AR + motion graphics "WOW AR" new release available on app
WOW magazine 189 - Sep. 21st, 2021
"WOW AR" is an app that lets users enjoy works in which AR (augmented reality) and motion graphics, a forte of WOW, are used. It is released in the year 2020 with the goal to turn all environments into art installations. As a second release, 2 works of motion graphics are available.
REBORN ART FESTIVAL 2021-22
WOW magazine 188 - Aug. 10th, 2021
Held for the third time this year, the Reborn-Art Festival 2021–2022, a comprehensive arts festival, opens on Wednesday, August 11. With the help of Executive Producer Takeshi Kobayashi and Art Director Chie Morimoto, WOW will be participating in an installation piece that draws its inspiration from the song “forgive” by Bank Band.
WOW's Original Short Film “Contour”
WOW magazine 187 - Jul. 29th, 2021
WOW's Original Short Film “Contour” will be released for premium viewing on the WOW Youtube Channel on July 30 (Fri) at 9:00 pm (JST). This work was produced as part of WOW's 25th Anniversary Exhibition Project to commemorate WOW's 25th anniversary this year.
“Sound of Digital Fermentation” reimagines an orchestra through technology
WOW magazine 186 - Jul. 28th, 2021
“Yoichi Ochiai x Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Project,” which started in 2018 with the theme of “reimagining orchestra through technology,” is celebrating its fifth performance this year. This year’s concept is “open your senses.” Under the title of “Sound of Digital Fermentation,” the aim is to present a concert that will reclaim music and physicality by awakening the five senses, including the sense of smell and taste, through a live orchestra.
The new, 180° panoramic movie, The View from TOHOKU & NIIGATA, gets its public release
WOW magazine 185 - Jul. 26th, 2021
On Thursday, July 22, TOHOKU HOUSE, an event housed at the Akiba Square (close to JR Akihabara Station in Tokyo), started showing the 180° panoramic movie The View from TOHOKU & NIIGATA, planned, directed and produced by WOW.
Opening of “Digital Art Garden” and “AR Art Fireworks”
WOW magazine 184 - Jul. 15th, 2021
The “Digital Art Garden,” with creative direction and performance led by WOW, is returning to the grass square of Tokyo Midtown. The large installation, in which a 40m x 20m garden is filled with fog and then illuminated, is part of "Midtown Art Palette," starting Friday, July 16th at Tokyo Midtown.
Holding the WOW Short Film Festival
WOW magazine 183 - Jun. 22nd, 2021
The WOW Short Film Festival is an exhibition of WOW’s latest video works. It will be held from Friday July 2 to Sunday July 4, 2021 at JINNAN HOUSE, a cafe gallery surrounded by greenery between Shibuya and Harajuku. It will be the premiere screening for new works including “Contours” and “POEM” prior to their release this summer.
Research project “The Shape of Prayer” opens to public
WOW magazine 182 - Jun. 17th, 2021
WOW’ new research project “The Shape of Prayer” based on the theme of Japanese prayer culture opens to public. It will produce an original work based on the information learned from fieldwork concerning traditional prayer and its form.
SHISEIDO GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE
WOW magazine 181 - Mar. 23rd, 2021
At SHISEIDO GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE, which seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the SHISEIDO brand through experiences that stimulate the quest for beauty, WOW was in charge of the planning, direction and production of the flagship store's in-store contents, symbols, and PR tools.
WOW Talk Vol.7 “The Latest Motion Graphics Cases”
WOW magazine 179 - Feb. 4th, 2021
Motion graphics are at the core of WOW, taking on various expressions across media. In WOW Talk Vol.7, WOW members with experience working on epoch-making works talk about the expressions they aim for and the inside stories of their creations.
The all-new entertainment aquarium “DMM Kariyushi Aquarium”
WOW magazine 178 - Feb. 2nd, 2021
WOW was tasked with planning, directing, and creating the three main pieces of content inside the DMM Kariyushi Aquarium – the all-new entertainment aquarium that combines visual expression with spatial design.
“Xmas AR illumination" starts on LINE Gifts
WOW magazine 176 - Dec. 15th, 2020
WOW was in charge of the direction and production of the "Xmas AR illumination" campaign for LINE Gifts, which started on Monday, December 14th. If you give a LINE Gift during the campaign period, an invitation to the "Xmas AR illumination" will be attached to all products*, and you can experience the AR illumination by tapping on it. Even if you are far away, you can enjoy a special Christmas by sharing the AR illumination spreading across the sky.
WOW Talk Vol.6 “The Possibilities of AR and Motion Graphics”
WOW magazine 175 - Dec. 3rd, 2020
The "WOW Talk" series is a panel discussion that WOW has held offline five times in the past. WOW will host the series online this time. The current theme is "The Possibilities of AR and Motion Graphics." The series will introduce AR (Augmented Reality), which is receiving attention due to the coronavirus crisis, and the latest examples of concerts, events, business presentations, and installations that used motion graphics, which is a specialty of WOW.