GEEKWIRE: How to compute fireworks: The technology behind the Space Needle’s epic New Year’s show

While pyrotechnics may be imagined and installed by human beings, the design and execution of the Space Needle’s New Year’s fireworks extravaganza in Seattle spends most of its life inside a computer.
Alberto Navarro, architect of the Space Needle fireworks show. (Credit: Infinity Visions.)

Well ahead of the New Year’s show, Alberto Navarro, the architect of the annual New Year’s at the Needle fireworks show, enhances his libraries of computer-represented effects with the models of the latest pyrotechnic technology. Sometime around September, he receives the playlist of music for the next Space Needle show from radio station KEXP-FM.

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