Pleased to be working close to home as consultants on the media and interactive experiences for the new V&A Museum Dundee. This is the first V&A outside of London and will be Scotland’s first dedicated design museum.
A remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site, New Lanark is built by industrialist David Dale in 1786 as a model village for mill workers that became a symbol of utopian socialism. We are consulting on two major new projects with the site: a large scale outdoor video-mapping event using the full façade of the village and a permanent immersive video installation using ultra high resolution scan data.
It’s now three years since we created all the media and exhibits for the McAfee Cybersecurity Gallery at the historic Bletchley Park, home of the Codebreakers. McAfee are now part of Intel so we’ve had an opportunity to revisit and update some of our interactives. The gallery is scheduled to re-open this spring.
A key part of our studio practice is 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 2017 sees the launch of ISO’s dedicated R&D facility ‘ISO IdeaSpace’. A dedicated team will be working on a slate of projects with some key industry partners to explore, define and launch new services and applications. Watch this space.
We are looking forward to returning to Dublin this year to work with RAA on the new James Joyce Experience at the Ulysses Centre, which will transform Newman House at St Stephen’s Green to a landmark destination celebrating the work of one of Ireland’s most revered writers. Joyce spent some of his formative years at Newman House as a student and it features prominently in one of his classic works, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
New digital strategy and online web platforms for our friends at MHOR, one of the most innovative food, accommodation and events groups in Scotland. Consisting of the beautiful Monacycle MHOR hotel, MHOR 84 Motel, MHOR Fish, MHOR Bread and home of the annual MHOR Fest on the banks of Loch Voil we’ll be working with the team there to redefine how they connect and communicate with their audience and customers.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has partnered with China Merchants Group to open a new design museum in Shezhen, Southern China. We are working with the curators on a new interactive installation centred around the value of design. Using mobile devices and large video walls integrated with WeChat, the world’s most popular app, visitors will be able to reveal their personal design values and help us build a crowd sourced vision of what consumers will want from designers and their products of tomorrow.
Innovative media channel and virtual learning environment we are co-designing with the UWS Creative Media Academy, which focuses on the development of collaborative projects incorporating creativity, technology and enterprise. The first two editions featured the Nuclear plant at Hunterston B and an interactive audio exploration of the River Ayr and have been released as a beta launch with edition 3, a 360 degree immersive documentary complete and launching soon.
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.