So last week we all learned the sad news that Marty, the real life inspiration for Nyan Cat, had died. Needless to say when the inspiration for one of the happiest things to ever hit the internet passes on, the internet untrolls itself and pays tribute. And what better way to honor a fallen meme than with more memes?
The one below is awesome. Awesome at making my tear ducts get a work out.
But some students at Wroclaw University of Technology, in Poland, have created one of the best tributes of all. Using the windows in a building on campus, they created a 44 minute long light show that is not only a tribute to Nyan Cat, but also includes other popular animations and memes. I'm feeling pretty lazy because I just reposted a RIP Nyan Cat pic on my Facebook wall. And they posted Nyan Cat on a friggin' building.
The tribute is actually part of Project P.I.W.O. which encourages people to turn buildings into amazing light displays. The students created the show using LED screens that are hooked up to computers and other gadgets that synchronize the animation to the music. And then I'm pretty sure they say LUMOS! or ACCIO AWESOMENESS! or something like that. Past Project P.I.W.O. installations include tributes to old school video games and Smosh favorites, like Mario. There are a lot of videos on the YouTube for you to check out.
Here's a small peek of the Nyan Cat tribute. You can see all 44 minutes HERE.
What do you think of the tribute? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!