, visitors of all ages are invited to take control of a swarm of colourful drones in specially designed drone enclosure in Martin Place.
Intel Australia managing director, Kate Burleigh, said Vivid Sydney was the perfect platform to engage the public in the wonders of technology.
“Vivid Sydney is an event that continues to push the boundaries, using technology as the enabler to bring inspiring, fun and immersive installations to life," she said.
"This year we’re bringing a first to Vivid Sydney by giving festival goers a chance to fly their very own drone."
Destination NSW chief executive officer, Sandra Chipchase, said Vivid was a celebration of the interplay between creativity and technology and, "putting art into the hands of the public. Intel’s new drone installation reflects this concept and is another great hands-on opportunity for visitors to Vivid Sydney.”
Also in Martin Place, Intel RealSense technology will make its Australian debut at Transcendence.
RealSense will see visitors immersed in a phenomenal interactive experience that brings human senses to devices, allowing more natural, intuitive and immersive interactions with technology such as gesture control, augmented reality, and immersive chat.
Burleigh said visitor would feel like they were stepping right into the future, when entering Transcendence.
"It’s an experience all the family will enjoy,” she said.
Now in its fifth consecutive year as Vivid Sydney partner, Intel’s footprint will spread beyond Martin Place to Circular Quay, The Rocks and Walsh Bay, with the Intel Galileo development board adopted by several Vivid Sydney Light artists.
The Galileo technology brings to life their creative concepts, acting as the brain inside many of the interactive installations including Arclight and Affinity.