The Dark Side of Japan


  Creative production studio abstract:groove have put together a gorgeous looking promo for Yamaha, exploring The Dark Side of Japan. Through films we’ve all seen that underworld of tattooed yakuza, kanji written in neon lights, and street noodles.  If you’ve ever been to Japan … Continue reading

EIDOS: Augmenting Your Senses


Eidos began as a question:  How can we use technology to add value to the human body and extend human experience? The team that answered that question were Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim and Yuta Sugawara from the … Continue reading

Following the Rules at DONOTTOUCH.ORG

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There’s an interesting social experiment happening over at Studio Moniker. It’s called DONOTTOUCH.ORG, and it is an interactive music video for Light Light where all your cursor actions are being recording and overlaid with other participants. So, how well do you follow instructions? … Continue reading

WASTE with Damian Groves

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THE MONSTERS ARE AMONG US.  In your home, drinking your tap water, consuming your electricity, and munching on last week’s pizza in the fridge.   Or are we the monsters – was the other way around- or maybe I’m just a … Continue reading

30 FLIGHTS OF LOVING: A Non-Exclusive Interview with the Digital Ghost of Brendon Chung


  If you haven’t played 30 Flights Of Loving, download it now its on Steam for Mac and PC, so you probably don’t have an excuse.  Yes it’s short (about 15 minutes), but yes it’s worth it.  Brendon Chung creator … Continue reading

ok glass, let’s see what you got

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  When it comes to Google Glass, there must be an opinion article to cover just about every extremist position possible.  A lot of the blogosphere seems to be confusing fantasy with reality, and generally misinforming the public on what … Continue reading



Imagine an open-source console, not an open-source game or program, but an actual TV video game console (though techies could surely pull off something similar with a pc) that went mainstream. A cheap, reliable piece of hardware that runs on … Continue reading

Comparing The First TV Commercials By Facebook, Twitter, And Google


Now that these three tech titans have all made a TV Commercial, let’s compare them! All of these commercials are targeted at first-time users, so we’re going to try and watch and react to them from that point of view. … Continue reading

From Coding To Stories


What can you expect when going to a Transmedia event? If you answered a lot of smart people in a room talking about the future of storytelling and the tools that will take us there, then you’d be spot on. … Continue reading

XOXO: A Few Meaningful Experiences

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I had walked all over Southeast Portland, and my lower back ached. Yet there I was, heading towards Ground Kontrol, a heaven of arcade games (Think Super Mario, Double Dragon, Street Fighter, and a hot mess of pinball variations), where … Continue reading