Engineering the dance

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Vertigo, a dance party sponsored by EnCouncil and the School of Engineering & Applied Science, was held April 2 in Lopata Gallery with more than 1,300 students attending the annual event. This year’s theme was “Cyberspace” and featured a new LED dance floor built by WUSTL Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers students. With more than one billion colors and 32,000 lumens of LED lights, the wireless computer-controlled modular dance floor includes interactive animations based on music synchronization and pressure sensors. Working with the Olin Business School and the School of Law, the engineering students are in the process of creating a company to market and rent the dance floor. To view a video of the dance floor assembly, visit

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