Front Office Manager

Tuesday , July 22, 2014 / 15:40 PST

Job Description

Obscura Digital is a world-leader in creating stunning, immersive and interactive digital media experiences for clients around the world, for temporary and permanent installations. Headquartered in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, we offer a dynamic, creative and flexible environment. If you’re looking for a meaningful role in a creative business environment, then we should hear from you.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Office Manager plays a critical role in managing the overall needs of the office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Receive and route incoming phone calls, or take and deliver messages as necessary
• Warmly and professionally receive office guests
• Process and distribute incoming mail and packages
• Book international and domestic travel
• Manage conference room, dial-in and other communal calendars
• Prep our demo and conference rooms, including refreshments as appropriate
• Prepare and edit correspondence, reports, and presentations
• Facilitate management of our janitorial team, and help keep office well-stocked with snacks and office supplies
• Run errands as needed, such as Fed Ex, Whole Foods, Costco, post office etc.
• Support the executive team by scheduling meetings, and generally being a helpful resource
• We’re looking for someone who has a great attitude, can wear multiple hats, switch gears easily and who is committed and dedicated to the Office Manager role


Key Qualifications
• Excellent interpersonal & professional skills, including effective verbal and written communication
• 2 years of office/administrative experience; bonus if you have Executive team support experience.
• Strong organizational skills, and the ability to efficiently manage multiple projects with accuracy
• Working knowledge of Google drive, docs and sheets as well as Microsoft Office
• “Can do” attitude with a drive to thrive in a fast-paced creative environment
• Attention to detail, design, and ‘pride of ownership’ that will motivate you to maintain our offices to the highest standards


This is a full-time salaried position. Obscura offers a comprehensive set of employee benefits, including health care and 401k.

Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration with “Office Manager” in the subject line to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

"Big Thinking, Bright Ideas" Communication Arts features Obscura in the July/August Issue

Tuesday , July 01, 2014 / 16:36 PST

In an eight-page feature article eloquently written by Sam McMillan, Communication Arts details Obscura Digital’s story from humble beginnings to pioneering innovations to the firm’s current role as the go-to team for delivering creative technology projects that change how people interact with information and entertainment. The in-depth profile also highlights Founder and Chief Creative Officer Travis Threlkel’s journey from working behind the projector to being in front of the camera in an upcoming, highly anticipated documentary film. Pick up a copy of Communication Arts July/August 2014 issue to check it out!


https://store.commarts.com/shop/detail.asp?prod=ISS201407

 

Watch YouTube's OnStage Live Stream to see Obscura’s Interactive Visualization Technologies

Wednesday , May 28, 2014 / 15:21 PST

The general public will get a chance to see first hand how Obscura is shaping the future of musical performances with their large-scale interactive visualization technologies at the upcoming YouTube OnStage Live from the Kennedy Center event on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Join the live stream at 7:30pm ET https://www.youtube.com/kennedycenter

For this show, Obscura designed new techniques in kinetic video staging systems, with modular hanging digital media panels which reconfigure to change stage design for each performer. The panels become living visual environments, with media elements responding to specific musical cues through an audio visualization system that delivers rich sensory experiences uniquely choreographed to each performance. Live acts include dub-step violinist Lindsey Stirling and hip-hop dance duo Les Twins, both internationally recognized YouTube sensations, along with headliner John Legend.

 

Obscura's SFPUC Digital Panorama wins Hermes Creative Platinum Award for Strategic Programs

Tuesday , May 13, 2014 / 17:17 PST

The Hermes Creative Awards is one of the largest competitions in the world to honor creative excellence and outstanding achievement in the communications industry. Obscura won a platinum award for creative vision and technology in designing a permanent installation for the lobby of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) building. Recognized in the Strategic Programs category of the competition, the SFPUC Digital Panorama is an educational and entertaining interactive art installation that informs visitors about the Commission’s activities, current and future, and tracks the performance of SFPUC’s LEED-certified building.

The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.

https://enter.hermesawards.com/platinum/

 

Obscura designs Mobile Eco-Projection Vehicle for OPS 6 the Movie, a Spotlight Film at Tribeca

Thursday , April 24, 2014 / 16:27 PST

On Friday, April 25, “6” will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival to a sold-out audience. For the film, the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) partnered with Obscura Digital to develop new strategic techniques and creative technologies for large-scale environmental campaigning for @6themovie.

The work-in-progress documentary, directed by Louie Psihoyos and his Academy Award®-winning team from “The Cove,” promises to be a thrilling, bold work of cinematic activism that will change the way we understand the pressing issues of endangered species and mass extinction. “6” is selected as a Spotlight Film, part of the @TribecaFilmFest that showcases new breakout films and focuses on marquee directors and star performers.

Travis Threlkel, Chief Creative Officer at Obscura, has been collaborating with Psihoyos since 2011. Threlkel’s vision for a Bond-style getaway car takes the form of an environmentally sustainable, high-performance Tesla in the film. The vehicle is equipped with a robotic video projection system, interactive tools, custom media, and more. The mobile projection system juxtaposes key locations in the film with environmental messages—like chemical symbols on toxic vapor plumes. Additional visualizations designed by Obscura help educate people about the 6th mass extinction.

More about OPS 6 at Tribeca

More about Obscura’s role in OPS 6.

 

The Creators Project features #LIGHTWEAVER as one of the Best Art Installations at Coachella

Friday , April 18, 2014 / 18:11 PST

#LIGHTWEAVER is a fusion between architectural study, interactive multimedia, and dynamic lighting. Illuminated 24 hours a day, the kinetic sculpture is positioned at Coachella’s main stage, where it transforms the space into a living pavilion and meeting destination. Attendees can pass through or linger under the curvilinear knotted form that towers 45 feet in the air and spans 75 feet on the ground. Designed by StereoBot, the sculpture captures the interplay of natural and artificial light and blends textural atmospheric sounds into the sensory experience. The massive structure can be seen across the festival grounds; during the day, its bold coloration is contrasted by complex shadow lines that wrap the structure and cast intricate shade patterns on the ground. At night, #LIGHTWEAVER becomes a spatial canvas brought to life by Obscura’s light and sound score—a multimedia experience that challenges the viewer’s comprehension of temporal and spatial dimensions.

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Obscura's Technologies Beam in Holograms of Janelle Monae and M.I.A. for Live Duet

Friday , April 04, 2014 / 18:03 PST

For the Audi A3 launch event on Thursday night, M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate live concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. While M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae, a life-sized hologram of M.I.A. appeared while Monae sang in Los Angeles. Obscura collaborated with Vita Motus on creative development and set design. Obscura’s technical and software teams designed and deployed a system which included architectural mapping of the stage set and holographic projection technologies to manifest this artist collaboration for the live event.

“The event marked the first hologram performance with integrated video mapping and utilized 3D projection mapping to add layered depth of field perception with animated graphic content.” - Rolling Stone

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Obscura's ‘Flying on Water’ amongst the winners of CommArts 20th Annual Interactive Competition

Wednesday , November 27, 2013 / 16:06 PST

Communication Arts magazine has revealed the winners of the 2014 competition, the most prestigious design competition for interactive media. Thirty-eight projects were selected to be featured in the March/April 2014 issue of Communication Arts, among them, Obscura’s ‘Flying on Water’ exhibition, which won in the Environmental category for Interactive Installations and Exhibits. Obscura created an interactive projection experience for the public, installed on the waterfront of Pier 29 in San Francisco during the international sailing race in the summer of 2013. The exhibit offered millions of visitors the opportunity to explore the interplay of wind, water, and state-of-the-art yachting technology.

See Proejct

http://www.commarts.com/interactive/cai14/flyingonwater.html

 

Obscura kicks off the holidays at the Westfield with the SF Ballet's Nutcracker Under the Dome

Wednesday , November 20, 2013 / 17:00 PST

Beginning this week, visitors to Westfield San Francisco Centre’s historic Dome will see it transformed by Obscura into a state-of-the-art surround theater, with an animated 3D light spectacular inspired by the San Francisco Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker. Free nightly shows: Thursday, Nov 21 - Tuesday, Dec 31, every half hour from 5pm until mall closing at 9pm, Level 4. Launch Event: Thursday, Nov 21, starting at 3.30pm - Gather your friends and family to celebrate the debut of Nutcracker Under The Dome with the artists of SF Ballet!

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Obscura's PixelTree wins at the Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Solutions

Friday , November 15, 2013 / 15:14 PST

The Internationalist is a trusted source for international best practices, connecting the people and ideas in international advertising, marketing and media. To showcase the latest touch screen and retina display features of Google’s Chromebook Pixel, Obscura created an interactive experience that activated users’ touch, sound, and sight. This innovative art installation provides a unique approach for brands to display and launch new products.

http://www.internationalist-awards.com/digital_2013/BRONZE-Google.html

 

Obscura wins BEST PUBLIC ART-CHITECTS for the SF Guardian’s ‘Best of the Bay 2013’

Tuesday , October 15, 2013 / 12:52 PST

The SF Bay Guardian recognized Obscura Digital for several recent projects they created in their hometown of San Francisco: “Emergence” - real life visualizations projected onto the facade of the Exploratorium for their Grand Opening at Pier 15; “Under the Dome” - a seasonal architectural projection show at the Westfield San Francisco Centre’s historic dome; and the “Digital Arts Panorama Wall” - a permanent interactive educational installation at the new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Building.

http://www.sfbg.com/specials/best-bay-2013-best-public-art-chitects

 

Beats Antique teams with Kickstarter to Help Build Live Stage Production with Obscura Digital

Wednesday , August 21, 2013 / 10:22 PST

Beats Antique has launched their campaign with Kickstarter to build a state-of-the art stage production for their upcoming “A Thousand Faces” tour this fall. Beats Antique is collaborating with Obscura to create a musical journey constructed note for note that weaves together music, choreography, and state-of-the-art video projection. Obscura is fast at work creating custom technologies and content for the live stage production for the tour. The Kickstarter campaign runs through September 15th, so please consider backing the project - your contribution will go toward supporting the artists turning the vision for “A Thousand Faces” into a reality.


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beatsantique/beats-antique-brand-new-show-a-thousand-faces

Press Release PDF

 

10th Annual Architecture and the City Festival Opening Night Party to be hosted at Obscura Digital

Wednesday , August 14, 2013 / 9:27 PST

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design kick off the festival with its Opening Night Party at Obscura’s headquarters in San Francisco, designed by IwamotoScott Architecture. Come meet and mingle with members of the architecture and design community, sample bites from the city’s latest food trucks, and share your favorite buildings that make San Francisco the best city in the world. A benefit for the Center for Architecture + Design.

Friday, August 30th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
$15 General Admission
21+ only

www.archandcity.org

 

WQXR in NYC interviews Obscura Digital for story on Orchestras Using New Video Technology

Wednesday , August 14, 2013 / 9:22 PST

New York’s classical music radio station, WQXR, featured Obscura in its story on orchestras using new video technology to court younger crowds. Brian Wise interviewed Steve Mason, Obscura’s VP of Innovation, about the architectural projection mapping experiences Obscura created for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th Anniversary Gala at Davies Symphony Hall.

“It’s important for designers to understand the orchestra tradition before embarking on video-based projects” said Mason. “The tendency of contemporary media is to be based on fast cuts and dopamine-releasing spectacle. By contrast, symphonic performance is more contemplative, and thus any visual spectacle must not overwhelm the compositions. You don’t want to distract people from losing themselves in the music.”

http://www.wqxr.org/#!/blogs/wqxr-blog/2013/aug/12/orchestras-video-technology-younger-crowd/

 

BLUESCAPE wins Best of Competition and Gold for Workplace Technologies at NeoCon 2013

Wednesday , June 12, 2013 / 15:58 PST

The prestigious Best of NeoCon Competition (honoring new commercial interiors products that are introduced to the market during NeoCon) presented Haworth and Obscura Digital with the ‘Best of Competition Award’ for the team’s Bluescape solution. Bluescape is an infinite, collaborative workspace designed to accelerate decision-making by enabling anyone to create, communicate, visualize, organize, and strategize virtually anything, anywhere, anytime. The Bluescape solution was also the Gold Award winner for ‘Workplace Technologies’. Bluescape is a jointly owned collaboration between Haworth and Obscura Digital.

http://www.bluescape.com/

http://vimeo.com/67748964

http://www.contractdesign.com/contract/news/Winners-of-the-2013—9061.shtml

 

OBSCURA Wins Silver EX Award for Best Press/Media Event

Friday , May 10, 2013 / 10:50 PST

Yesterday the editors of Event Marketer magazine announced the winners of the 2013 Ex Awards, the world’s largest recognition program for event marketing professionals and experiential marketing excellence, judged entirely by brand-side marketers. Obscura won a Sliver Ex Award for the Nike Hyper Elite Platinum Uniform Launch press event, which those in attendance called “basketball performance art”, featuring an augmented reality basketball court with a 3D game where live players interacted with eight fantasy worlds.

Project Video

 

THE CREATORS PROJECT PREMIERES OBSCURA'S 'EMERGENCE' VIDEO

Monday , April 29, 2013 / 10:49 PST

Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression.

Today, The Creators Project is premiering Obscura’s video “Architecture as a Technicolor Canvas” showcasing the making of Emergence, a dynamic visual journey that transforms the façade of Pier 15, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, into a luminous portal revealing unseen dimensions of complex micro and macro phenomena.


ABOUT THE VIDEO

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OBSCURA TO TRANSFORM PIER 15 IN SAN FRANCISCO ON APRIL 17 & 18 AT NIGHTFALL

Wednesday , April 10, 2013 / 9:35 PST

For the Exploratorium’s Grand Opening at Pier 15 in San Francisco, Obscura Digital will rouse the public’s imagination with ‘Emergence’, a live show using architectural projections and creative technologies   to transform the façade of the historic building into a luminous portal, revealing complex micro and macro phenomena. Obscura will unveil the first-of-its-kind real-life visualizations involving fluid dynamics, microorganisms, particle interactions, living systems, crystallization, and plant growth accompanied by original sound compositions to evoke a sense of wonder and awe about the nature of order in our universe.  To accompany ‘Emergence’, Obscura will present an interactive thermal imaging wall (in cooperation with Flir) on the side of the Exploratorium’s main entrance, where visitors can see their heat signature projected in real-time, at large scale, with brilliant color. Program starts approx 8:30pm both nights; free to the public.

Obscura Behind the Scenes:  http://vimeo.com/63614114

http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/opening/emergence

Press kit

 

OBSCURA AMPLIFIES SPOTIFY LIVE AT SXSW

Wednesday , March 13, 2013 / 15:25 PST

For Spotify’s SXSW 2013 event, Obscura created real-time audio-reactive visuals to amplify the live performances of Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and Cazzette. With 136 ft of projections and high-resolution imagery, Obscura pushed this SXSW event into a new type of dynamic concert immersion.

 

Obscura Wins 2 Golds and 1 Silver at the DSE Apex Awards

Wednesday , February 27, 2013 / 11:37 PST

GOLD: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation for the Westfield San Francisco Centre
GOLD (Apex) + SILVER (Content): Business, Industry & Government for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) presented Obscura Digital with three awards at this year’s Apex and Content award for digital signage deployments and digital signage content. The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global digital out-of-home industry. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences. Obscura’s “Digital Arts Panorama Wall” is a permanent installation in the lobby of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission building. Obscura’s “Under the Dome” experience is an ongoing seasonal show at the Westfield San Francisco Centre.

http://www.obscuradigital.com/work/detail/sf-public-utilities-commission/

http://www.obscuradigital.com/work/detail/westfield-corazon/

 

MTT 2013 Grammy® Award Winner

Tuesday , February 12, 2013 / 12:03 PST

MTT 2013 Grammy® Award Winner

Best Orchestral Performance for John Adams “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”

Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony capped their Centennial Season Opening Gala program with a Grammy winning orchestral and multimedia performance of Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Obscura collaborated with MTT to surprise guests with an encore that transformed the interior of the Davies Symphony Hall into a spectacular architectural projection experience. The audience was taken on a high-speed visual journey through San Francisco’s past, present, and future, with an abstract collage of the city’s rich cultural history portrayed through its landmark architecture. Obscura’s team created an immersive show using historical footage, newly captured shots, and 3D animation. These iconic visual elements were then strategically coordinated with the John Adams musical score, and performed live along with the San Francisco Symphony as conducted by MTT. This performance is featured on the San Francisco Symphony at 100 DVD.

 

OBSCURA WINS GOLD AT THE EVENTIA AWARDS

Tuesday , December 04, 2012 / 13:54 PST

Obscura received the Gold Prize for the “Creative Use of Production Technology” with their work on the architectural mapping of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi for the United Arab Emirates 40th Anniversary Celebration.

On Friday the 30th of November at the Eventia Awards ceremony, held at the Hilton Park Lane in London, over 700 top events industry professionals celebrated a night of awards honoring outstanding business-to-business and business-to-consumer events of all sizes and formats both overseas and in the UK.

This is the second gold Obscura has received for the Grand Mosque project. Last month, Obscura won the Gold Prize for the “Best Use of Exterior Media/AV” at the 2012 Event Design Awards held in New York.

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ILLUMINIQUE & ARTS IN DIALOGUE AT THE WESTFIELD DOME

Wednesday , November 14, 2012 / 16:04 PST

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 5:00pm and 7:00pm
Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market Street, 4th Floor, Under the Dome

At 5pm, kick off the holiday season with the launch of this season’s “Illuminique Under the Dome” show, an enchanting, animated story set in a 19th Century toymaker’s workshop. Old meets new, as Obscura transforms the Centre’s elegant 1908 glass dome into a state-of-the-art surround theater that exhibits the latest in projection mapping technology.

At 7pm, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD) presents the next Arts In Dialogue session with a presentation by Obscura’s Barry Threw, Head of Software Development, as he gives a brief insight into the creative process of “Illuminique“. Don’t miss this talk by one of the leading cultural developers responsible for creating innovative and interactive works of art.

Illuminique
Arts in Dialogue

 

Event Technology Awards & EventTech Conference

Tuesday , November 13, 2012 / 16:53 PST

For this year’s Event Technology Awards, Obscura’s “Connections for Facebook” project won a silver prize for the Best Use Of A Single Technology. At the EventTech conference simultaneously happening in New York, Obscura’s Travis Threlkel gave a highly attended presentation about fully immersive technologies that enhance live event experiences.

 

NASA Dome Tour

Tuesday , November 06, 2012 / 16:35 PST

Obscura’s experiential technology connects visitors to an exciting new era of NASA’s Human Space Exploration Program with an immersive 360-surround theater touring the country, showcasing a dynamic and entertaining journey for all ages. Obscura partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of the space program through an immersive educational experience, set within a 50- foot geodesic dome. The multi-city tour premiered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City in July, followed by a simultaneous showing at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, currently underway through November 4th.

Read Press Release

 

Fortune's "40 Under 40" Event

Thursday , October 25, 2012 / 11:59 PST

Fortune celebrates it’s 2012 “40 Under 40” event at Obscura Digital’s headquarters in San Francisco, honoring Fortune’s list of the most influential young stars in business. Guests will share an entertaining night filled with interactive and immersive experiences, including a motion-reactive table generating imagery projected onto an canvas of white hors d’oeuvres, a large-scale multi-touch wall featuring Fortune’s 2012 honorees, a Dymaxion map art installation with vibrant visualizations, and a geodesic dome with a 360 surround theater experience. To see who made it onto Fortune’s 2012 “40 Under 40” list, please see the link below.

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2012 EVENT DESIGN AWARDS

Friday , October 12, 2012 / 13:17 PST

Obscura Digital won awards in three categories of the 2012 Event Design Awards, including “Best Use of Exterior Media/AV” for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; “Best Use of Interior Media/AV” for Westfield’s Illuminique; and “Best Use of Interactive Technology” for Connections for Facebook. The Event Design Awards are recognized as “the best among this industry’s change agents, and the award-winning projects reflect how the world’s top creative studios are reinventing experience design across all categories”.

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7 x 7 Magazine Article

Thursday , October 04, 2012 / 15:03 PST

Obscura’s Electric Light Brigade featured in the “HOT 30” issue of 7x7 Magazine.

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Tactics Magazine Article

Thursday , October 04, 2012 / 14:49 PST

Westfield San Francisco lights up with 3D animated historical review - Obscura featured in the “Into the Light” story, as published in Tactics Magazine, Issue III, 2012, by Mall Media Inc., all rights reserved.

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Oceanic Preservation Society teams up with Obscura Digital for The Heist

Thursday , August 30, 2012 / 16:11 PST

Support our project on Kickstarter today!

Obscura Digital is teaming up with the Oceanic Preservation (OPS), producers of the Academy Award winning documentary movie, The Cove, as they launch a bold new mission called The Heist, which will serve as the climax of their next documentary about the thousands of species that are blinking out before our eyes. It’s estimated that half the species on the planet could disappear by the end of this century. But not if we can help it. Please support our project on Kickstarter today.

 

Obscura’s Show featured in the San Francisco Examiner

Tuesday , August 21, 2012 / 13:57 PST

“Corazon Under the Dome” at the San Francisco Westifled Center

“Westfield San Francisco Centre puts on a really big light show: San Francisco-
based Obscura, which has wrapped buildings with fluid blends of sound and
image, bathes the elegant three-story space in a seamless blend of era-spanning
imagery and music. Every half-hour this summer, Westfield San Francisco
Centre’s landmark dome comes alive with “Corazon Under the Dome,” a free
light spectacle saluting The City, created by Obscura Digital.

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Travis Threlkel, CCO of Obscura, to present on Digital Projection Mapping at Event Innovation Forum

Thursday , August 09, 2012 / 14:14 PST

Javits Convention Center, New York, October 24, 2012

Travis Threlkel, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Obscura Digital will be
delivering a presentation on digital projection mapping. “This is one of the coolest
new technologies to come along in years, and Travis is a true leader in this field,”

said Howard Givner, Executive Director of the Event Innovation Forum. “We’re
excited to have him show some examples of what it’s capable of, and to explain
to marketers what they need to know to implement this in their own events.”

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Obscura appears on the cover of this months’ ZILLION Business Review Magazine

Wednesday , August 01, 2012 / 14:22 PST

“See things in a new way”

ZILLION Business Review, an international magazine providing business
news and in-depth reports on trends, strategy and technological developments
in the global business community, featured Obscura and some of it’s recent
groundbreaking creative visual spaces and displays including the Sheikh Zayed
Mosque, Guggenheim Museum, and Facebook Connections.

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Obscura becomes a Certified Green Business

Friday , July 06, 2012 / 15:00 PST

Obscura Digital is proud to be recognized as a Certified SF Green Business!

Obscura Digital is proud to be officially recognized as a Certified San Francisco Green Business! Obscura’s team of artists, technologists, and musicians have worked diligently to reduce the company’s electron consumption, re-engineer its solid waste stream to ensure effective recycling, eliminate all toxic cleaning products, and institute a strict environmental purchasing policy. Currently Obscura offers carbon offset packages for all of its live events and is working on similar programs for permanent installations. Obscura is dedicated to promoting a carbon neutral digital age. 

 

Obscura Delivers Message to the World by Transforming Architectural Landmark for Code REDD at Rio+20

Thursday , June 21, 2012 / 14:36 PST

View Video

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UAE 40th Anniversary Projections

Friday , December 16, 2011 / 18:56 PST

Obscura mesmerizes thousands with mosque and fort Shows in Abu Dhabi.

 

Facebook Networks Become A Living Light Show

Monday , October 31, 2011 / 15:06 PST

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World’s Coolest Office

Friday , October 14, 2011 / 9:11 PST

Obscura’s SF headquarters wins Architizer global competition.

The results are in for the annual World’s Coolest Office competition. Co-sponsored by Architizer, Inc., and Autodesk. Obscura’s San Francisco headquarters, designed by IwamotoScott Architecture, was selected as the 2011 winner.

Architizer’s feature:
http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/31597/and-the-winners-are/

Inc.com’s feature on us:
http://www.inc.com/articles/201110/coolest-offices-obscura-digital-by-iwamoto-scott.html

The finalists:
http://www.inc.com/ss/201110/worlds-coolest-office-winner-and-honorees

 

Health Care Innovation

Friday , October 07, 2011 / 9:29 PST

Fast Company likes our opportunities in the health care industry.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1785668/obscura-digital-brings-its-creative-magic-to-health-care

 

Connections for Facebook

Thursday , September 22, 2011 / 9:42 PST

Physical social graph mapping project unveiled at F8.

Obscura Digital created a physical, social, augmented reality experience dubbed “Connections” at F8, Facebook’s developer’s conference. Attendees swipe in to the experience using their RFID enabled event badge. Multiple overhead projectors map visuals to the floor and an array of 3D cameras are used to reliably track any number of people within the space.

For more information visit the project page.

 

Travis Threlkel Named One of the Most Innovative Event Pros

Wednesday , May 11, 2011 / 14:58 PST

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26 Story Projection for Coca-Cola

Friday , May 06, 2011 / 17:33 PST

The tallest and brightest projection display to date.

Obscura Digital achieves the tallest and brightest projection display to date, for the Coca-Cola Company’s 125th Anniversary event on May 6, 2011. Obscura Digital beamed a high-resolution cinematic show reaching 26 stories high on all 4 sides of the Coca-Cola Tower at their headquarters in Atlanta, GA. For more information visit the project page.

 

YTSO at the Sydney Opera House

Monday , March 21, 2011 / 0:29 PST

Media from the event.

An amazing night at the YouTube Symphony Orchestra event in Sydney, Australia.The Sydney Herald had some nice things to say. A growing list of articles and blogs are chiming in: Forbes, NPR, The Seattle Times.

Some photos from the event:

 

YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Friday , March 18, 2011 / 20:14 PST

Check out this test footage and watch it live!

On Sunday, March 20th at 8pm Sydney, Australia time (2am PST, 5am EST, 9am GMT), Obscura will unveil one of its most creative innovations to date, when it will fuse live experiential technology with a masterpiece of modernist architecture. The iconic Sydney Opera House will become an augmentation of a live symphonic performance, amplifying the artistry of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra event with real-time audio-reactive graphic projections that will simultaneously canvas the interior and exterior of the iconic building with parallel projection shows. Learn more and tune in live at http://www.youtube.com/symphony.

A sneak-peak of the external projection from this evening’s test run.

 

CueLight Wins CommArts Annual

Tuesday , March 08, 2011 / 16:29 PST

Our interactive pool table tops the entertainment category.

Obscura win recognition for the CueLight Interactive Pool Table in this year’s Communication Arts Interactive Annual.

“A delightful and innovative addition to a classic game that’s guaranteed to draw eyes.”  —Adrian Belina (CommArts Judge)

 

Obscura wins a Silver Pencil

Tuesday , February 22, 2011 / 14:00 PST

YouTube Play at the Guggenheim wins One Show Silver.

The One Club, the world’s foremost non-profit organization devoted to elevating creative work in the industry awards the best in branded entertainment. The One Show Entertainment Awards recognized our YouTube Play event at the Guggenheim Museum with a Silver Pencil Award. Obscura wrapped both the interior and exterior surfaces of the iconic building with real-time 3D graphics and processed event video for the inaugural YouTube Play awards event. See photos/videos and learn more about the event here.

 

Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby

Wednesday , December 15, 2010 / 21:39 PST

Introducing the interactive billboard

The “Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby” is an integrated marketing campaign which challenges locals to play LCD touch-screen games at 20 high-traffic Muni shelters scattered around San Francisco. This innovative campaign boasts the first-ever interactive digital transit shelters in the U.S. From the early stages of the conception process, the Obscura Digital Team played a leadership role in the consultation, design, and creation of the system’s specialized digital content management system and real-time user-metrics collection system. Obscura Digital also developed and implemented the innovative process integrity service which dials in remote access control for each screen and monitors and updates critical content. The Obscura / Clear Channel Program is projected to grow to over 100 displays by Q2 2011.

 

Obscura Stockholm

Wednesday , December 01, 2010 / 21:26 PST

Our Europe office is now open

Our new office in Sweden is open for business. Our Swedish team will focus primarily on R&D and software development. You can find location and contact information here.

 

YouTube Play

Thursday , October 21, 2010 / 11:41 PST

Obscura maps the Guggenheim.

At 8pm EST, YouTube will stream the event “Play” live from the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Obscura will wrap the inside and outside of the iconic space with mind-blowing 3D visuals, while YouTube shares the winning video submissions.

Tune in and learn more at http://www.youtube.com/play.

A little preview:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/guggenheim_museum/sets/72157625086415733/with/5102552446/

Some press:
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/press-room/news/3758
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/09/20/guggenheim-museums-youtube-play-shortlist-announced/
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/arts/design/14video.html

 

Nat Geo Amazing

Sunday , September 05, 2010 / 6:33 PST

Obscura featured on National Geographic TV show

Nat Geo Amazing, National Geographic’s new show about all things unbelievably cool, features Obscura Digital in the episode entitled “Jesus Lizard and Ghost Science”. The show aired last Friday, the 3rd of September, but will rerun a few times this week. Check it out!