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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Exhibition gives visitors power to control the rain

By Sabrina SweeneyEntertainment reporter, BBC News

The Rain Room has been described as a "cocooning experience"
by its creators

Most of us have been caught in a torrential downpour and wished we could make it stop, but how would it feel to have the power to control the weather?

Rain Room, a new 3D exhibition at London's Barbican Centre marries art, science and technology to do just that.

Despite standing in a space filled with drops of falling water, visitors remain dry, as the water halts above them.

Its creators have described it as "a social experiment" which "extracts behavioural experiences".(...)

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