Britain’s most famous battleship the Victory is undergoing major restoration in its drydock in Plymouth and we are working with the curatorial team and exhibition designers Haley Sharpe on revamping the media exhibits in the accompanying Museum. At the heart is a new immersive film at over 50 feet wide that tells the ship’s history created from live action, CGI animation, motion graphics and spacial sound which is now in production.
Developing an exciting new location-based dining experience in London with WONDERLAND, a team comprising members previously at Disney and Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant group. Partnering with Warner DC, ‘Park Row’ is a imagining of Gotham as a truly immersive experience across specially designed theatrical spaces, performance areas and restaurant areas.
Originally commissioned for the Sonica Festival our site specific XR work ‘7 Sirens’ has been accepted to this years SXSW where we will be part of Kaleidoscope’s selected exhibition ‘ Virtual Noise’ exhibiting alongside some of the world’s leading VR artists and musicians. We are part of a pitching panel seeking investment to further develop the technical approach we pioneered where we capture high resolution physical spaces and incorporate them into a bespoke interactive 3D sound environment.
isoLABS are partnering with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their end of year Opera ‘Dialogues des Carmélites’. We are investing methods of capturing the and presenting the creative process of the students and their tutors. Incorporating design models, production drawings, costume sketches and fittings we’ll be exploring the use of photogrammetry to capture 3D objects and make them available on an interactive platform.
The Box is Plymouth’s new £46 million cultural destination bringing together six national collections all housed in a bold new extension to the original Edwardian building. Our work ranges from fly on the wall documentaries, 3D animations, games, hybrid physical/digital exhibits and large scale multiuser interactives; all managed via our bespoke content management system isoCAPS.
We’re working on an exciting new commission for the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York. Currently undergoing a multi-billion dollar restoration we are designing an immersive motion gallery which uses the Waldorf’s incredible in-house archive to celebrate some of the defining moments of the hotel’s history and how it helped shape Manhattan. Our room will be one of a series of suites designed by leading international designers.
OAAM is a spectacular new Museum being built in Oman by COX Architects, approximately 2 hours from Muscat. Working with our friends at EVENT we are creating a series of installations and interactive exhibits that explore the Architecture, Visual Arts and Crafts of the Omani people. The centrepiece is a large scale videomapped gallery where we will be presenting 5 of the Omans most iconic buildings. This will be supplemented by a series of interactives using hand tracking, motion control and augmented reality to allow visitors to create digital artworks of their own.
We’re very excited to be working for Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry to re-imagine and refresh of one of their iconic exhibits – Pioneer Zephyr, the world’s first high speed streamlined train. A sequence of panoramic films and interactive media will combine archive material, 3D and 2D animation and immersive sound to help visitors rediscover the magic and ingenuity of the iconic ‘Silver Streak’.
Due to open in Spring 2021 we are creating all the large media installations for Glasgow’s Burrell Collection. Undergoing a massive refurbishment the new scheme will unlock over 40% more exhibition space and give visitors an insight into not just the bulk of the collection usually kept in store but also the work of the conservators, curators and staff at the Museum. Also collaborating with Joachim King studio on designing bespoke furniture that incorporates our interactive exhibits… make the digital physical!
Excited to be working with Scotland’s leading gin producer The Botanist on a series of exploratory projects around how they present their story via film, interaction and CGI visualisation. The Botanist uses 22 hand foraged local botanicals from its home island of Islay in the Outer Hebrides and the new work looks for innovative new ways of visualising this – and the international foraging and conservation networks they are building.
Destroyed during the Iraqi invasion prior to the first Gulf War, the Al Salam Palace is being renovated with a highly ambitious technical and media scheme to bring back the history of the royal palace and reflect its story and that of the Kuwaiti people. We are working with our pals at Studio MB on over 90 media installations utilising the full bag of tricks to create caves, motion sensing environments, 360 degree filming, live action, historic reconstructions, generative and holographic displays. Over three years in production our work within the Palace will be open to the public in 2020.
Sat on the edge of the world’s second largest oil field is the HQ for Kuwait’s largest company KNPC. We’re designing the digital content for a new visitor centre for the lobby of the building creating a series of interactive rooms that use innovative media experiences ranging from massive LED video ribbons, projection globes, motion tracking rooms and large communal games for guests, VIPs, school groups and industry experts.
A key part of our studio practice is research and exploring new technologies, working methods and innovative ways of defining media and interaction design. That can be a challenge when in the midst of fast-moving live projects, so late last year we launched ISO’s dedicated R&D facility ‘isoLabs’. Here we have a creative technology research team working on a slate of projects with cultural and commercial partners, artists and performers and academia to explore audience behaviours and the creative opportunities in immersive technologies. Clients to date include National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire, Aproxima, Sonica Festival, Glasgow Life, Media Academy at University West of Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow University, Innovate UK and artists the Butler Brothers, and Rachel MacLean. Projects visible at isoLABS.io