More than two million people are expected to view it in person in Metro Vancouver, as well as internationally via www.vectorialvancouver.net or http://www.vancouver2010.com/code. The event runs regardless of the weather until February 28, 2010.
A personalized webpage will be automatically created for each participant to document their design and also send a personal dedication to anyone in the world. Organizers estimate 130,000 different patterns will be created in the 24 days the project operates from dusk to dawn.
"Vectorial Elevation is world-renowned and we wanted to see its majestic choreography unfold over Canadian skies for the very first time as part of the 2010 Winter Games," said Burke Taylor, vice president of culture and celebrations for VANOC. "It's about using the power of digital technology to include the world in our celebrations."
Previously, the installation was staged in Mexico, Spain, Ireland, and France where it received accolades such as Lyon's prestigious Trophée des Lumières.