How to light up your date…

By Andy Moore

Those eyes flirt with you from the other side of the bar. They look familiar. But is it your date? Smartly-dressed and fitting the description, you’re hopeful. But suddenly, without warning, a bolt of light jets across the bar to you… to your drink.

It’s your date. It’s meant to be…

Welcome to the world of iBars. They’re a handful of venues that have beamed their way across the Atlantic, using light and touch screen technology to bamboozle and beguile social butterflies.

Add a warm ray of light to your date…

The technology is a stranger’s friend in any bar – bringing warmth, candour and connectivity to colder social scenes. Some might say an ice breaker. It uses video-projectors to project illimnous beams of light onto any surface, albeit in bars and table tops. The ‘intelligent’ tracking system detects and connects objects to touching the surface.

It will connect your drinks on the bar, your business card or both of your fingertips, surrendering a tactile introduction or something more intimate for a second or third date…

Let the rays of light do the rest: objects interact dynamically with movements on the counter.

It’s all about connectivity. Light. And human chemistry…