Smart Spaces for All: Stimulant at United Nations’ World Habitat Day

On Monday, October 5, our CEO Darren David was invited to speak on a panel at the United Nations in celebration of World Habitat Day and this year’s theme, Public Spaces for All. Smart spaces are a new category of space that merge the best of the digital world with the built environment, creating places…

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One World Observatory hits 1,000,000 visitor mark

Congratulations to @OneWorldNYC for hitting their millionth visitor, a fantastic milestone considering they’ve only been open for a little over 4 months now. H/T to The Hettema Group for the video capturing the magic moment on the dataviz wall we collaborated on!

Welcome, Sherri Nevins! Q&A with Stimulant’s New Executive Producer

  We’re thrilled to welcome Sherri to the Stimulant team. Sherri brings a world of experience and expertise in planning and managing digital installation projects on a wide variety of scales. If we’re lucky enough to be collaborating with you on a project, you’ll have the pleasure of hearing her jovial voice guiding you through our process…

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Judging the Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Hi all, Nathan here. As Stimulant’s design director, I was recently tapped to be one of the judges in the final round of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards on August 11 and 12, 2015. The final judging panel was filled with top talent, and both Stimulant and I are proud to have such esteemed company. The judging process…

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SoDA Panel at Cannes Lions

Thanks to The Society of Digital Agencies for organizing a panel at Cannes Lions today on the topic of smart spaces. Our CEO Darren David joined David Schwarz from HUSH and Jake Barton from Local Projects for a discussion of the promise and challenge of bringing interactive media and architecture together.

Sneak Peek: gView Display Wall at Genentech Building 35

Lately we’ve been spending time in Genentech’s beautiful new building 35 in South San Francisco to install a new multi-user touch wall. The lobby display informs employees of news and events from Genentech’s “gView” intranet as they pass through the common space, and includes live energy and water usage data from sensors in the building.…

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Events and Press

We’ve added a new press section to our home page to keep up with the surge in coverage lately. This month Darren and Nathan appeared in two interviews to discuss the modern event experience with Agency Post and best practices for designing for public space in HOW Magazine. Also this month, our Pipeline Explorer exhibit…

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Stimulant Hosts Carnegie Mellon ETC

Stimulant loves Carnegie Mellon University, having two alumni among our ranks. Joel Pryde, our most senior developer, and Nathan Moody, our design director, both emerged from the school. However, they didn’t have the good fortune to attend the Entertainment Technology Center, a program that’s tailor-made for the sort of work that Stimulant does. Students in…

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Joel Pryde to Speak at NVScene 2015

Stimulant’s most senior developer, Joel Pryde, will be presenting at NVIDIA’s NVScene 2015 event in San Jose, which runs March 17-20. It’s a great place for creative coders, demoscene hackers, and GPU nerds to get together, talk technique, and play with the newest products. Joel’s talk is entitled Creative Interactive Visuals for Large Audiences, and…

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Talking about Spatially Literate Design at SXSW 2015

We got the great news that our SXSW panel submission was selected by, well, all of you! Thank you. As the analog and digital worlds inch ever closer and closer to becoming nearly indistinguishable from one another, we believe it’s critical to understand how physical context of use informs design patterns for digital experiences. Stimulant’s…

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