Zygote Balls

Engage your crowd with interactive gravity-defying Zygote Balls that react with coloured light to touch.

The Zygote is a large, helium-filled, inflatable ball that responds to motion through human touch. Tap it, bounce it or punch it and the Zygote Ball reacts by changing colour as it floats through the air.

Zygotes are perfect for concerts, promotions or any event with a large energetic crowd. They transform the space into a multi-dimensional, interactive playground, and create an incredibly memorable shared experience. Zygotes have been used in Blue Man Groups' shows around the world since 2009 as well as at several Sensation White events and also the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics.


Brand it

Logos and/or event themed graphics can be applied - vinyl stickers work best.

Interactive & Controllable

Zygotes can be programmed to interactive mode (sensing motion and changing colour) or to wireless DMX mode - perfect for creating choreographed moments.

Flame Resistant

Zygotes are ICC International Fire Code and NFP certified for use at any venue.

Operating Life

Zygotes are powered by rechargeable batteries with a one-hour operating life.


The Tangible Pixel inside each ball emits a bright, even light that fills the Zygote. A wide spectrum of colours is available.

Perfect Size

Zygotes are 2m (7’) in diameter. They have a big impact and an awe-inspiring effect.

Helium Filled

Zygotes are filled with a mixture of helium and air depending on the venue and environmental conditions.

Complex Options

Audio, video, and graphics shown on venue screens can be triggered when audience members interact with the Zygotes. Preset light patterns are also possible.

Zygote client logos

How does it work?

Tangible Interaction sends a trained technician to inflate, launch and retrieve the Zygotes during an event. We ask for a few volunteer stagehands to help with launching and retrieval, since it can be a tall order in a large crowd.

What does the client provide?

Typically, we ask the client to source helium locally to fill the Zygotes. Also, a vaccuum is ultra helpful for deflating the balls after the event.



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Crowd interacting with our Zygote balls at Vancouver 125 celebration

Crowd interacting with led balls

Mini Zygote balls at Coachella for Arcade Fire

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Zygote balls for Sensation White world tour

Crowd interacting with led balls

Zygote balls for Turin World Design Capital

Crowd interacting with led balls

Zygote balls for Sensation White Tour