In March 2013, Coca-Cola set out to break down barriers and create a simple moment of connection between two nations -- India and Pakistan. The initiative "Small World Machines" provided a live communications portal between people in India and Pakistan and showed that what unites us is stronger than what sets us apart. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols -- together.
Jason Bruges Studio has completed a unique project for Great Ormond Street Hospital for children to improve their journey to theatre.
The work, which covers the corridor walls, has essentially two main elements; integrated panels and bespoke graphic wallpaper. The panels are embedded into the wall surface at various heights in order to be accessible to the eye levels and positions of patients traveling along the corridors. Across these digital surfaces abstracted ‘animal movements’ are recreated as interactive animated patterns of light which reveal themselves through the trees & foliage of the forest. The artwork consists of 70 panels, with a total of 72,000 LED’s.
Painting Coconuts, goes behind the scenes of the Audi quattro® Experience - a one-of-a-kind interactive installation that put participants in the driver's seat of a custom-made 1 to 32 scale Audi A4 to test their on-track skills using the world's first iPad enabled slot car controller.
Consumed is an interactive installation featuring objects that are no longer used, for instance tapes, cassettes, old remote, and objects that are discarded after being used just once - Coke can, heel, or detergent bottle. In the installation these object are converted into touch sensitive instruments that make sound when touched. A combination of musical sounds and samples allow the user to create various melodics that blend with the video projection displayed over the whole piece. The interaction is extended with additional sounds and video overlays that are triggered when two or more objects are touched at the same time. Finding these connections allows to modify the default audio-visual setup or change it completely. The default theme can be described as an urban them, and is juxtaposed to theme associated with nature. There are 3 couples of objects and one group of 3 objects that are used in this fashion and they are matched depending on how they relate to each other: a remote would go with a VHS tape, a cassette with a Walkman, etc.
Leave A Message is an interactive sonic art installation that encourages people to leave messages in 6 phones hanging from the ceiling.
When a participant says 'Hello' into the mouthpiece, that phone will then ask the participant how they are feeling, or what they are looking forward to today and so on. Up to 10 messages can be stored on each phone until the oldest message is replaced.
The messages play in an overlapping loop and anyone can approach the phones and listen to the anonymous messages left behind by others.
Barcelona, second largest city of Spain, is facing the opening of one of the most striking places, Plaça Disseny. The square is part of the new Institute of Design »Disseny Hub Barcelona« (DHUB). The design of the square corresponds with the design disciplines which have been integrated in this museum and laboratory for the first time together. Plaça Disseny is situated in the city center. A total of 522 inground luminaires installed. Controled by MADRIX Professional
Scion GhostGlass is a unique, multi-sensory experience for 2013. It allows event guests to explore and interact with the brand and its vehicles throughout the space with a translucent, physical card. Digital content bursts from beneath the glass when a card is placed on one of the five integrated counters. The translucent card can take on multiple forms and behaviours, even transforming into a beat-making machine allowing guests to play ScionAV music collaboratively.
Guests have the ability to alter large-scale media and soundscapes throughout the surrounding space through their interactions in the glass. They can also peer through the "lens" of the card to decode secret messages, reveal prizing passwords and hidden layers within the mediascape surrounding them.
The intention of Nomadic Museum of Antarctica is to transform a typically passive art experience into a rich interactive experience designed to engage people and organization worldwide to improve social and environmental conditions. This project focus on how to evoke an “Iceberg” without being literal and how to present the interior volumes and organization in an “Iceberg” form. This project blurs the boundary between physical models and digital models to explore different ways to develop the exterior formal language from the interior spatial ideas.
Students at Darmstadt University, accomplished to connect a rock concert and a museum through an interactive media system. It's a new way to promote exhibitions to younger audience with big succes and fun.
The "Water Light Graffiti" is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city. Production of Digitalarti
The 2013 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition Awards, showcasing Kinetic Art from 32 kinetic artists from 8 Countries, including China, India, Switzerland, etc on 4 Continents. At the end of this 8 min. video you can see the 2013 Award Winners listed:
1st Prize - Behnaz Farahi Bousanjani
2nd Prize - Suguru Goto
3rd Prize - Lin Emery
The work is composed of a video monitor with a webcam aside, and a computer.
By default a black image it's visible, a foggy layer hiding a reflection of what is in front of the monitor. It shades the whole image except for what is moving, the only way to see thru it is to perform a physical action. In this way the audience can see his walking reflection, his Doppelgänger.
This image is reflected by a three dimensional virtual liquid, a narcissus water mirror, which waves, responding to movements.
X Media Lab Switzerland ‘Participation Culture’ is Switzerland's must-attend digital, cultural and creative industries event of 2012.
X Media Lab, taking place in Basel from September 14th to 16th, is the internationally acclaimed creative industries event. XML creates a meeting place uniquely designed to assist people and companies to realise unique new forms of interactive cultural content, through concept development, business matching, and direct access to world-class networks of creative professionals.
The "Water Light Graffiti" is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration.
You can now visit at BFI Southbank in London the Documentation
of Video Installation "Digital Clock (Growing zeros)"
by Torsten Lauschmann at Glasgow, Miami, York, Edinburgh in 2010.
24 hour video projection
Nice social integration campaign from Air China. In order to increase consumer awareness about the airline’s flight services to Sweden and throughout the extended Asian region, Air China launched a campaign around Facebook check-ins.
The airline created partnerships with a number of popular Asian restaurants in Sweden, to act as ambassadors for Air China. At each restaurant guests were encouraged to check-in with Air China on Facebook as they sat down to eat. The check-ins were aggregated on the Air China Facebook page, complete with a leader board so and users could view the most popular restaurants.
This is a demonstration video showcasing Scott Garner's interactive still life project. It involves a motion-senstive frame that feeds realtime tilt data to a 3D scene.
It's been a difficult year. Probably the next one won't be any easier either. Bad news is pouring from the media. Everybody could use a bit of positivity in this situation. There's never been some much need of positivity around people and some good news instead of the bad ones.
Thats way DB Budapest come up with this idea:
Tweet Positive Project
The Nervous Structure series consists of interactive installations that revolve around the idea of interface, interpreted as the point of contact between two different entities. The work consists of several such interfaces: between the viewer and the piece (a human/computer interface); between the real and the virtual (the physical structure and its relationship with the projected structure); between the foreground and the background (as the projection interferes with its shadow).
The first example is from a recent excursion on the BART trains of San Francisco, where three rope swings were installed and bystanders were encouraged to join in the fun. This stealthy swing bag has gone through ten iterations over the years, has been repeatedly used by its creator on the way to work and is even available for custom creation and purchase.
In the words of the artist Caroline Woolard : “Here is my swing for the subway, disguised as a bag. With 1000 mesh L-train grey cordura, webbing, sliders, hooks, velcro, and snaps, I constructed a bag using industrial sewing machines (with help from an industrial sewing company). The bag transforms from a backpack, handbag, or book bag of with adjustable straps that hook around the handrail of the subway.
CRUSH, a Toronto-based VFX studio, created a wonderful interactive exhibit currently showing as part of the Happiness Project. Based on the song Mrs. Morris (Reprise), the exhibit takes a picture of the participant’s face, and then imposes that on an 3D animated head, which is then projected onto a picture frame alongside other people’s faces. When the vocals of the song come on, all the heads begin singing in synch to the music. The effect is at once bizarre and hilarious!
The THINK Exhibit is open to the public from September 23 to October 23 at Lincoln Center in New York. Through live data visualization, a first-of-a-kind immersive film, and giant ineractive stations, the exhibit explores how we can make the world work better. To learn more about the exhibit, visit thinkexhibit.com
Internet Week Europe is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, the presenter of the highly acclaimed sister festival, Internet Week New York. The European festival builds on the success of the NYC festival, which saw the participation of over 150 organisations in 2010, including Yahoo!, YouTube, Mashable, AOL, Time Warner, Pepsi, Motorola, The New Museum, New York University and Foursquare, and is presented in cooperation with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office.