A Raining Room You Can Walk Through And Not Get Wet

October 5, 2012


This is a video of Barbican's Rain Room. It's a room full of simulated rain that you can walk through and not get wet. Sorcery? Sadly, no. It uses 3-D cameras to track your movement and open a small pocket of dryness around you as you walk through it. Of course, it would be just my luck that the cameras would malfunction when I visited and I'd wind up soaked. It's cool though, I like the rain. Unless it's raining men. "Then you love it." Then I loooove it. <3

Hit the jump for a video demo.

Thanks to Nathan, who makes it rain the old fashioned way: with a handful of singles a magical Native American dance.

  • CerebralZombie

    "Towels provided". Also at the end of the video, the girl looks like she's getting rained on. =P (You'd probably have to get a bit wet, even if it's just spash from ground...)

  • BeastmanAIDS

    Spent the whole vid waiting for a shot of someone actually walking through the thing - disappoint.

  • Dokujitsu

    Why didn't I see anybody walking out dry? Or a shot inside the middle of the rain?

  • vadersapp

    I notice they don't take the camera through to demonstrate. They're very confident in the mechanism, I'm sure.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I don't see anyone actually "walking" through this. they are all standing still.

  • Rayn_A

    But can I set fire to the rain?

  • RadXCor

    Only if you want to make the Skyfall.

  • James Lee

    "Unless it's raining men. "Then you love it." Then I loooove it. <3"

    HAHAHHAH I'm so much more intrigued by your writing, humor and creativity than the topic itself.

  • Guest

    This is a pretty awesome idea. :D
    If they do consider an upgrade to the system, supposedly they may consider dynamic patterns with rain (this seems like a great possibility).

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