ReConstitution 2008  
We transform live media to provide insights in real time.
iHeartRadio Theater  
We develop experiences that people want to share.
Energy of the Nation  
We power social media campaigns, where live analytics are presented on a massive scale.
IBM Think Exhibit  
We make cutting-edge technology human and intuitive.
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.
Overscan  
We imagine new and surprising experiences made possible by digital technologies.
Set Top Box  
We operate at the boundaries of art, design, information, and experience.
CSIS Data Chandelier  
We build striking installations that make people stop and take notice.
Patterned by Nature  
We design one-of-a-kind objects that tell our clients’ stories in compelling ways.
Astroverb  
We develop work for a variety of mediums, from sculpture to website.
Artworks

ReConstitution 2008

Live Remix of the US Presidential Debates

ReConstitution was a live audiovisual remix of the 2008 Presidential debates. There were three performances in three cities, each coinciding with the live broadcast of the debates.

We designed software that allowed us to sample and analyze the video, audio, and closed captioned text of the television signal. Through a series of visual and sonic transformations we reconstituted the material, revealed linguistic patterns, exposed content and structures, and fundamentally altered the way in which the debates were watched.

The transformed broadcast was projected onto a movie screen for a seated audience.

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Data Visualization
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ReConstitution is a web app that analyzed the 2012 US Presidential Debates in realtime. As the debates unfolded, language used by the candidates generated a live graphical map that augmented the dialogues as part data visualization, part experimental typography.
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