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Amy Purdy (a link well worth following) dancing at the Rio Paralympics Opening Ceremony...


with a KUKA industrial robot...


in a stunning 3D-printed dress.

Their bring-the-house-down routine (including a samba from Amy that was able to wow Brazilians) suggested the theme of “disability meets technology”.

However, watching the athletes at Rio, and the many others all over the world that they inspire, we aren't seeing “disability” - just amazing ability.


If you like this, you might want to revisit...

[Breaking the Mold: The London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony]

[London 2012: The Beautiful Games]



The wonderful kinetic sculptures of Anthony Howe...


as shown on his web site


...and combined brilliantly with the Olympic Cauldron in Rio (click for more images)