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A Good American data visualisation, by Up^

Design studio Up^ has created motion graphics for a new documentary film, A Good American. The film is about previous U.S. codebreaker Bill Binney, and the studio was tasked with “visually and emotively representing” the intelligence tool he created called ThinThread, says Up^. Up^ created CGIs, motion graphics and data visualisation for the film, as […]

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Solo, by Uniform

Uniform has designed an “emotional radio” which uses artificial intelligence principals to recognise a listener’s emotions and play mood-influenced radio. A facial recognition feature can recognise the nuances of people’s expressions and react accordingly, says Uniform. It links up with Spotify algorithms and can broadly categorise happiness, sadness and anger. It’s being demonstrated around London […]

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Foil installation, by Layer and Braun

Foil is one of many installations on show at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum this month, part of this year’s London Design Festival (LDF). In association with Braun, the huge, rotating sculpture of metal panels aims to replicate the blades of an electric shaver, and creates an immersive experience around the gallery as it […]

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RIBA Regent Street Windows, by various

Retail stores on London’s Regent Street have teamed up with RIBA Chartered Architects to create a series of display windows featuring an architectural twist. The participating teams include Liberty and Architecture Social Club, Uniqlo and Projects Office and Armani Exchange with Matheson Whiteley. The installations will be on display until 25 September.

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London Design Fair installation, by Kit Miles and Moooi Carpets

Kit Miles and Moooi Carpets have designed the entrance to the foyer of the London Design Fair, featuring a 150m2 carpet. According to the designers, the design is based on the “interplay of shadows and light”, and inspired by both Mediterranean and London architecture. London Design Fair runs from 22-25 September.

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Hidden Cities Rio documentary, by various

Adam&eveDDB has teamed up with the Financial Times (FT) and Google to create a VR documentary about Rio’s favelas, timed to coincide with the 2016 Olympics. Hidden Cities Rio is the next stage of the Hidden Cities collaboration, following recent launches in London and Brussels. The VR documentary, created by Visualise, looks at the physical […]

Ron Arad's Curtain Call

Curtain Call installation, by Ron Arad

Ron Arad has created 360-degree immersive installation for the Roundhouse in London, as part of the venue’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Curtain Call sees the Roundhouse’s circular main space filled with a floor-to-ceiling curtain made from 600 silicon rods. The curtain is designed to be a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. The installation […]

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Emoji Wallpaper, by Murals Wallpaper

Perhaps the ultimate expression of online meets offline. We’re not entirely sure if the world is ready for emoji wallpaper but it’s big on kitsch impact and it’s rather fun. Kids’ bedroom versions have been made, as well as an assorted version and a foody one – presumably for the gourmande who doesn’t take themselves too […]

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Mondegreen short film, by Found Studio

Mondegreen from Found on Vimeo. Found Studio’s latest research and development project is a computer generated short film called Mondegreen, which is set in a surreal museum of mishearing. Made in collaboration with Argentinian motion designer Esteban Diácono, it features a series of kinetic sculptures. All of the various sculptures represent different words that sound like […]

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Magic Carpets, by Miguel Chevalier

Miguel Chevalier has created a giant “carpet of light” virtual reality installation at the Milton Keynes International Festival 2016. The installation – inspired by the shapes associated with the cityscape and other sources such as a digital universe – comprises various “multi-coloured graphic scenes”. Using sensors, the patterns in the scenes mix together, divide and […]

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The Future’s Unfolding, by various

Uniform and The Beautiful Meme have collaborated with Greenwich Peninsula to create a virtual reality animation of a CGI cityscape, which presents a dream-like vision of the future of the peninsula. The immersive animation, called The Future’s Unfolding, was born from the interactive Paperworld concept that Uniform and Made Thought created for the development’s website […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07:  'Thought of Train of Thought, 2016' by Royal Academician Ron Arad is unveiled at St Pancras International station on July 7, 2016 in London, England.  The peice has been commissioned for Terrace Wires, co-presented by HS1 Ltd. and the Royal Academy of Arts.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Terrace Wires)

Thought of Train of Thought, by Ron Arad

Ron Arad has revealed his Thought of Train of Thought installation at St Pancras International station in London, as part of a four-year partnership between HS1 Ltd and the Royal Academy for the station’s public sculpture series, Terrace Wires. Thought of Train of Thought is made up of an 18m aluminium twisted blade that rotates […]

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