A Canvas JS data-viz for UNESCO developed in collaboration with the company of Valerie Alloix (Elimak) and the Institute for Statistics (UNSECO Montreal).
“To mark International Women’s Day, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics released an interactive tool to highlight the progress and pitfalls in girls’ and women’s education. This tool uses a game approach to engage a general audience of a wide age range concerning gender disparities in enrollment and transition rates from primary to secondary and tertiary education. Users put themselves into the game by creating their own characters and then compare their situation with those of other characters around the world. They can also explore the data further by using a ‘time machine’ to change the settings of their characters (…).”
The project can be seen on the UNESCO website - It is available in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish.
Valerie Alloix: data analysis, concept and programing.
Thijs Geritz: design and animation.
This video shows the teaser I produced and how it’s connected to the promotional postcard through Augmented Reality.
The Augmented Bodies Exhibition
Museum Boerhaave presents the work of four talented students of the master programm Lens-Based Digital Media at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. The students made a study of the different perceptions of the human body. This resulted in five portraits with themes like ‘the promised body’, ‘weighty body’ and the ‘constructed body’.
Each portrait has a double, virtual layer that can be accesed through a smartphone or tablet that runs Aurasma. Museum Boerhaave is the first museum in the Netherlands to bring an Augmented Reality exhibition to the Aurasma platform. It’s a visual experiment that confronts the visitor with the naked truth. The truth of the human body.
To promote this small exhibition the museum produced promotional postcards that have an Augmented Reality layers themselves. That way the targeted audience can get an idea of what to expect and how it works technically.
My starting point was the printed card, a design by Studio brandendZant Rotterdam. I had to recreate the card as separate objects to be able to animate it.
Animation and sound produced by Einzelgänger.
Project initiated by Bart Grob.
ZooBreed was produced as background track for UrZoo is a game for iPhone produced by Fluffylogic. It’s scheduled to be released in 2012.
In UrZoo players will be able to run their own zoo. This will not only include feeding and caring for a series of animals, from the common to the wild, but players will also be able to breed animals together, creating whole new species and combinations of animals.
Visit the Facebook page for regular Ur Zoo updates
The Boerhaave AR project explores and develops Augmented Reality for exhibition purposes: adding a second layer to a museum exhibition that, in this case, juxtaposes with the existing one.
It also raises the question: is a virtual space a public space or does it belong to somebody. These video’s are placed within the museum. And apps like Aurasma make it possible for anybody to do the same. It’s street art… but in a non public spaces.
I produced 10 video’s (visit the Vimeo channel) for this Augmented Reality Exhibition in Museum Boerhaave in Leiden. The videos can be accessed with a smartphone and the Aurasma app. I invite you to come and visit Museum Boerhaave and discover all 10 video-objects. They’re really more fun when you see them on their own specific location.
All audio and video produced by Einzelgänger.
Project initiated by Bart Grob.
Oddz was produced for an online game by Valerie Alloix and Loes Vrielink, part of the World Bank’s “Apps for Development Competition”. It’s a short background loop that’s used in the app’s introduction.
Although the game is more of a proof of concept than a real game (there was little time and zero budget to prototype and develop the whole concept) it was awarded with an Honorable Mention in April 2011.
Check out the actual project on Facebook.
High Spirits was created for a on-line video promotion by The Glenrothes. The video can been seen on their Youtube channel.
The Glenrothes is a single malt Scotch whisky, produced at the Glenrothes Distillery, beside the Burn of Rothes in the Speyside region