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.
Modern Performing Arts "The Ancient Lion and Modern Man: A 21st-Century Folk Performance" will be streamed live for free from Nov. 6 to 8 from Ginoza, Okinawa
WOW magazine 174 - Nov. 2nd, 2020
WOW will be in charge of visual design and visual direction, and the performance in collaboration with the performance group GRINDER-MAN will be held for three days from November 6 to 8 at the Garaman Hall in Ginoza Village Cultural Center in Okinawa Prefecture. The performances will be streamed live on YouTube for free on each day.
The “WOW Store” has opened, unveiling and offering WOW’s creativity transformed into objects
WOW magazine 173 - Oct. 20th, 2020
As a visual design studio, WOW has worked for over 20 years on various visual design projects, such as videos, spaces, installations, and UI. In recent years, we have taken our yearning for real objects and turned it into unique original products.
Reconstructing the orchestra using technology: “UN-SYNCHRONIZED ORCHESTRA”
WOW magazine 172 - Oct. 15th, 2020
2018 saw the start of the “Yoichi Ochiai x Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Project” under the theme “Reconstructing an Orchestra with Technology.” This concert was held on October 13th and WOW participated again as the “image instrumentalist” this year.
NISSAN PAVILION ENNICHI
WOW magazine 171 - Oct. 5th, 2020
At the “NISSAN PAVILION,” which opened in August for a limited time as an interactive entertainment facility, a special fair called “NISSAN PAVILION ENNICHI” will be held from October 3 (Saturday) and come to an end on October 23 (Friday). The fair site will be born out of a fusion with digital art. WOW will participate in this event by planning and directing the digital art installations, in addition to the installation currently on display in the “THE CITY” area.
Reconstructing the orchestra using technology: “＿＿＿＿ Orchestra”
WOW magazine 170 - Sep. 11th, 2020
2018 saw the start of the “Yoichi Ochiai x Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Project” under the theme “Recreating an Orchestra with Technology.” This year, too, WOW will participate again as the “image instrumentalist.” Previous performances aimed to create an opportunity to experience a new attractiveness and new values of an orchestra. This year’s concert will look at the state of the orchestra in the coronavirus pandemic and explore the new attractiveness of offering online streaming in addition to the live performance on stage.
LINE DAY 2020 Tomorrow’s New Normal
WOW magazine 169 - Sep. 9th, 2020
LINE’s business conference, centered on the theme “Tomorrow’s New Normal,” will be held online tomorrow, September 10th (Thurs), at 10 a.m. WOW teamed up with the tech director collective BASSDRUM to produce the opening, ending and speaker introductions. Together we developed a production driven by AR.
Release of the AR+Motion Graphics “WOW AR” application / Start of the WOW AR Art Platform project
WOW magazine 167 - Jul. 29th, 2020
“WOW AR” is an application that allows users to enjoy works of art using augmented reality (AR) and WOW’s specialty, motion graphics. The goal is to turn any environment into an art installation.
CITIZEN Riiiver: WOW oversaw Communication Design
WOW magazine 164 - Apr. 13th, 2020
WOW oversaw the planning and creation of the new IoT platform Riiiver, which was co-developed by Citizen Watch and VELDT. Riiiver was planned to bring out the potential of the Citizen Watch wristwatch products and to change people’s lifestyle for the better. Beginning with these watches, the new IoT platform, which was created in 2019, organically connects people, physical things, and ideas, and offers people a new experience of “time”.
Media Ambition Tokyo 2020
WOW magazine 163 - Feb. 28th, 2020
From February 28 (Fri.) 2020 until March 8th (Sun.) “Media Ambition Tokyo 2020,” a technology and culture festival that is concerned with the creation of future, will be taking place. WOW will exhibit an installation piece “Emerge” and “Lost Kamuy.”
Special Exhibition: A Railway Story in the Sky now on at Mori Arts Center Gallery & Sky Gallery
WOW magazine 162 - Jan. 16th, 2020
WOW was in charge of planning, direction, and production of “Sky Station Installation" and “Rail Carriage Doors Installation" for the Special Exhibition: A Railway Story in the Sky, currently being held at the Mori Arts Center Gallery & Sky Gallery.
The exhibition “WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade” will be held at Japan House London.
WOW magazine 161 - Nov. 8th, 2019
From 21 November 2019 to 22 March 2020, the exhibition “WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade” will be held at Japan House London. This exhibition has two installations that show Japanese innovation and tradition, respectively.