Archive | October, 2013

Starbucks: Tweet a Coffee

30. October 2013

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Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that are the most effective and I love this one from Starbucks. The coffee giant has teamed up with Twitter to launch the Tweet-A-Coffee campaign. This allows people to send a $5 Starbucks gift card to anyone in the US via Twitter. It’s a really simple idea, users just need [...]

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BMW i3 Electric Car: 360-Degree Interactive Film

30. October 2013

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Just a few days after I posted what was one of the first 360-Degree Interactive Film Examples, this launches… ‘Become Electric’ an Interactive 360-Degree Film created to launch the brand new, BMW i3 Electric Car, and it’s a hell of a launch, I suspect, a car has never been before been released quite like this, [...]

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CRYSTAL: An Interactive Light Installation

28. October 2013

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Crystal is a unique, magnet powered, interactive light installation that has a permanent home in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, after touring in Amsterdam, Paris and Moscow over the past year. Hundreds or thousands of plastic crystals are placed on a floor mat surrounded by a magnetic field, the magnetic fiels powers two LED lights housed in [...]

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KPT Smileball: Smile Controlled Pinball Machine

28. October 2013

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Introducing Smileball, the World’s First Smile Controlled Pinball Machine from KPT, a Swiss health insurer who claims to have Switzerland’s happiest health insurance clients, so they created Smileball to show that less anger equals more smiles. It’s pretty simple, a camera captures the player’s face and from there, face-tracking software transmits the mouth movements to [...]

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Qualcomm: Ultimate Smartphone Photo Booth

24. October 2013

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A 540-Degree Smart Phone Photo Booth powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, sounds pretty cool right? Well, this video makes it look cool, that’s for sure, with 130 Snapdragon-powered HTC One smartphones are synced together to take ‘Bullet-Time’ photos on command, giving random passers by the chance to take home a seriously cool photo-set.

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IDNA: 360-Degree Spacial Story Telling iPad App

23. October 2013

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I can’t remember seeing an iPad App Experience like this before, it’s what’s known as ‘Spacial Story Telling’ and plays out a 360-Degree Story Telling Experience on you iPad. As the iPad pans, so does the view within the animation and allows the story to play out through different paths, basically wherever the viewer takes [...]

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MAMMING: Instagram Mammograms Campaign

22. October 2013

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Everyone knows #Mamming right? Wrong. It’s some seriously weird, yet slightly funny new hashtag for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a campaign called ‘This is Mamming’. So what do you do? Well, it seems all you need to do is press your breasts on a flat surface, take a photo and Instagram it with the [...]

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ScreenX: 270-Degree Cinema Screens (Video)

21. October 2013

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Supposedly there are 40 cinemas in South Korea featuring this new ‘ScreenX’ technology, a new type of cinema screen experience developed by cinema group ‘CJ CGV’. It uses the Theater walls as supplemental screens to give people a near panoramic 270-degree viewing experience of your favourite movies. That being said, it’s an entirely new production [...]

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Norton Enjoy Your Privacy: Multi-Device Story

21. October 2013

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Mobile Security is pretty weak right now, and to highlight the challenges we face every day in regards to Mobile Security, Norton has created ‘Enjoy Your Privacy’ which is a multi-device experience that allows users to follow and interact with four unique stories. Each story is accesses in part between your desktop computer and your [...]

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TACTILU: Remote Tactile Communication Band

18. October 2013

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Sometimes we just need to see cool stuff. And this is one of those times, introducing TACTILU – a bracelet for remote tactile communication that allows one person to physically touch another, while they are apart. I know where you mind went, but it’s not that. Yet. TACTILU is a research project embracing remote haptic/tactile [...]

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Banksy: The Sirens Of The Lambs

16. October 2013

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Here is the latest piece from Banksy, it’s called ‘Sirens Of The Lambs’ and is a piece of installation art, that happens to be in a truck that tours NYC (starting in, you guessed it, the Meat Packing District), stuffed with fake animals that squeal those horrible dog-toy type noises to raise awareness of the [...]

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UNICEF: Child Refugee Street Projections

15. October 2013

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Here’s a cool piece of work from Stockholm, where UNICEF have been running a nightly campaign featuring projection mapping silhouettes of the thousands of Child Refugees across the city. Last year, over 3500 children came alone to Sweden, technically as refugees, but with no place to go, they are homeless, and need help. The campaign [...]

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Constellaction: The Light Chain Installation

14. October 2013

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This is seriously cool. Light Chains or Waves that connect with and activate the pyramid object next to it. Constellaction is an audio/visual installation featuring tetrahedron-shaped (ok I’ll just keep calling it a Pyramid) object’s that emit light and noise when triggered by other light. So when you place a whole batch of these little [...]

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Tourism Victoria: The Remote Control Tourist

13. October 2013

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If you’ve ever wanted to see a city before you got there, this is your chance. Introducing Tourism Victoria’s ‘Remote Control Tourist’ who can be controlled from a website, and will do anything you ask, and stream it live from a first person point of view, right back at you! And whilst I do wonder [...]

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Volvo Trucks: Running of The Bulls Stunt Video

12. October 2013

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This is the forth live test stunt video, I believe, in the Volvo Trucks viral series of videos that demonstrate the capabilities of their trucks in new and exciting ways. This time, it’s shot in a Spanish city, emulating the running of the bulls, to test the handling of the new Volvo Trucks. So far, [...]

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