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The Lab: Digital Art Installations at Panorama

23. July 2016

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The Panorama Music Festival on Randalls Island in New York is getting its share of the Creative-Tech world this year, with some major technology, social and device brands commissioning interactive digital art installations, with brands like HP and Snapchat leading the way… Check out above the collaboration between HP and The Verge with their “Lab”. [...]

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Google AnyPixel: Digital Installations Made Easy

7. June 2016

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For a long time now, creating detailed interactive installations and visual walls has been tough, so Google made AnyPixel.js an an open source code and hardware library created to make easy to make interactive displays out of just about anything. With a base of great code, anyone can edit or transform it along with the [...]

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Volkswagen: The Human Crossing

31. May 2016

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In the UAE, most drivers ignore zebra crossings on a daily basis. So it’s no surprise that 20% of all road accidents in the United Arab Emirates involve pedestrians, often resulting in fatalities. So Volkswagen created “The Human Crossing” to make our roads a little more human (and safe), reminding drivers that pedestrians aren’t invisible [...]

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GRIDI: An Interactive Music Making Installation

29. May 2016

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GRIDI translates the methodology of composing electronic music into an interactive physical installation that lets anyone make music in just seconds as they experiment with various instruments, sounds and physical objects to create electronic beats. Powered by Arduino, thousands of hand soldered wires and sensors to detect the coloured objects representing different instruments, the GRIDI [...]

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Kit Kat: Staring Contest Vending Machine

25. May 2016

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Kit Kat take their breaks seriously, so seriously that if you take part in their virtual staring contest and laugh, you’ll lose. With two interactive vending machines placed on two different college campuses in Brazil, and powered by facial recognition systems, each one streamed live video of the other vending machine, inviting students to take [...]

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Fisher-Price Imagines The Future of Parenting

29. March 2016

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I have a love-hate relationship with these “Future Of…” videos! On one hand, they give a glimpse into the strategic thinking of some of the world’s biggest companies, showing where they see the world going, and how they’d like to help take it there. Yet at the same time, they are horribly dramatised with often [...]

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Time Trial: Augmented Reality Climbing

10. February 2016

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Check this out! “Time Trial” is a new, physical, interactive rock climbing video game where players are given the opportunity to compete in a time-trial style augmented reality climbing wall challenge to log the fastest times to complete climbs that require them to do single or multiple tasks during that climb. Pretty damn cool. If [...]

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Jaguar Creates “Actual Reality” VR Experience

24. January 2016

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At the “Big Boys Toys” expo in New Zealand, Jaguar took Virtual Reality Experiences to the next level. Introducing “Actual Reality”, a VR experience like no other I’ve ever seen, an experience so real, it might actually just be “real”. With a custom VR Headset, and built into the “6-Axis” hydraulic platform designed to create [...]

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Star Wars: Shop Like A Jedi Billboard

15. January 2016

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On the even of the launch of Star Wars episode VII, Carrefour in Romania created an interactive billboard that let people shop like a Jedi would. And while it’s nothing more than a basic Microsoft Kinect stunt experience, to the Star Wars fans, it was something different. Shoppers could swipe through just about the entire [...]

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North Face: The NightRay Fest Light Installation

5. January 2016

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Never stop exploring, that’s what North Face’s interactive light installation called “Ascent” visualises, an art installation that both blurs and highlights its surroundings in nature, aiming to inspire and excite. A mesmerising sight of smooth lines and soft light, the sculpture creates a harmonious relationship between human aesthetic and the natural landscape in which it [...]

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WK London: Best Agency Xmas Card 2015

26. December 2015

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This year it seems agency Xmas cards weren’t as prolific as previous years, but that didn’t stop a few stand out pieces of work, and WK London was the pick of the bunch, and I’m calling it a clear cut winner of the Best Agency Xmas Card of 2015. WK London’s famous Christmas Window display [...]

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A Facebook Data Powered Robot Bartender

7. November 2015

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Here’s an interesting experiment. It’s called “The Social Shot” and is a mobile bartending-robot that mixes you drinks based off your Facebook profile data. Once you log-in, you’ll get a personalised drink which visualises the personality traits using psychology’s “Big Five” factor model. The graphic translation of abstract datasets into a colorful, drinkable diagram allows [...]

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Nissan: The Football Controller Project

6. November 2015

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In Sweeden, just buying a Nissan to drive it isn’t enough… So they’ve created the “Controller Project” where engineers have rigged up a new Nissan QASHQAI into a Pro Evolution Soccer controller, so you can literally “Drive Football”. You can check out the experience here.

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Microsoft Xbox: The Survival Billboard

1. October 2015

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So Microsoft Xbox has stepped up to the plate with this installation billboard for the launch of the new Rise of the Tomb Raider game on Xbox One, with a piece called “The Survival Billboard” featuring 8 contestants standing on a billboard! Which I’ve embedded above, the full 24h stream. (Skip to 4h and 20m [...]

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The Netflix and Chill Button

29. September 2015

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Here it is! The Netflix and Chill button. At the 2015 World Maker Fair, Netflix unveiled its prototype and DIY maker instructions for a physical button called “The Switch”. The Switch dims the lights, puts your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” on, can order you takeout automatically, and gets Netflix ready! It’s pretty much a real [...]

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Crystal Universe: An Interactive Light Installation

26. September 2015

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Crystal Universe is an exhibition shown at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo, featuring over 60 000 LEDs. The installation artwork allows users to control it by a smartphone, flicking a visualisation from the menu into the 3D world of light. The vision is to evoke four elements: the earth, the air, the fire and [...]

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Chatroulette: Live First Person Zombie Game

21. August 2015

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This might be the best thing I’ve seen this year. It’s the world’s first Real Life First Person Shooter Game, played out live on Chatroulette, and damn I wish I could have played it. Realm Pictures pulled together an amazing story line, filled it with Zombies, weapons and challenges, then put their first person shooter [...]

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Holiday Autos: Smells of Summer Machine

17. August 2015

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How many creatives have come up with this idea? Bottling smells and being able to use them for something exciting… Well, Holiday Auto’s did, and put the range of #smellsofsummer into a tweet-powered vending machine for passers by to tweet for a free smell, while hoping to inspire them to book their next holiday! Pretty [...]

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Netflix Sense8 Brainwave Symphony Experiment

3. August 2015

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Netflix has created an experiment the connects 8 random people together to create a synced piece of music available on Spotify. The fans had to binge-watch the show before participating in the Brainwave Symphony Experiment. Linked with sensors, their recorded brainwaves were used to compose a piece of original music: a tangible artistic manifestation of [...]

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Forever 21: Instagram Powered Thread Screen

26. July 2015

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Forever 21 have stepped up to the plate with a new Instagram Powered Thread Screen, which in short, is a huge machine made of 200,000 parts, weighing 2,000 lbs, and taking over a year and half to engineer and build (all by hand). With the massive machine displaying users Instagrams 24 hours a day, with [...]

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