IBM Water Sequencer

On the IBM booth at CeBIT 2007, visitors could compose their own show from water, light and sound by combining on-screen service modules to create endless new configurations.

Developed by CPP Studios and the madhat team, this interactive exhibit illustrated the principle behind service-oriented architecture (SOA) in a fun way.

In a matter of minutes, small icons on a touch screen created an impressive spectacle in which metre-high water fountains kept perfect time with the music, accompanied by an ambient light show.

On a booth rich in highlights, the IBM Water Sequencer was the public’s favourite exhibit. During the fair, it played almost a thousand compositions generated by visitors to the booth.


IBM Deutschland

Commissioned by

CPP Studios Event


CeBIT Hannover



Project Scope

conception, technical planning, software development, motion- and sound-design, operation and maintenance