Commissioned to work on the new Visitor Experience for the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Cheshire. A UNESCO World Heritage it is the home to a number of radio telescopes including the worlds third largest the Lovell Telescope. We will be supplying a suite of 10 AV installations across film, interactives and a series of motion comics that tell the story of the scientific and cultural impact of the work at the site.
The Hunterian Museum will be a new building designed by award winning architects Hawkins Brown, erected behind the original 1837 Grade II*, Charles Barry range of the Royal College of Surgeons. The Museum will become one of the leading centres of surgical heritage in the world and is due to open in late 2022. We’ll be producing all the media exhibits for the new galleries.
Revisiting the SABIC Home of Innovation – a state of the art product showcase we developed with our friends at H&K Strategies, London for one of the largest companies in the Gulf. The Home of Innovation is a real world architectural scheme that uses smart technology, products and materials to offer a vision of sustainable future for home building in the region. We created the original presentation software and content to present future visions, climate analytics and stories to global visitors. Now developing a new Augmented Reality layer that will present virtual products alongside the physical to guests and allow them to bookmark content and personalize their tour.
New commission confirmed exploring art, fashion and how ‘digital twins’ and real time design tools can be used to create virtual environments.
Dressing Above Your Station, curated by Beca Lipscombe and Mairi MacKenzie, examines the role of fashion in the work, aspirations and cultural identity of the Scottish painter, Steven Campbell (1953–2007). Produced by Panel and hosted by Tramway, will take the form of a virtual exhibition designed by ISO with Rob Kennedy, including presentation through an ‘exhibition space’ on desktop, and a physical outdoor projection.
Funded by Creative Scotland and supported by Glasgow Life.
The new development at 40 Leadenhall Street, sandwiched between “The Gerkin” and “The Walkie-Talkie” in the City of London’s Financial District carries its own nickname of “Gotham City” due to its design recalling classic North American skyscrapers of the early 20th Century. We are working with MAKE Architects and SYSCO on developing dramatic large scale media surfaces to embed digital art in the core public spaces.
StoryTrails is the UK’s largest ever Immersive storytelling project. 2 years in production its travelling acrosss the UK in summer 2022, to 15 different towns and cities from Northern Ireland, through Scotland, the North of England, Wales before arriving in London for its final residency at the BFI iMAX in London. Showcasing hundreds of local stories and hidden histories using exciting new interactive technologies, including AR, VR, 3D scanning and immersive cinema. Post tour we are creating a legacy website, where all 15 films and over 400 3D scanned dioramas can be accessed and a VR experience distributed to all BFI cinemas and selected UK libraries with Meta. Produced in partnership with StoryFutures Academy.
An exciting project delivering in Summer 2023 is a new ‘frameless’ media experience created for Trinity Dublin, whilst the main visitor experience is undergoing a re-design. Working with our friends at Event we will be filling a giant cube they are dropping into the gardens on St Stephen’s Green, where we use video mapped environments to tell the stories of the Book of Kells and the contents of the legendary Long Room.
A new visitor attraction built within the original buildings of the old Carlsberg Brewery, that aims to bring to life the history, science and arts activities that underpin the distinctive Danish philosphy of the brand. We’ll be creting a wide range of interactives, reactive spaces, virtual films and digital bookmarking tools for guests.
Situated on Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong’s new cultural quarter, and designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, M+ will be one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world. We’re working on the MEDIATEQUE, which will launch with a collection of over 200 original works of video and media art. The space will be designed around viewing booths aimed at solo or smaller group experiences with a user interface that will encourage different audience groups to browse and discover new and unexpected artworks.
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 countries most iconic buildings across a 16 projector mapped architectural space. 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 are lead AV designers on this huge remodelling project and will be delivering almost 40 new exhibits including 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!
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