Skeptic


The Skeptics had an important meeting this morning. And then an important Facetime meeting. And then we were tired. 

The Skeptics had an important meeting this morning. And then an important Facetime meeting. And then we were tired. 

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
Brian Lucid: Vote for DMI sessions at SXSW EDU! →

brianlucid:

Hi All,

Many in the DMI community have submitted panel proposals for SXSW Edu this year, and we need your help to get there! The programming for SXSW Edu, a smaller conference which takes place before the full SXSW festival, is selected via a voting process. Please vote for one or all of the…

— 11 months ago with 10 notes

johnhowrey:

Palace Resorts Times Square Ad by Skeptic

— 11 months ago with 3 notes

Together Boston, an electronic music and technology festival, asked Skeptic to design and install a visual element to be the focal point of Together’s main stage, The Middle East Downstairs.

Skeptic used industrial lighting diffusers commonly found in office drop-ceilings, 300 LEDs, and an Arduino micro-controller to create an 8’ x 12’ audio-reactive display that was mounted on the ceiling over the dance floor.

Skeptic’s goal was to shift the focus from the DJ to the dance floor, reminding the crowd that they are an integral part of the performance.

http://skeptic.al

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#together  #Boston  #audio reactive  #LED  #dj 

The Prometheus Clock provides users with the experience of being inside the head of Prometheus, the Greek god of fire. Bearing a constant mental stream of man’s experiences affected Prometheus, a titan, to the extent that he empathized more with humanity rather than his own kind. The Prometheus Clock compiles the latest content added to YouTube in real time, creating a visual barometer of human experience. Each cell on the geodesic dome represents one human experience, but together create a moment-to-moment snapshot of life on planet Earth.

The 14 ft geodesic dome was constructed from steel tubing, and projection scrim. Below the dome sits a projector attached to a computer running a custom built OpenFrameworks application. We used MadMapper to isolate each video to each cell of the dome.

The Prometheus Clock was on display in April 2012 at the Fresh Media art exhibit in Boston, the MFA Thesis show at MassArt in May 2012, The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA in 2012, the Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State College, and The Fourth Wall Gallery in Boston, MA in 2013.

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#Projection Mapping  #geodesic  #dome  #youtube  #video  #sculpture  #fourth wall  #gallery  #art  #massart 

We figured when three, count em, three Skeptics were accepted to speak at SXSW Interactive 2013, we ought to pack up the office and move it down to Austin for a week of network inflation, intellectual stimulation, and libation consumption. After following us on Twitter and hearing a few stories upon our return, many friends at Skeptic asked us for a full report — and here it is. Without further ado, this is SXSKEPTIC.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#sxsw  #design  #skeptic  #interactive  #tacos 

Top notch DJ’s, superb cocktails, and a line out the door every week-end—all that was missing was something to help the minimalist decor pop. So when we were invited to install a piece of our choosing at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, MA for the parent company’s holiday party, we jumped at the opportunity. We were so enthusiastic about it, in fact, that we soon found ourselves in a mini-assembly line, scoring, folding, and gluing 180 vellum pyramids.

Controlled by an Arduino board, the 180 addressable LED’s feature pre-programmed animations that change slightly based on the reading from the piezo-electric sensor we attached to the house subwoofers.

The product was an immediate hit: after only a short time pulsing and flowing to the music the client was ready to make it permanent.

So if you’re out in Cambridge and in the mood for a tasty drink, swing by Middlesex and let us know what you think.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#LED  #installation  #middlesex  #cambridge  #design  #arduino 

conceptualjoinery:

Right after my talk at South by Southwest Interactive, I was interviewed by Bande Apart ( http://www.bandeapart.fm/#/ ) from the CBC. It was a blast. Great guys doing really cool stuff. Props to Yuani and his crew. 

Go, ZK, go!

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#sxsw  #dmi  #massart  #dj  #music  #big data 
Anyone else running the Brooks Running SXSW Cowboy run tomorrow? Be sure to catch Gabi bringing up the rear…

Anyone else running the Brooks Running SXSW Cowboy run tomorrow? Be sure to catch Gabi bringing up the rear…

— 1 year ago
#sxsw  #brooks  #running