PORTALS is a new interactive project by artist Lucas Chih-Peng Kao and TRAMWAY, Glasgow. It presents Lucas’ new 360 films within an online experience that uses TRAMWAY’s spaces as a dynamic, sculptural interface.
The virtual space is based on ‘Tramway XR’, a digital model we created from laser scans and 3D modelling of the building. This is the third digital exhibition we have prototyped, following Glasgow International and “Dressing Above Your Station” with PANEL. All aim to make artists’ work accessible to new audiences.
Permanent full time positions available for Mo Graf Generalists. Mid- to Senior- level post (3 years + experience) to work with the team out of our Glasgow studio.
We do offer flexible and hybrid working but you will need to be able to attend regular creative and presentation sessions in the studio. Immediate start available.
Full details available on the Opportunities page.
We also welcome FREELANCE / remote applicants on a project-by-project basis.
Closing the Storytrails UK tour with our final residency at the fantastic BFI iMAX by Waterloo in London. 23 Sept to 2nd October. Free to enter come in and meet the team and you experience the AR trail, VR installations and of course our imeersive cinema. We’ve created a ‘megamix;’ of some of our favourite sequences fro the 15 films and all the interactive 3D dioramaas – over 400 stories – will be accessible on iPads. Next up is the films going live on the BFI Player, a new legacy web platform and a VR version supported by our partners at Meta.
What a pleasure it was to welcome the BBC Click team to our studio to talk about StoryTrails.
Giving them a glimpse into the making of the project, we showed how easy and accessible three-dimensional capture has become by creating a 3D scan of presenter Laura Goodwin within minutes. Heres Laura and her mini-me AR version.
The full episode ‘Tech for Travel’ is now available on BBC iPlayer, and featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News and internationally on BBC World Service. <Link here also>
Now open – the spectacular new exhibition at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, home of the Lovell Space Telescope.
We worked closely with exhibition designers Casson Mann, the First Light Exhibition will bring to life the Jodrell Bank story.
Unearth inspirational stories of Jodrell Bank’s pioneering scientists in our new permanent exhibition and explore the depths of space in an immersive planetarium experience. Audiences are able to see fascinating archive materials brought together for the first time including audio, film, diaries, letters, plans and photographs, in innovative digitial displays and projections.
The exhibition fabric is made from the skin of the Lovell Telescope, bringing visitors into direct contact with the authentic metal dish which has ‘listened’ to the heavens and been touched by cosmic rays and ‘space dust.’
Thank-you to ShowStudio for an great review of Dressing Above Your Station. The project has gathered some amazing press, across the worlds of the visual arts, fashion, design and culture.
The ShowStudio Amy LeFay feature is here.
And a selection of other articles can be accessed at these links:
Various Artists / Philomena Epps interview Mairi and Beca / Link
Wallpaper / Tilly MacAllister-Smith preview / Link
The Herald / Teddy Jameison interviews Carol Campbell / Link
Artlyst / Clare Henry review / Link
Park Row is the cover star of this months AV MAGAZINE – the industry leading publication for Commercial Immersive Technology.
Features an in-depth interview with MD James, our hardware partners at SYSCO and some great photos of the different spaces that make up the Park Row experience including the centrepiece video-mapped dining room.
Next stage updates already in the planning.
Roskilde 6 is famous for being the largest Viking warship ever discovered. Excavated alongside ten other warships on the banks of Roskilde fjord in the 1990s, only 20% of the original ship remains. But more than 1,000 years ago, when the Vikings ruled the waves, Roskilde 6 was the pinnacle of seafaring technology. Seeing its sails appear on the horizon struck terror into people. The ship would be carrying a small army of Viking men, hungry for glory, armed and ready to raid.
Now, Roskilde 6 is the centrepiece of the Vikings exhibition at the National Museum of Denmark. It sits as the dividing line between two parts of the exhibition. On the one side, an unparalleled collection of artefacts is placed in context alongside the most recent research. On the other side, a breathtaking film brings a Viking raid to life.
In just 12 months, from competition to opening, we developed the interactives and media for the exhibition designers EVENT, which breathes new life into the story of the Vikings in Denmark.
We are looking forward to attending the CreativeTech Scotland Gathering, this Friday 25th March, at Codebase Edinburgh.
ISO’s R&D unit isoLABS will demonstrate a range of recent prototypes exploring the digital capture of artworks, fashion and architecture that explore new modes of audience engagement and how digital twins can extend exhibition design.
ISODESIGN Partner, Damien Smith, will also be speaking on the “What’s Happening In Creative Tech In Scotland” panel, alongside pals from AXIS and Bright Side Studios.
Tickets are still available both in person and to join online at https://ctsg.scot
23rd February – Online.
Damien and Verena speaking at the Can Do Conference on ‘Will Technology transform the Arts’. We’ll be sharing reflections on how technology-led innovation can help develop new ideas around content and media production, alongsidefilm design studio Painting Practice.
In the words of the organisers “Through our award-winning event series, Art of Possible, a feeder series for Scotland’s national innovation event, CAN DO Innovation Summit, we bring together an eclectic community of innovators, creatives, academics, policy experts and entrepreneurs to explore how unexpected tech collaborations can bring about new ideas and innovations to tackle challenges we are facing in industry and society.
We’ll be attending SXSW this year as members of the Audience of the Future delegation to share UK work with an international audience and check out what cool stuff they’ve been working on! Our Head of R&D Verena will be following up on her pre-pandemic trip to Shanghai with ther recipients of Audience of the future funding. We’ll also get a chance to share a sneak peek of our StoryTrails project, developed in partnership with StoryFutures Academy, the BFI, Nexus and technical partners Niantic and Sketchfab. Breakfast burritos aat the ready!
Opportunities to ‘reset’ your career with some great Scottish Animation, Games and VFX studios. Long form internships with support and training. ISO are sponsoring a post in Business development / digital comms if you fancy a change of scenery.
From our friends at TRC Media “25yrs+, unemployed and skills in areas such as admin, project management, IT, accounting and marketing? Apply for RESET, our training and internship programme for Scotland’s vibrant and dynamic Animation, VFX and Games industries now.
Internships available with: Keelworks, Edinburgh; Fix FX, Glasgow; Tag Games, Dundee; Wild Child, Stirling; Blazing Griffin, Glasgow; Revenant, Glasgow; Freakworks, Edinburgh; Illuminated Films, Wojtek Animation, Edinburgh; Interference Pattern, Edinburgh; and ISODESIGN, Glasgow.
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Best of luck to the team at Blazing Griffin in the Scottish BAFTAS this weekend where their release of “Murder Mystery Machine” has been nominated for BEST GAME. One of the launch games for Apple Arcade, MMM is based on a procedural Police drama across 8 episodes.
We worked with the BG team to create the opening titles which evolved as individual intro sequences for each episode. These were created within the realtime games engine, with the original characters and environments and we used virtual cameras to stage and output the final scenes as dramatic openers, as with a TV series. And if you spot the clues you get a lead on who the Murderer is!
Sat November 13th 5pm – 10pm.
The Glasgow premiere of ‘SUBSCAN’ – the Unique Lidar 3D Scanned Film of the @subclub87 we created, soundtracked by JG Wilkes ( @optimoespacio ) commissioned by the @vadundee as part of the ‘Night Fever : Designing Club Culture’ exhibition.
Presented at the Sub Club’s open rooftop party space at the Old Schoolhouse in partnership with Ballantines. DM us for tickets.
As part of the Storytrails Collective we are one of the 10 projects commissioned for UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, which aims to bring people together and reach millions through free, large-scale immersive installations and accessible digital experiences in the UK’s most ambitious showcase of creative collaboration, going live across the country in Summer 2022.
At the heart of StoryTrails will be the recruitment of the next generation of UK-based talent to help tell the stories of our communities. Across 15 towns and cities they will work closely with local people in each place to gather unknown, surprising and intriguing stories. Fifty creatives will be trained to use state-of-the-art immersive technologies to showcase and produce these stories in new and surprising ways. Led by Story Futures Academy, the StoryTrails Collective want to ensure that the UK’s creative industries are not only the best trained in the use of emerging and immersive technologies but that the future workforce properly represents the diversity of the UK.
StoryTrails is delivered in partnership with The British Film Institue, broadcaster and film-maker, David Olusoga, BBC, Uplands Television, Nexus Studios and ourselves. It will use leading edge technology from Niantic, makers of Pokemon Go and it will be brought to life in The Reading Agency’s national network of libraries embedding the project back in local communities, with event-making specialists Produce UK.
Find out more about the project by clicking here. Includes details on how to apply to be one of the 50 creatives – now open!