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Design Week Portland: Reimagining Lovejoy Fountain

This past Tuesday, Second Story, along with six other design studios and artists, had the privilege of participating in an exhibition called Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin’s Fountains. Hosted by SEGD as part of Design Week Portland, the event

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“Digital Revolution” in London

With its post-apocalyptic looks and lost bits of nature, London’s Barbican Estate deserves a blog post all its own, but I wanted to share my experience with “Digital Revolution,” a unique exhibition hosted in its depths at the Barbican Centre.

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Field Report: XOXO Festival

An entrepreneurial, DIY spirit was in full force at the inaugural XOXO festival, and the event was exciting, engaging and well-attended. Speakers came from a variety of creative fields but shared a common message about connecting artists directly …

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Visualizing 3D Environments

Projects often demand the integration of digital media and the spaces that they occupy. This means that there is no clear boundary between the design and engineering when we’re realizing a project. Each discipline, from interaction design, archite…

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Creativity in Motion

It began with a full-studio, open brainstorm and ended ten days later with a 40-foot-long, floor-to-ceiling interactive sculpture. The studio was alive with an interdisciplinary effort that combined the analog (sewing, model-making, silk-screening…

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Uncharted Territory

This past weekend, Second Story created a reactive media experience for the TEDx Portland afterparty at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. For one night only, partygoers charted new landscapes from their movements. That day, TEDx Portland had p…

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Cascades are Blooming

Excitement is rising along with the construction of the University of Oregon alumni center interactives (also known as the “cascades”). The team knuckled-down in Eugene this week installing hardware, banging out code, collaborating with other team…

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Behind-the-Scenes at the Alumni Center Install

Here are a few snapshots of the installation at University of Oregon’s alumni center. It will be interesting to compare the final project with this Oregon Quarterly article about Second Story and the alumni center, written when the project was sti…

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NHM in context

Pretty sweet shot at the installation of the NHMLAC kiosks. Our work looks so much better in context J

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