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2014 Decibel Festival Cube

For the 2014 Decibel Festival, Stimulant designed and built an interactive art installation. The Decibel Cube (#dbCube) uses four Kinect 2’s to track dancers movement across a four foot, five sided plexiglass cube.  Dancers on opposite sides share a unique experience as flowing interactive ribbons connect their virtual bodies. These generated graphics pulse in real-time as the visuals cycle through multiple virtual environments.

#dBcube at EMP for Decibel Festival 2014 from Stimulant on Vimeo.

Stimulant has made the source code available at https://github.com/stimulant/dbcube. This includes the Cinder project for GPU-powered graphics, the node.js software for client synchronization, and even a vvvv patch for audio analysis. The tech discussion is happening over on the Cinder forums.

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Hardware for the dbCube

Joel Pryde and Aron Schoppert setup before Decibel Festival starts.

Joel Pryde and Aron Schoppert setup before Decibel Festival starts.

testing complete!

One of the many virtual environments.

One of the many virtual environments.

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Client: Decibel Festival
Agency: Stimulant

Stimulant credit list:
Design Director: Darren David
Art Director: Jules Konig
Project Manager: Kristi Torgrimson
Technical Director: Josh Santangelo
Technical Lead: Joel Pryde
Concept Design and Visual Design: Jules Konig and Gregory Kaufman
Quality Assurance Lead: Aron Schoppert
Video cinematography and post production: Gregory Kaufman
ASCO 2014 entrance hall

Genentech’s BioOncology 2014 Pipeline: Design & process

Genentech BioOncology Pipeline at ASCO 2014 from Stimulant on Vimeo.

Every year, the rock stars of the cancer research and treatment world put on their shiniest shoes and assemble for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the ASCO conference, Genentech’s BioOncology group asked Stimulant to design and develop a unique way to view and interact with their drug development pipeline. This pipeline represents all the molecules currently being researched and tested to treat various tumor types, each of which can be organized by tumors they may affect, the biological mechanism of their action, and the phase of testing they’re currently in. 

In a sea of printed bar charts that focus on one area of study, Stimulant designed a way for conference attendees to focus in on their own area of interest while still maintaining a holistic look of the data in a larger context. As leaders in biotechnology, Genentech must also pave the way as how data is presented to the oncology community.

I had the pleasure to co-write and share our design process for this project. To read the full design process details along with more behind the scenes imagery, visit: http://stimulant.io/visualizing-biooncology/

Dana smith testing size relationships on low-fi print mock up

Dana Smith testing size relationships on low-fi print mock up

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Client: Genentech
Agency: Stimulant

Stimulant credit list:
Design Director: Nathan Moody
Art Director: Jules Konig
Project Manager: Julie Yamato
Technical Director: Josh Santangelo
Technical lead: Ritesh Lala
Interaction Design: Dana Smith
Visual Design, Motion Design, & Post Production: Gregory Kaufman
Cinematographers: Stephan Winokur and Nathan Moody
Header image by Stephan Winokur

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Summer Breeze…

It’s not summer without a little camping. This year we hammer our stakes into
Orcas Island soil.

Camera: Canon 60D
Lenses: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS & 50mm f/1.8 II
Post: Premiere & After Effects
Audio: Aphex Twin – Iz Us
Typeface: Signalist by Mika Melvas

sky, sunny

ferry ride

lake

forrest

panorama

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some summers consist of broken bones

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@Endquote at the MOHAI Launchpad

MOHAI Launchpad

MOHAI Launchpad from Stimulant on Vimeo.

Stimulant was asked by the Museum of History and Innovation to build an interactive piece for the new Bezos Center of Innovation. Using depth sensing cameras we were able to track visitors’ body movements and display them back as a reactive particle system. A menu system animates once the visitor gets close enough to the mirrored display.  Through a series of short interactions, we encourage kids and adults alike to put on their thinking caps and release their inner innovator.

Client: Museum of History and Industry
Agency: Stimulant

Stimulant credit list:
Design Director: Nathan Moody
Art Director: Jules Konig
Director of Project Management: Kristi Torgrimson
Technical Director: Josh Santangelo
Developers: Ritesh Lala, James Hurlbut, & Josh Wagoner
Design, Video Production, & Post Production: Gregory Kaufman

 

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MOHAI Launchpad
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