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The sowing has started on the growmythoughts.com terrain.

Over the next four weeks we’d like you to join us as part of a unique experience.  We are evoking the rules of digital mother nature, allowing each visitor to plant a digital seed and watch it grow into a unique tree.

We’ll need to generate some DNA from your name and comment text, so please click here and fill in the seedling panel.  Then click the PLANT button to release your seed.

Every tree is unique, so get planting.  Others will follow, and before you know it we’ll have a collective of trees planted by like minded people.

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Ditch the Distraction!

Earlier this month we designed and produced a flash mini game for our good friends at Zest. It was part of a large campaign to get kids to ditch distractions such as MP3 players, Mobile Phones and generally to stop fooling around at roadside areas.

Check it out!

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Beautiful Noise.

The “Kinetic Sculpture” metaphorically translates into space the form-finding process of vehicle design. The interplay of mechanical and electronic components creates a dynamic art piece reflecting the precise exchange between a great number of individual elements and the single, coherent picture that emerges from them.

Attached by thin steel wires to individually-controlled stepper motors, 714 metal spheres move up and down, seemingly levitating.

Kinetic Sculpture for the BMW Museum, Munich 2008 from ART+COM on Vimeo.

Bibou™ Test

Maxon™ were kind enough to send us a demo of C4D™. We’ve been having loads of fun adding hair to just about everything. Its the most comprehensive fantastic bit of software i’ve ever used. Here is one of our tests for Bibou.

Bibou_V1 from SKYSKRAPER on Vimeo.

“Apples”

The following advert is a meld of high-tech compositing and low-tech iPhone video, complete with rolling shutter goodness and shaky handheld work. Courtesy of The Mill – Amazin!

Be sure to check out the making of it afterward.

growmythoughts.com – plant a digital seed with skyskraper

We are launching a self-promoting and unique advertising campaign to bridge the gap between print and digital media using a social network mechanism delivered via an online experience.

Launching on March 19th 2010, plant a digital seed at growmythoughts.com, and watch it grow over the period of a month. Skyskraper’s specifically designed algorithm will determine the DNA make-up of each seed, giving it growing characteristics like how big the plant will end up, what colour its flowers will be and how many branches it will have. All DNA information gathered will be taken from the planters email address.

Keep an eye on growmythoughts.com and skyskraper for more – and get ready to plant your digital seed…

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Supreme Commander 2 online advertising

Based on the units created for Square Enix’s European distribution, we’ve been working to also satisfy the UK media plan, delivering rich media units via Flashtalking for the pre-awareness part of the Supreme Commander campaign. Look out for video and expandable banner updates here soon, once the launch campaign hits online from 1st March.

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ICA’s ‘Disgrace’ film event advertising

The task was to create an adaptable online advertising unit, allowing the ICA to constantly update content (whether it be product releases, film showings or other events) via a modular design. The first roll out was for the showings of the film Disgrace starring John Malkovich.

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Kingston University online advertising

Online advertising for Kingston University’s Postgraduate Online Open Day. Developed using Papervision3D as a Google gadget ad.

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Not DEAD yet!

We’ve just had the latest stats in on the award winning House of the Dead: Overkill poster creator. Its a year old now and people are still using it to create crazy arsed wallapers! With over 50,000 unique users and 13,474 wallpapers created, we are still averaging out at 300 per month.

Try it yourself…

The glass followers…

Audience, conceived by rAndom International, is an installation consisting of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention.

When members of the audience occupy the space, the mirrors inquisitively follow someone that they find interesting. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly that person can see their reflection in all of the mirrors. They will watch this person until they become disinterested, then either seek out another subject or return to their private chatter. The collective behaviour of the objects is beyond the control of the viewer, as it is left entirely to their discretion to let go of their subject.

Audience – rAndom International from Chris O'Shea on Vimeo.

The Splendorous Form of Noise

Zimoun : Sound Sculptures & Installations | Compilation Video V1.6 from ZIMOUN VIDEO ARCHIVE on Vimeo.

Samurai Crazy!

It’s all gone “Samurai” again at Skyskraper™ HQ this month, another online campaign rollout for Rising Star’s Way of the Samurai 3.

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