Want to get familiar with modern C++ concepts but don't know where to start? Take a Soso tour of modern C++.
While C++ has always shone as a high-performance language, it also has a reputation for being hard to use effectively. Fortunately, modern C++ (aka C++11 and C++14) has a number of language constructs and library features that make it way more fun (and much simpler) to use.
New library features include smart pointers for automatic memory management and function objects because passing functions is awesome. Language constructs include lambdas for closing a function over your current state.
Our good friend & San Diego office manager Marc Hedges sort of dragged us into participating into what revealed itself to be a great cause & cool hands-on experience: making a custom Munny doll for an art auction.
The auction was held by AIGA's San Diego chapter, and was about raising funds to promote youth access to art education.
In mid-August, 25 participants were summoned to a race course on the outskirts of Chicago. Each driver was outfitted with a Hexoskin to collect biometric data whilst careening around the track in a 400 hp Macan Turbo. Heart and respiration rates were correlated with GPS data by the personal analytics team TRAQs, and we dragged the full heap of numbers back to the studio to massage into something beautiful.
Check out the full story and videos at The Art of the Thrill.
In the fall of 2009 we moved into a walkup on the edge of Chinatown and started Sosolimited. Five years later, we’re proud to report we’re still going strong. Along the way we’ve had the pleasure of working with many amazing people on one-of-a-kind projects. Thanks for helping make it an incredible five years. In honor of our fifth anniversary, we’ve put together a movie that should help explain the origin of our name.
We thought it would be fun to take a look back at how the studio has evolved over the years.
We’d like to introduce you to the newest designer at Sosolimited, Jackie Littman. Based in our Boston studio, Jackie brings a new level of graphic design to our team and we’e thrilled to have her on board. Here she is, in her own words:
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, I’m a graphic designer with a passion for interaction and illustration. I have a background in design for the theatre and recently earned my MFA in Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I am the creator of The Little Bug, an interactive storybook for the iPad. The Little Bug introduces young children to backyard insects through a story that inspires curiosity, confidence, and a love of learning. When I’m not behind a computer screen, I am learning ceramics, playing guitar, attempting to do yoga, making egg sandwiches, and traveling.
We’re excited to announce that David Wicks is now part of the Sosolimited team. We’ve known David for quite some time. He studied with our close friend and colleague Lauren McCarthy at UCLA, we all worked on the IBM Think Exhibit, and he partnered with us on the iHeartRadio Theater. We’re happy to announce that David will be leading software development at Sosolimited and running our Midwest R+D facility. Let’s let David tell you his story…
I grew up in Oxford, OH, a small college town surrounded by fields and forests.
I studied architecture at Miami University. While there, I saw a presentation by Douglas Garofalo that featured interactive building facades. I knew then it wasn’t buildings I wanted to make, but had very little idea where to start. Luckily, Miami hired Ira Greenberg soon after and I was shepherded into the world of creative coding through Processing. I completed my degree in architecture, doing sketches and presentation materials with Processing and ActionScript as much as possible (and much to the credit of my architecture professors, who supported me).