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Times Square Soundwalk

Times Square Soundwalk

immersive EXPERIENCES

We're experienced designers of on-location audio installations for high-traffic areas. Times Square has over half a million visitors a day. We created the Soundwalk's JUNGLE-IZED app for Times Square.

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Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

engaging events

ConQuest is a new way to add story and magic to events. Using location-based technology and bluetooth beacons, it enhances a convention, conference, festival, or venue with story and gameplay deepens the attendee experience.

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Battle Run for Ubisoft

Battle Run for Ubisoft

outdoor games

 Shape Up Battle Run is the mobile app that turns boring interval running into a game that keeps you motivated. Audio cues guide you to pound the pavement as you escape a lion, evade spies, or survive an apocalypse. 

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JUNGLE-IZED for Times Square

 
Photo by Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts

Photo by Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts

 
By drawing in the sounds of a true jungle, this allows New Yorkers and visitors to experience a new, hybrid jungle that is unique to Times Square.”
— Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance

An intimate voyage through the Amazon jungle from busiest intersection on Earth.

Soundwalk Collective and Times Square Arts used Motive.io to create an interactive multi-sensory art installation which transforms Times Square into the Amazon. Fred Adam from the GPS Museum collaborated with artist Stephan Crasneanscki, explorer David de Rothschild, Audio-Technica, and CXA+ART, to produce this participatory audio experience which heightens awareness of climate change.

To journey through a soundscape of the Amazon ecosystem which is superimposed on 8-square blocks area of Times Square visitors download the JUNGLE-IZED mobile app and borrow a pair of premium Audio-Technica headphones from the official JUNGLE-IZED kiosk.

The experience features recordings by famed sound artist Francisco López.

As visitors walk throughout Times Square, the voices of Shipibo shamans and narration by Amazon experts Jeremy Narby and Daniel Pinchbeck guide them along a jungle tour and into a conversation with nature. 

Each street represents a different time of the day or the night in the Amazon sound environment. You will move deeper into the night as you walk North, and deeper into the rainforest as you walk East or West, until you will find the Amazon river. 

 
Photo by Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts

Photo by Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts

 
 
It’s just a wonderful experience.
— Sherry Dobbin, director Times Square Arts
 
Amazon leaders sing as images of the jungle display on Times Square billboards. The finale to the JUNGLE-IZED experience fuses the app with a live performance.

Amazon leaders sing as images of the jungle display on Times Square billboards. The finale to the JUNGLE-IZED experience fuses the app with a live performance.

 
"Vancouver startup links sounds of the Amazon to New York."

"Vancouver startup links sounds of the Amazon to New York."

"Jungle-ized is massive: artwork brings the Amazon to the concrete jungle"

"Jungle-ized is massive: artwork brings the Amazon to the concrete jungle"

"Observe Earth Day With a Nature Takeover in Times Square"

"Observe Earth Day With a Nature Takeover in Times Square"

"Amazon rainforest sounds echo through Times Square in interactive ‘Jungle-ized’ audio exhibit"

"Amazon rainforest sounds echo through Times Square in interactive ‘Jungle-ized’ audio exhibit"

 
 
 
 
 

ConQuest is a new way to add story and magic to your event experience

 
 
 
 
 

client: Silverstring Media, Switch United

ConQuest brings an interactive game-like experience to a convention through a mobile app, location-based technologies, physical objects, and live actors.

Interactive stories and gameplay create richer event experiences and enhance the festival.

ConQuest directs people to great content, gives them something to do while waiting in lines, and allows exhibitors to connect directly with attendees.

At the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival attendees played a game to curate the prize bundle of art collected from exhibitors. They also learn about art history, create their own comics, and uncover the story of the mysterious figure called the Patron.

Available on iOS and Android.

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“I was only going to come for one day but I came back to finish the game.”
— Lise Monelli, festival attendee
 
 
 
 
 
 

University of British Columbia

Geography 121 Walking Tour

A Geo-located Geography Lesson

Students learn about the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in relation to the growth of the city of Vancouver. Geo-located audio,  quizzes and an interactive map guides students through various parts of the city in this blended learning experience powered by Motive.io.

“The perfect fusion of traditional and modern is the most interesting part of this walking tour”.
— UBC student
“I enjoyed the navigation system the most during the walking tour because it was kind of cool using the GPS system and whenever I got close to the blue flag suddenly (the voice of my professor) started to play...”
— UBC student
"Motive.io Partners With UBC To Deliver History You Can Hear"

"Motive.io Partners With UBC To Deliver History You Can Hear"

Coming Out - FutureFest, London

What is the future of love?

As technology’s influence on our romantic relationships grows and gender identities shift, we are facing a new world. Experience your own interactive audio journey exploring provocative, challenging and personal stories.

Coming Out is an incredible location-based AR audio interactive theatre piece created by PlayLines and powered by Motive.io. The performance had its world premiere at FutureFest in London. It has been crafted by some of the UK’s very best emerging radio makers and groundbreaking digital artists.

Shape Up Battle Run for client Ubisoft

 

Turn your run into a game.

Never miss a step with SHAPE UP BATTLE RUN, the mobile app that turns boring interval running into a game that keeps you motivated while you pound the pavement.

Players can select Story Mode, which puts runners in exciting scenarios such as a mad-scramble through an apocalyptic city, a spy adventure in Paris, or Quick Race mode, which provides 5 to 30-minute running programs designed to keep the rhythm and level up your fitness.

For a more competitive run, connect with friends using Ubisoft's UPlay or recruit one of the Shape Up coaches and challenge them to a friendly competition to see who can run the furthest. With every step, runners accumulate Points and Bolts, and have their stats tracked in their overall in-game fitness program.

Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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A pervasive performance that is taking place all around you

You pick up your pace, pressing through the crowded downtown streets to follow her — a stranger you’ve only just laid eyes on moments ago. Her disguise is clever, but the likeness is undeniable. You don’t know what will happen when you catch up to her. All you know is that you’ve been told she holds the answers to your questions, and once you’ve seen her you’re not to let her out of your sight. 

Will you follow her? 

This is the world of LIMINUS, a pervasive performance that is taking place all around you and will appear only to those who seek it out. Beginning this November, adventurous audiences can traverse this open world, guided to secret rendezvous throughout Boston by a companion mobile application (powered by Motive.io). It will be up to you to uncover the mysteries of LIMINUS and piece together the stories of its inhabitants before they disappear forever.

"... a performance experience that marries augmented reality gaming with theater... ”

"... a performance experience that marries augmented reality gaming with theater... 

“It’s a half augmented reality game that you play on your phone that leads to performances happening all over the streets of Boston and Cambridge”
— Tau Zaman, Head Writer for LIMINUS