Set Top Box  
We operate at the boundaries of art, design, information, and experience.
We imagine new and surprising experiences made possible by digital technologies.
iHeartRadio Theater  
We develop experiences that people want to share.
IBM Think Exhibit  
We make cutting-edge technology human and intuitive.
ReConstitution 2008  
We transform live media to provide insights in real time.
We develop work for a variety of mediums, from sculpture to website.
Energy of the Nation  
We power social media campaigns, where live analytics are presented on a massive scale.
Patterned by Nature  
We design one-of-a-kind objects that tell our clients’ stories in compelling ways.
Ascenders & Descenders  
We're artists, designers, developers, makers, and producers.
ReConstitution 2012  
We empower viewers to tap into large streams of data and find the stories that are important to them.
CSIS Data Chandelier  
We build striking installations that make people stop and take notice.

Set Top Box

Shanghai Biennale Installation

A small television sits out front, playing TV. Projected onto the wall directly behind is a live transformation of the television signal. In this installation, we used a feed from the SOAP channel, a non-stop source of American daytime soap operas and frighteningly loud commercials.

The transcript of the broadcast is turned into a three dimensional topography of colors, oscillating forms, and linguistic computations. The software watches TV, combing the transcript for emotional and thematic content. The TV soundtrack is transformed into a multi-layer composition, alternating from lifeless robotic speech to cavernous melodic drones. The effect is a floating typographic life form - fed by, performed by, and eternally making sense of, the television.

Set Top Box was debuted at the 2010 Shanghai Bienalle and was also included in Graphic Design: Now in Production, a seminal travelling exhibition that has been shown at the Walker Art Center, Hammer Museum, and Cooper Hewitt. The show ran from 2011 to 2104.

Design and Art Direction
Software Development
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