… you’re welcome to stop by a panel PF’s Patrick Gardner will be taking part in, hosted by Microsoft. The panel is called “Get Physical: Digital Experiences, Real World” and it will be taking place today from 1pm-1:50pm, at 506 Congress Ave, Austin.
Session Description: Physical is the new digital. In an age of cooked metrics and inflated stats citing millions of views and downloads, the new movement is a return to offline interactive experiences where real people converge with design and technology in very physical ways.
Swarovski has unveiled the first installment of the ‘Tropical Paradise’ campaign, which celebrates the launch of the spring/summer jewelry collection. This spring, Swarovski is linking their in-store, digital and mobile properties, with a new iPhoneand Android app, ‘Swarovski Mobile’; in-store touch-points that activates otherwise hidden app content using AR; a microsite; and a global and location-based contests.
We are happy to announce that this week we’re getting settled into a brand new office, located in the very heart of Stockholm. Where do you go next after three years in a grand old cinema? Well, to an former church parish’s office of course :)
The new address is Brunkebergsgatan 10, hope to see you here sometime soon!
People react to news, and what’s good news to one person, might be upsetting the next. On Kamppi Square, Helsinki, journalism is turning into art with an interactive experience – the ‘Emotion Cube’ – that reflects these feelings with pulsating, colored light. Created by hasan & partners and produced by Perfect Fools for Scandinavia’s largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, the Cube is part of a campaign designed to remind readers about the power of journalism to generate an emotional response.
By sharing their feelings via web or mobile, the combined mood of readers will be translated into one of eight emotions, each of which makes the Cube pulsate in a specific color, while the emotion’s written word is glowing from within the Cube. The 4 meter high Cube is constructed from milky plexiglass, and powered by 200,000 lumens worth of light – well enough to lighten up the feelings of passers-by in the dark Scandinavian winter.
See a live stream on the campaign site (in Finnish. Click the top button to get to the stream.)
2012 has been a very exciting year and we at Perfect Fools would like to thank you all – our clients, vendors and friends – and wish you all the best for the holiday season!
To round up the year we have some great news from the Metropole Orchestra in the Netherlands. As you might remember if you’ve been following this page, the Dutch government had decided to cut their fundings, which would have been a deathblow for the struggling orchestra. So the orchestra decided to reach out through social media, and invited Twitter users around the world to compose a day-long live-streamed concert performance using tweets, together with Havas Worldwide Amsterdam and Perfect Fools. (You can read more about it here.)
And it worked! The Tweetphony campaign made the national news, stirred debate, highlighted the issue and made a difference. The government has now done a U-turn and will fund the Metropole Orchestra through 2017. Now that’s the power of music and social media combined! :)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Swarovski recently released a rock-flavored new jewelry collection. Hello Kitty Rocks! is the second collection to be made in partnership with Sanrio and features their iconic Hello Kitty. To promote the launch, Perfect Fools created a web and mobile site that takes your photo and turns you into a sparkling rockstar, through placing you in iconic rockstar scenarios inspired by the new collection.
Check it out at Hello Kitty Rocks!
This past summer Perfect Fools had the pleasure of working on Pro Streets for Converse. Pro Streets was a Europe-wide game that let participants celebrate their local areas by showing off their best moves. These could be anything – dance, skate flips, MC battles – anything that’s an expression of who you are. The moves were captured by special cameras and uploaded as short videos onto the Pro Streets site, where others could support their favorites and check out interesting spots laid out on a map of each city. At the end of the game Converse celebrated the areas with the most incredible talent.
Perfect Fools worked with Anomaly and This Memento on the project, with Perfect Fools being responsible for delivering the technology enabling the experience. This included a unique system of cameras that were activated by the public using text messages, installed in major cities from Naples to Berlin.
During the fall Europe’s youth took to the streets to perform on the Star Chevron logo. Find some of the gems that were uncovered here.
Gaming company Unibet has launched Be The Pro, a free-play Facebook game for the Swedish market. The game could be described as role-playing meets sports betting, where Unibet invites you to create your own character and collect experience points by participating in real leagues. You can also set up your own leagues and compete against your Facebook friends. Perfect Fools designed and developed the game experience.
Try it out here (in Swedish).
This week Twitter is going musical, with ‘Tweetphony’ created by Havas Worldwide Amsterdam and Perfect Fools for The Metropole Orchestra. The orchestra’s subsidy and existence is currently under threat, and to raise awareness and save itself, the orchestra is trying a whole new approach. Tweetphony is a symphony crafted entirely by tweets based on letters associated with music notes, and will be compiled from the best and most interesting tweets submitted via the campaign site, which features a digital piano interface. The orchestra will play the selected tweets at the ‘Tweetphony,’ which will be held at the MCO in Hilversum on October 26th and streamed live on the site.
Make your own tweet on the site, and tune in on Friday the 26th to enjoy the symphony in full. Find it all on Tweetphony.