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  • Links We Like: 6/9 - 6/13

    Links We Like: 6/9 - 6/13

    The World Cup takes over the internet, new releases from XBox and Apple, video inspiration straight from Cannes, + more... 

  • Links We Like: 6/2 - 6/6

    Links We Like: 6/2 - 6/6

    MIT asks you to share your life with a stranger for 20 days, a new tech blog to check out, an infographic site that will leave you feeling groovy, Net Neutrality commentary, 4 things to know from Apple's WWDC, + more...

  • Shooting "Spicy Tuna"

    Shooting "Spicy Tuna"

    We were tasked with creating digital assets for NFL athlete, Calvin Johnson’s latest Nike Zoom CJ Trainer 2 colorway, the “Spicy Tuna”. We decided to go with an unexpected visual direction from the Nike brand and spiced things up a little...

  • Links We Like: 5/19 - 5/23

    Links We Like: 5/19 - 5/23

    A run through of the new 9/11 Memorial Museum's interactive installations, Chuck E Cheese links up with the Oculus Rift, the future of clothing is explored, a new take on an interactive lookbook, + more... 

  • Links We Like: 5/12 - 5/16

    Links We Like: 5/12 - 5/16

    Experience what it's like to fly like a bird, new interactive experiments from Google and Coke, body scanning touchscreens, magazine print ad with built-in technology, + more... 

  • Installation Inspiration Share

    Installation Inspiration Share

    With upcoming projects demanding an interactive installation idea, Labs’ Creative Director, Jake Sargeant, decided to get the ball rolling by sending out inspiration references. Together, labs shared inspiration that came to mind, and want to pass on the share session your way as well...

  • Links We Like: 5/5 - 5/9

    Links We Like: 5/5 - 5/9

    Coca Cola adds drones to their marketing strategy, 3D printed make-up that uses regular printer ink, create ambient music from your brain waves, see what your neighborhood would look like under water, + more...



    In late 2013, Instrument sent a small crew to Minneapolis to attend INST_INT - a gathering focused on sharing insights + experiences from the field of interactive installation.

    Rather than a blow-by-blow account of the conference, we though it would be useful to paraphrase some of the statements that resonated and inspired us.

  • Links We Like: 4/28 - 5/2

    Links We Like: 4/28 - 5/2

    The current state of drones, rad UI concept for airplane seats, foldable interfaces, more music audio visual goodness, + more... 

  • Links We Like: 4/21 - 4/25

    Links We Like: 4/21 - 4/25

    Stacked list this week of what is happening on the interactive tip: installations, data viz treats, wearables, new tech and top notch storytelling.

    Now everything in your magazine is tagged and available to buy online, a digital mirror that shows what you look like on the inside exists, labs provides an update on the state of wearables, + more...

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