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A Facebook Data Powered Robot Bartender

7. November 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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PTV: The Homeless Donation Posters

20. June 2015


Public Transport Victoria have come up with a genius way to help homeless youth charity Ladder. They used MYKI – Melbourne’s public transport cards – to allow commuters to donate directly to billboards. By harnessing an existing human behaviour, i.e. tapping a public transport card, they were able to make an easy donation mechanism that [...]

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The Climate Portal: Weather Simulation Booths

14. June 2015


If you’ve ever wondered what the weather was like at your next destination while waiting for a flight, well, now you won’t have to with a new installation at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, called “The Climate Portal”. An installation that simulates a range of weather conditions. The installation, created by the guys at Akestam Holst, brings [...]

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Shadow WiFi: Preventing Skin Cancer

13. May 2015


Skin Cancer is one of the world’s fastest growing diseases, and in Playa Agua Dulce, Peru, they’ve created an installation to help prevent it… Shadow WiFi, a large structure placed on beaches with a directional WiFi broadcast so that the free WiFi area moved in line with the shadow from the structure, and anyone left [...]

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Battersea Dogs Home: Follow You Billboards

10. May 2015


Here’s a pretty fun campaign for the Battersea Dogs Home, who are trying to get people to adopt Dog’s and Cats from their shelter. It starts with volunteers giving out leaflets which have been embedded with RFID Chips, and synced to every Adshell, Billboard and Big Screen in the Westfield Mall in London. Starting with [...]

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Old Spice Launches ‘Twitch’ Real-Life Game

14. April 2015


Incase you don’t know, Twitch is like YouTube, but it is all live-streamed, featuring only multiplayer games for people to watch, with an audience over 50 million strong. Last year, there was the internet phenomenon “Twitch Plays Pokémon” where over 6.5 million people played the game or watched the live-stream. And now, Old Spice thought [...]

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Chevrolet Launches ‘CoDriver’ Oculus VR Drive

11. April 2015


Chevrolet has unveiled its Colorado High Country pickup truck VR Experience called ‘The Delivery’ and is the first CoDriver experience to debut. Passengers will be virtually transported to the adventurous terrain of New Zealand and cast in the role of CoDriver for the ultimate off-road adventure. The drive will see them navigate rugged terrain and [...]

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Netshoes: The World’s Smallest Pop-Up Store

29. March 2015


Here’s a pretty cool Pop-Up store, in fact, it’s said to be the World’s Smallest Pop-Up store with the most products; but I guess that’s easy when your pop-up store is just an an online store disguised as a pop-up, located at 1.149 and a half Oscar Freire street, in São Paulo, a location considered [...]

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Mountain Dew: VR Backcountry Boarding

8. March 2015


Mountain Dew has just launched an aresome VR experience at the Burton US Open. Where they set out to capture a first-of-its-kind backcountry snowboarding experience in Virtual Reality during February 2015, allowing anyone with a Samsung Hear headset, to join the DEW Crew an participate in the backcountry trip! Plus if you’ve got a Samsung [...]

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Google Presents “The Android Chorus”

15. February 2015


So what happens when you take 300 odd Android phones, connect them all up and try to make them play a song together? Well, Google calls it “The Android Chorus” and its a little bit of tech-wizardry fun. There’s not much else to do but hit play, turn up the sound, and enjoy. This was [...]

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Norwegian Airlines: Live Streaming Cab in NYC

30. December 2014


Check out the ‘Norwegian Red Cab’ streaming live from NYC. An interactive experience that enables visitors in a shopping mall in Oslo to control a cab, and discover New York City, in Real-time with a NYC tour guide meets cab driver. I guess it’s kind of like Remote Control Tourist in a way. It’s all [...]

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Pepsi Max: 3D Projection Time Tunnel Portal

6. December 2014


In the cold and gloomy tunnels of London Bridge, Pepsi Max gave unsuspecting commuters an augmented reality, stereo projection experience to reveal a giant portal to prehistoric dinosaurs and futuristic cyborgs as part of the latest installment from the Pepsi Max’s Unbelievable campaign. A thin gauze stretched across the entire tunnel for projections to activate [...]

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