"At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar this week,
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on his largest "explosion event" of the
last three years, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form
incredible designs and patterns. The video we've embedded of the event
is an impressive testament to how a volatile black powder explosion
can be controlled and shaped by computer. Each set of
explosions was calculated to paint a different picture.
One series of explosions created black smoke clouds that
looked like "drops of ink splattered across the sky."
In another, 8,300 shells embedded with computer microchips
exploded in a pyramid shape over the desert."