Japan Olympics Torch Relay

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HIVE helps carry the flame in the Japan 2020 Olympics opening ceremony.


Location: Austria & NTT Japan – 2021 [Originally scheduled for 2020] 
Client: ARS Electronica
System: x100 Custom Hardware
Sector: Ceremonies


In 2019, ARS Electronica reached out to us about the Japan 2020 Olympics, aware of our experience with Olympic ceremonies. They invited us to join their software team as “black ops,” and we accepted the offer.


While we cannot disclose many details about the project due to confidentiality, we can mention that it involved 100 autonomous vehicles, 100 HIVE software licenses, and 100 LED screens in the shape of our favourite hexagon.


NTT: Hiroshi Chigira, Shingo Kinoshita, Kenya Suzuki, Masafumi Suzuki, Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Ars Electronica Futurelab:
Patrick Berger, Kerstin Blätterbinder, Manuel Dobusch, Samuel Eckl, Peter Holzkorn, Horst Hörtner, Maria Mayr, Otto Naderer, Nicolas Naveau, Hideaki Ogawa, Daniel Rammer, Raphael Schaumburg-Lippe, Simon Schmid