The Best in Experiential Tech – July 2019
In this periodic round-up, we shine a spotlight on the latest ways technology is being woven into world-class experience design. Check out the latest inspirational, educational, and full-of-wonder uses of emerging technologies in live events.
Featured in the entry of The Barbacan Centre’s “AI: More Than Human” exhibition, the “Future You” installation enabled visitors to generate an abstract, interactive version of themselves in front of several large LED panels. The installation was intended to give visitors an idea of what a synthetic version of themselves might look like and how it might behave.
Core technologies: Skeletal tracking, real time graphics
This is the Internet
Chicago-based creative technology firm Leviathan created a digital installation inside the executive briefing center of global telecommunications company. The LED sculpture uses gorgeous visualizations to bring data points to life and tell an abstract story of the Internet.
Core technology: Data visualization
Anaplan Immersive Tunnel
We have to pat ourselves on the back for this one: SF-based technology company Anaplan reached out to The XD Agency for help creating a “wow moment” at the company’s annual customer conference. We designed and produced an interactive tunnel that acted as a magical transition space between the expo hall and general session. The tunnel was designed to bring their theme of “acceleration” to life and put attendees into a state of wonder as they entered the general session.
Core technologies: Intel RealSense, LED mesh
Thorne: The Frontier Within
Health supplements company Thorne staged a pop-up in a gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, designed to give visitors a unique look at and appreciation for what goes on inside of their bodies. Visitors strapped on several sensing devices and a haptic backpack that captured biometric data like their heart and breath rate. That data was then extrapolated that data into jaw dropping visualizations in real time on a giant screen in front of them.
Core technologies: Biometric tracking, data visualization