The Project: Exploring Technology 2011Every year around this time, the Digital Media students at Hyper Island gear up for the ExploringTechnology module.Exploring Technology introduces the students to digital technology and the principles of digitaldevelopment. The module is playful and has a strong focus on exploration and creativity within ateam environment.The overall aim is to explore technology in a tangible way, with tasks based around sensors,microcontrollers and coding.For the module, the class was divided into eight groups and asked to devise a project under the theme‘Word Hard, Play Hard,’ while simultaneously pushed to ‘explore technology’ in uncharted directions.On October 27th, we hold an exhibition in central Stockholm where each group exhibits their finalizedproject. Guests are encouraged to meander through and interact with each of the projects.During the module the class is divided into groups and within the overall theme ‘Word Hard, PlayHard’ each group has to make a project ‘exploring technology’.The module ends with a huge exhibition in central Stockholm on the 27th of October where eachgroup will display their projects and have the guests interact with it.
The Product: InsenseUnder the name ‘Insense’ (stressing INdoors and SENSE), our fundamental goal was to connectpeople to their indoor environment in a different and beneficial way.While some environmental conditions of the home are easily sensed, like temperature, light and soundlevels, others are not so apparent: the amount of oxygen, carbon dioxide, humidity and impurities.All of these factors contribute to the health and well being of the home dweller. If left unchecked, theconsequences can be harmful.Our project aims to visualize the measurable changes and levels of interior environments. Usinghardware to measure the aforementioned conditions, and software to process it, our project displaysthis information, such that it can be visually rendered into something aesthetic and useful. This outputis shown on an interactive lamp, a screen, and websiteWe show this on an interactive lamp, a screen, and websiteDuring the module the class is divided into groups and within the overall theme ‘Word Hard, PlayHard’ each group has to make a project ‘exploring technology’.The module ends with a huge exhibition in central Stockholm on the 27th of October where eachgroup will display their projects and have the guests interact with it.
The Team: ‘The Locals’We are seven enthusiastic Digital Media Students working on the project. We all have differentbackgrounds both in terms of nationalities and experience.During our idea generation process we quickly found that we all had a common interest in doinga project that had something to do with environmental changes. ‘Insense’ is a concept we havedeveloped together and something we all feel strongly for. Measuring and visualizing data that is aconstant in our daily lives is a project we both believe in and have fun doing.This is The Locals: Pernille Ravn Julien Donck email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Kei Chun Markus Dahlbom email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Rebekka Quiroz Wiberg Philippe Sainz email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Christian email@example.com @thehyperlocals thehyperlocals.wordpress.com
The School: Hyper IslandHyper Island is the world’s leading creative school specializing in digital media & creativity.At Hyper Island the methodology is in relation to the school’s main aim – to educate great talentto the digital and interactive media industry and to support people becoming experienced teamplayers with a huge amount of self insight, self leadership and understanding of human relations andcommunication.At Hyper Island the focus is very much about experiencing through play, curiosity and the willingnessto learn.The Digital Media program is focusing within the mainly three fields of digital and interactive media:Design, Management and Technology.We show this on an interactive lamp, a screen, and websiteDuring the module the class is divided into groups and within the overall theme ‘Word Hard, PlayHard’ each group has to make a project ‘exploring technology’.The module ends with a huge exhibition in central Stockholm on the 27th of October where eachgroup will display their projects and have the guests interact with it.Said about Hyper Island in the industry:“Hyper Island = Digital Harvard”- Rob Schwarts, Chief Creative Officer / TBWA“Hyper Island Grooms the Next Generation of Digital Media”- Fast Company magazine“Hyper Island, one of the most highly regarded digital learning programs”- CNBC
SPONSORSHIPSIn order to build our solution, we need several devices. Part of the exploring technology module is tofind sponsors who are willing to fund this.Hyper Island as a brand has a strong value within the digital media and creative world and this brandvalue you will be able to benefit from as a sponsor.Helping us with funding the ‘Insense’ project, we can offer following:- To get your logo displayed on the front-page of our project website- To be mentioned on our official blog – either as a company or one of your products- To have your logo shown at the end of our video productions- To be featured on our sponsorship wall in print at the actual exhibition- The be featured in the project description and all other material produced about the projectAll project materials will be spread to Europe, USA and Asia within the digital and technologicalindustries via SNS.For larger sponsorships there is a chance to have your product displayed at the actual exhibition.Please get back to us for further planning if this has any interest.We thank you in advance for any interest you may show our project./The Locals