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"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
- Vernor Vinge

Reactive Walls  
  Wall surfaces designed for use in clubs; they reacted to the music played in the room.  

The club experience from the 2020's - at the Semiconductor.

The wiredancer rippled out bagpipelike riffs over the taped rhythm section. The walls came alive.

...It started out butch, its walls glassy black; during the concert it went in gaudy drag as the sound-sensitive walls reacted to the music with color streaking, wavelengthing in oscilloscope patterns, shades of blue-white for high end, red and purple for bass and percussion. Reacting vividly, hypnotically to each note. The minimonos disliked reactive walls. They called it kitschy and "vid."

From Freezone, by John Shirley.
Published by Eclipse in 1985
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