September 23, 2003

ELEY KISHIMOTO

A sound reactive installation created for Eley Kishimoto's store in Southwark london. A monitor was mounted flush into a wall covered in their iconic 'flash' design wallpaper. As visitors to the shop make noises, the wallpaper seems to come alive as it reacts with one of 3 distinct interactive designs











A mouse controlled example of one of the interactive designs can be seen here.

http://www.showstudio.com/projects/elk/elk_interactive.html

August 22, 2003

UNKLE

Unkle asked 10 creative's to produce a game using sounds and graphics provided by the band. I took a range off samples and created a music sequencer with a classic bemani game mechanic.




Play the game here.

August 15, 2003

DARE

DARE is an interactive installation piece designed and created specifically for the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The exhibition has run from June 19th until October 26th, 2003 in the Museums’ Warner Room.

DARE, the title of which refers to the Italian verb "to give" and the English verb meaning "to be bold”, consists of four touch-screens and a video projection. Each screen is interface and display: they require action as well as observation, writing as well as reading. At the opening, the exhibit was essentially a black canvas, awaiting and inviting visitors to be participants and to play along. On the other hand, on October 26th at the end of the show, it included stories told through a sequence of marks and images that recreate the past and the present of those museum visitors who in four months interacted with it. DARE creates its own documents, its own accounts of itself and its own records of those who contributed to its making.

DARE consists of four pieces: GRID and FACE, that relate to images, whereas DRAW and MODE relate to gestures and the creation of lines or marks. All pieces are playful; they all record user’s interactions onto a hard disk with a date and time stamp. These can all be recreated as a time based sequence.

Text Taken from
http://www.fabrica.it/project.php?id=63

I was responsible for Grid and Face which have since been used in various other situations.

See here and here for further description of individual pieces.




Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI)

July 11, 2003

SOUND REACTIVE TOYS

A series of sound reactive toys in answer to a brief set by Yugo Nakamura.

Fish race assigns a frequency to a fish who then move towards the finish line depending on how regularly that frequency is used in a piece of music. Players can choose their own music then place a bet on which fish they think will win.



Tomface distorts your picture by allowing the user to shout into a microphone or play some music. It's a graphic equaliser but using a face.



Lines, both in colour and black and white change rotation based around the frequencies in music. The coloured version is very fresh and simple whereas the black and white lines create fuzzy moire patterns reminiscent of television static.


February 25, 2003

2398gr

2398 gr. is a book and CD-ROM that explores our relationships with food, the techniques of contemporary art, food as fetish, ritual, dependence, festivity, emotion, pleasure, obsession, chemistry, relation or fear.

I worked on the interface for the cd rom as well as producing 10 games




You can play them all here!

Lord of the Pies

Magnum PI

Factory Worker Training App

Checkout assistant Training App

Quality Control Training App

Boring job simulators - Factory Worker

Boring job simulators - Checkout Assistant


Boring job simulators - Quality Control

Catfood or Dogfood

Fatman

February 1, 2003

UNITED PEOPLE

United People uses Apple E-macs as video kiosks and local DSL services to connect to an Oracle database and Benetton's web servers. Users put themselves online, look at the faces already in the database and send messages to anyone that appeals to them. The system can be used to flirt, play, show off, or simply send messages to friends. United People is currently installed in Benetton stores in Hong Kong, Rome and Birmingham and will be extended to Barcelona, Moscow and London in the next 2 months. Already Benetton are taking advantage of the system to run local marketing initiatives like the highly popular 'Are You the Face of Birmingham?' promotion which ran in the Birmingham Bull Ring store between September and December 2003. One Birmingham 'face' will be selected to be photographed as a Benetton model in February 2004.

United People augments the space of the Benetton megastore with a virtual network which mirrors the global retail network and in which the global customer can insert his or her message. It gives a voice, and a face, to the client. It reverses the usual flow of communcation, whereby the corporation speaks and the consumer listens. It's also a lot of fun. You never know, it might just catch on.

excerpt taken from
http://www.nmk.co.uk/article/2004/02/11/art-and-retail








UNITED PEOPLE

January 6, 2003

ODD ONE OUT

An odd one out game made for the 2398gr CD ROM published by Benetton.



Original Odd One Out

This was also used in a Benetton promotion and has been updated, since my departure, for use on Benettonplay with the lovely added functionality of being able to add your own pairs.

New Odd One Out