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Kudos Lab fuses data, typography, motion, and interaction to create one-of-a-kind experiences. We love spontaneous collaborations that explore interactive narratives.

Audience selects an interview to watch by speaking to the microphone.
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Interview subjects are displayed in a grid.
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A microphone with "Let's Talk" label is passed along from one audience to another.
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Triangular bench to encourage a communal experience.
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Entrance to installation space
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Audience are photographed before entering the space.
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Skin patches is automatically uploaded within 5 seconds of photographing.
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Data wall displays the skin color wheel, live tweets, and website analytics.
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The website is optimized for mobile access with vertical videos.

Intersection of I

Tribeca Film Festival | Storyscapes
Interactive investigations into how Americans who identify as white, or partially white, experience their race. Audience members interact with interview subjects by talking through a wireless mic. More

Created in collaboration with filmmaker, Whitney Dow, this second installment of the Whiteness Project took form as a week-long interactive installation at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York. The triangular space, which creates a communal space for participating audience, is designed by LOT-EK. The projections and audio system are designed by Arup.

We used flickr to photograph audience members as they enter the space. Within seconds their skin patches are added to a color wheel, arranged from dark to light, questioning the perceived color of their skin and the public perception of racial identity. Live tweets and analytics data of the live website visitors are displayed next to the color wheel.

The audience can use the provided mic to activate interviews by calling out the name of a person displayed on the grid. We used google voice recognition to trigger the conversation between the audience and the observer.

Read full article on GDUSA.

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Installation includes a projection and LCD screen sitting on a pedestal.
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Winners are pinned with circular flags on the world map.
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Hand gesture instructions.
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The more winners visible on the map the smaller they are represented.
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As user zooms into geographic regions, specific winners are highlighted.
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User can read the full information from a single winner when zoomed really close.
Collaborators

TDC Global

Type Directors Club
Geographic visualization of TDC winners, controlled by hand gestures. Prototyped for the New York TDC exhibition on view July 18 – August 10, 2017. More

Every year the Type Directos Club exhibits the winners of its cornerstone communication design and typeface design competition. In 2016, the competition amassed 2,000 submissions from 58 countries resulting in 215 chosen winners showing typographic excellence in various mediums.

#TDCglobal is an interactive installation that shows the location of winning contributors from around the world. By using hand gestures (think Minority Report), you can visualize winning entries from any geographic regions and learn about the concepts behind each work.

We used google maps and javascript to pin-point all winners in their geographic regions. Hand gestures are detected by LEAP Motion sensor, allowing the user to pan and zoom the map without touching the screen. A large projection displays the actual design work of winners that are visible on the map. When only a single winner is visible on the map, the projection displays detailed information.

Special thanks to Brian R. Jackson and Saori Tahara.

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Highlights from the demo
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Workshops using jumbo lego blocks.
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Toolkit with handbook and board game.

What is FAR?

Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Virtual lego blocks that teaches you the concept of Floor Area Ration (FAR) within the context of zoning and urban development. More

An online interactive tool to help community members get a grip on the concept of Floor Area Ratio. What Is FAR? lets you manipulate virtual blocks as it takes you step-by-step through the process of how Floor Area Ratio controls the size and shape of your building. After you understand how the rules of zoning work, you can use the Neighborhood Tool to see how these rules can shape a whole neighborhood, and how your neighborhood might change if the city changes the zoning rules.

We used javascript to create a step-by-step lego block interface that allows participants to learn about FAR as they play.

Developed to compliment CUP’s What Is Zoning? toolkit as part of the Envisioning Development Toolkits, a series of teaching tools that foster conversations about land use and urban development.

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