Tag Archive | "Digital Installations"

A Facebook Data Powered Robot Bartender

Saturday, November 7, 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

Friday, November 6, 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

Thursday, October 1, 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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Crystal Universe: An Interactive Light Installation

Saturday, September 26, 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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Netflix Sense8 Brainwave Symphony Experiment

Monday, August 3, 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

Sunday, July 26, 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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The Climate Portal: Weather Simulation Booths

Sunday, June 14, 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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Fiat: The Parking Billboard Installation

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Here’s a neat little piece from Fiat; The Parking Billboard. An interactive installation where they’ve taken the ultrasonic sensors that typically sit inside the Fiat’s bumpers (you know, those audio beeping sensors…) and have rigged them up to a video billboard opposite a specifically designed car space to help guide drivers into the spot perfectly. [...]

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Shadow WiFi: Preventing Skin Cancer

Wednesday, May 13, 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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Old Spice Launches ‘Twitch’ Real-Life Game

Tuesday, April 14, 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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Google Presents “The Android Chorus”

Sunday, February 15, 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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Kingfisher: The Oculus Rift Beer Coaster

Sunday, January 11, 2015


India’s biggest beer, Kingfisher, created the “Beer Coaster” on Oculus Rift where they took fans on the ride of their lives to score a free beer for those whose pulses raced the fastest, with the beer emerging automatically from the Good Times Dispenser during the installation. As brands and agencies around the world experiment with [...]

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Pepsi Max: 3D Projection Time Tunnel Portal

Saturday, December 6, 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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Chrysler Launches Oculus Rift VR Experience

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Chrysler has created a first-of-its-kind interactive, photo­real virtual reality (VR) experience. It’s called ‘Beneath the Surface’ and is a four-minute experiment that pushes the boundaries of what’s doable in virtual reality. Using the latest Oculus Rift DK2 headset, users are immersed in a beautiful rendering of the Chrysler 200 and taken on an audiovisual tour [...]

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Volkswagen: ‘PoloTag’ Social Test Drives

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Volkswagen love a good social campaign and for 6 days, across three major cities, South Africans could play ‘PoloTag’. A real-world social game challenging people to spot the new Polo around a specified route, tag it on twitter, and then test drive it, right there and then. With the person who drove it for the [...]

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The BrainWriter Project: Wearable Tech For ALS

Monday, September 22, 2014


The Brainwriter is an opensource project created specifically for ‘TemptOne’ a famous street artist, who developed ASL, with the aim to help him continue to create art, even without the use of his body… And while being created originally for him, it was specifically designed as opensource to bring this technology to the masses, and [...]

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TopShop: Instagram Powered Social Catwalk

Monday, September 15, 2014


TopShop is famous for its social catwalks, and this year, they’ve upped their game and created a new ‘Instagram/Facebook’ powered Social Catwalk, allowing people from around the world to be part of the event live, from London. The Social Catwalk debuted the latest looks exclusively on Facebook, while 5 VIP Instagramers gave unique views to [...]

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Shell Creates ‘Player’ Powered Football Field

Friday, September 12, 2014


In the Favela’s of Rio, Shell’s #MakeTheFuture program has just unveiled a soccer pitch that is powered by the players foot steps, powering the lights at night so the local community can play their most loved game, 24 hours a day without the reliance on paid electricity. Created with the famous Pavegen impact/power tiles that [...]

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Drink Up: Meet Our Talking Water Fountain

Sunday, September 7, 2014


So everyone has had a drink from one of those water foundains in a public space before right? But how about one that talks to you? Drink Up, has built a special kind of water fountain to help spread the good word of water. Because while the Drink Up Fountain may look like a regular [...]

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Into The Storm: Augmented Reality AdShel Ad

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


A while back you’ll remember an amazing ‘Pepsi Max Augmented Reality Bus Shelter Ad’ that we featured where a video feed showcased the footpath through the ad and some amazing augmented reality visuals then came to life. This ‘Into The Storm’ Augmented Reality Ad is made by the same guys, and streams a live feed [...]

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