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

Overscan

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.

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