We imagine new and surprising experiences made possible by digital technologies.
ReConstitution 2012  
We empower viewers to tap into large streams of data and find the stories that are important to them.
iHeartRadio Theater  
We develop experiences that people want to share.
CSIS Data Chandelier  
We build striking installations that make people stop and take notice.
IBM Think Exhibit  
We make cutting-edge technology human and intuitive.
ReConstitution 2008  
We transform live media to provide insights in real time.
We develop work for a variety of mediums, from sculpture to website.
Patterned by Nature  
We design one-of-a-kind objects that tell our clients’ stories in compelling ways.
Ascenders & Descenders  
We're artists, designers, developers, makers, and producers.
Set Top Box  
We operate at the boundaries of art, design, information, and experience.
Energy of the Nation  
We power social media campaigns, where live analytics are presented on a massive scale.


Live TV Remix Installation

Overscan is a video artwork that perpetually watches, deconstructs, and transforms a live television broadcast. Installed above the bar at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square, Cambridge, the artwork is composed of five television screens. The leftmost screen displays live television - whatever channel the bar chooses - and the four screens on the right cycle through a series of transformations of the broadcast.

Custom software looks for patterns in the video, such as faces, and maintains a memory of what it has seen. The text of the closed caption feed is extracted and analyzed with language processing software. Certain words, such as emotional language and selected topics, are highlighted and recorded.

The piece was commissioned by Gary Strack, the chef and owner of Firebrand Saints. The entire application was programmed in OpenFrameworks.

Design and Art Direction
Software Development
Data Visualization
Linguistic Analysis
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ReConstitution is a web app that analyzed the 2012 US Presidential Debates in realtime. As the debates unfolded, language used by the candidates generated a live graphical map that augmented the dialogues as part data visualization, part experimental typography.
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A television plays the soap opera channel as a projection behind it transforms the live signal & closed captioned transcript into a three dimensional topography of colors, oscillating forms, and linguistic computations. It is television finally made sense of.