Obscura is an alliance of artists and technologists who are pioneering the future of multidimensional sensory experiences. From our beginning, we set convention aside to create entirely new encounters with light, image, sound, and motion. Our team shares a passion for inventing the uninvented, for exploring ways that technology can enable awe-inspiring moments.

Our creativity is inseparable from our ingenuity. We were among the first to develop technologies that deliver unprecedented interactivity. Our exploration has led to multitouch screens, complex architectural mapping, 360-degree surround projections, and beyond.

We're always exploring how sensory moments can be inseparable from their environments. Architecture and public spaces should have experiential technology written in their genetic code, as a way to animate and inform. That's how we envision what we do.

Our creative instinct, whether to educate, communicate, entertain, or amaze, determines the technology we need. And we make it happen from start to inspirational finish.

Obscura Headquarters
Obscura Digital Headquarters. Office Designed by IwamotoScott Architecture.

     

     

CLIENTS

 
3M
Adobe
America’s Cup
AOL
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
AT&T
Audi
Beats Antique
Blender Magazine
BMW
Brian Eno
Buck Institute for Aging Research
Cabrillo Music Festival
California Academy of Sciences
Canon
Cisco
Clear Channel
CNET
Coca Cola
DC-CAH
Diageo
Dyson
eBay
Ernte Fashion Systems
Esquire
Exploratorium
Facebook
Game Spot
Gametap
Gartner
Genentech
GM
Google
Heineken
Hardrock Cafe
Hardrock Casino
HarperCollins
Harper's Bazaar
Honda
HP
IBM
IFC
Intel
K•A•CARE
Kaiser
Kenneth Cole
Kodak
Levi Strauss
Lexus
McAfee
M.I.A.
Microsoft
Mercedes
Mitsubishi
NASA
Nakheel
Nespresso
Nike
Nokia
OQO
Oracle
Pioneer
Saturn
SF Museum of Modern Art
SF Public Utilities Commission
SF Symphony
Skyy Vodka
Spotify
SSP Solutions
Standard Chartered Bank
Symantec
Trump
United Arab Emirates
United Nations
Veritas
Virgin
Vivendi Interactive/Universal
White Stripes
Yahoo!
YouTube
Westfield Centre
Wildlife Works

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 
2014
Hermes Creative Awards
SFPUC Digital Arts Panorama
Strategic Programs: Platinum
2014
Communication Arts
Flying on Water
20th Annual Interactive Competition
2014
Event Marketer EX Awards
Nespresso: What Grand Cru Are You?
Best Use of Technology: Gold
2013
The Internationalist Awards
PixelTree
Innovative Digital Solutions: Bronze
2013
SF Bay Guardian Best of the Bay
Best Public ART-CHITECTS
Company profile
2013
NeoCon
Bluescape
Best of Competition
2013
NeoCon
Bluescape
Workplace Technologies: Gold
2013
EX Awards
Nike: Hyper Elite Platinum
Best Press/Media Event: Silver
2013
DSE APEX Awards
Westfield Centre
Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation: Gold
2013
DSE APEX Awards
SF PUC
Business, Industry & Government: Gold
2013
DSE Content Awards
SF PUC
Business, Industry & Government: Silver
2012
Event Design Awards
UAE 40th National Day
Best Use of Exterior Media: ED Award Winner
2012
Event Design Awards
Westfield Centre
Best Use of Interior Media: Gold
2012
Event Design Awards
Connections for Facebook
Best Use of Interactive Technology: Silver
2012
Event Technology Awards
Connections for Facebook
Best Use of a Single Technology: Gold
2012
Eventia Awards
UAE 40th National Day
Creative Use of Production Technology: Gold
2012
7X7 Magazine
Hot 30
Company profile
2012
Zillion Business Review
Cover Story
Company profile
2011
INC & Architizer
World’s Coolest Office
2011
Communication Arts
Cuelight
Best of Entertainment
2011
The One Show
YouTube Play
Entertainment: Silver Pencil
2010
I.D. Magazine
Kodak CES
Design Distinction
2010
Communication Arts
Hard Rock Cafe RockWall
Best of Entertainment
2010
BizBash Awards
The YouTube Symphony Orchestra
Best Use of Technology
2009
Science of the Movies
TV Show
Company profile
2009
FastCompany
Company profile
2009
FastCompany
10 Most Innovative Companies in Advertising & Marketing
Company profile
2009
San Francisco Business Times
Company profile
2008
Engadget
VisionAire
2007
The One Show
Saturn: Green Line NextFest
Interactive: Silver Pencil
2007
Clio Awards
Saturn: Green Line NextFest
Silver Clio Award
2006
The One Show
Saturn SkyDome
Interactive: Gold Pencil