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).
Our San Diego studio hosted the monthly UX Speakeasy meetup on Oct. 2nd, where Justin showed some Soso work, and talked a bit about physical UX design.
During the evening, attendees were encouraged to take poster-based surveys, by placing colored dots on big printed infographics.
Here are the results, all cleaned up and digitized.
We are happy to welcome the newest member of the Sosolimited team, JC Nesci!
Hailing from Montréal, JC is a designer/coder who’s work deals with creating participatory experiences, through event design and interactive installations. From high school to university, driven by his curiosity JC jumped between disciplines, his interests moving from traditional art training to computer science and design. He picked up a bachelor’s in Computer Science & Computation Arts at Concordia University and recently graduated from Event Design at UQÀM, in Montréal. Among other things, he’s built a christmas tree that tells stories of holiday celebrations; an outdoor university classroom with a mobile sharing platform to spread life lessons; and bird houses in parks that gather and disseminate your most precious secrets to one and all.
JC’s epicureanism and love of all things beer made him the perfect fit for Soso’s new West Coast studio in San Diego.