Philips Presents Obsessed With Sound: The Unheard Heroes

My first project at Stinkdigital was also the most technically challenging I’ve ever been briefed on to date. Essentially, the brief was to create a full-screen audio/video mixer featuring approximately 50 audio channels and two HD quality video streams, all of which must be synchronised. If that wasn’t enough, each audio channel should also simultaneously display its current pitch and when clicked on should display it’s individual musical score in it’s entirity. Oh, and to avoid the use of a streaming server if possible!

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Diesel Island FW11

Diesel Island FW11 is an interactive video showcase of the clothing Diesel would like you to be wearing as the year draws to a close.

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Hugo Just Different – Kino

Kino for Hugo Just Different is all about seeing things differently. An interactive film directed by Marco Brambilla allows people to explore five different scenes through the shades of Theatrical, Performance and Story, simply by tilting their heads from side to side. The webcam monitors the tilt position of the head, which in turn invokes seamless transitions from one intricately gorgeous environment to another.

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CompareTheMeerkat.com – Meerkovo

Everyone’s favourite Meerkat, Aleksandr Orlov, is back and this time he’s with a bunch of his friends – the whole village of Meerkovo, in fact. Meerkovo.com allows fans to engage and interact with one of the richest back stories in recent UK advertising.

Aleksandr's Mansion

Aleksandr welcomes you to his Mansion. Feel free to explore all of his meerkat oddities via the comfort of your own komputamabob. Simples!

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New AIR for Android mobile app

When Adobe were preaching about seamless deployment across devices, they weren’t telling porky pies. Presenting CrossTweet for Android:

Part of the motivation behind building CrossTweet was the upcoming release of Adobe AIR for Android. A key goal was to provide seamless deployment across web and mobile by employing interaction techniques ubiquitous to mouse and touchscreen input. Which is why if you’ve seen CrossTweet on the web already, you may have noticed that the prev/next navigation had been inspired by the “drag to reload” functionality of twitter and other apps on the iPhone.

Point your phone’s QR code reader at the lovely pattern below, and give the app a test drive.

For insight and tips on how this was built, see my Tips for building AIR for Android Mobile Apps post.

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CrossTweet: Where digital and everyday life intersect

During my last few days working at Blue Barracuda, I managed to find a little R&D time. The result of which has been an experimental interactive data visualisation piece known as CrossTweet.

CrossTweet

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The Girl Who Played With Fire

I’ve got Facebook games coming out of my ears right about now! This one is to accompany the new movie ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’ – out in cinemas later this month.

Play: The Girl Who Played With Fire

Ooh! Looks like I got one right =)

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Pizza Hut – Hungry For ‘A-Team’ Action

Hot on the heels of ‘Pass It Around Pizza’ comes ‘Hungry For Action’; the second social game for Pizza Hut UK. Supporting the release of the new A-Team movie, the premise is simple; smack the living daylights out of as many soldiers as possible.

We were originally going to create a brash tank-based game, until we realised that'd probably turn more women (being a large wedge of our target demographic) off than John McCririck's sweaty wackers on a humid summer's evening.

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Wagamama Keepy-Uppy

In the spirit of the World Cup 2010, Wagamama wanted to challenge their loyal fans, old and new, to a classic game of football keepy-uppy — but not without a twist.

Hit it, spin it, whack it against the wall — most importantly, keep it up!*

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Pass It Around Pizza

UPDATE: Read my “Pass It Around Pizza” article on the Blue Barracuda blog. Aimed at marketers, it looks at the benefits of using in-game incentives/virtual gifts and rewards in conjunction with the Facebook Platform.

I’ve been getting to know Facebook Connect and the AS3 API over the past few weeks, and finally I’ve been able to put what I’ve learnt into practice by creating a game for Pizza Hut UK.

Pass the ball as many times as you can in 45 seconds!

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TGI Friday’s Cocktails

I’ve just completed a new site to promote Cocktails at TGI Friday’s. The idea is to let customers experience the essence of their cocktails, rather than simply reading a tabular listing of thumbnails & text.

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Connected to British Film and TV

My first major project at Blue Barracuda has gone live. Connected To British Film and TV is intended to increase people’s appreciation for the British Film and Television scene, ultimately in the hope that people will realise the error of their ways (and in future watch via legal means). It’s from the same folks who brought us those “You Wouldn’t Steal a Handbag” ads, but now instead of making people feel like criminals, the strategy is to incite national pride.

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Adopt an emoticon aka “Adopticon”

It’s been just over 9 years, but I figured it was time to breathe new life into an old project. What is now known as “adopticon” started life as the “emoticon generator”. It was an experiemntal pet project created for typographic56 magazine at my very first digital advertising job at Deepend way back in 2000.

adopticon - donate a little emotion

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