Mobile Game: A Spanner In The Works

A Spanner in the Works is a new location-specific mobile history game for kids that let's them travel back in time to explore historic photos of their area and battle an evil, time-travelling villain.

The game opens up new opportunities for children to explore local history and for improving the overall shopping experience for parents.

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How do you say “The Swarm” in Chinese?
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- That’s how!

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YLE Transmedia Development

YLE is Finland's national broadcaster, and The SWARM recently completed three labs working to develop new transmedia formats with their television teams.

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Games & Film: Meet The World Brain

A new game experience supports the Sundance-nominated documentary Google and the World Brain; reminding us that, on the internet, not everything is as it seems...

The launch supported the US-premier of the film on Al-Jazeera America and represents a radical new way of marketing a serious documentary; bringing gaming, Facebook marketing and filmmaking together to strengthen the call to action.

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Talking digital art at The ThinkShop

The Finsbury Arts festival in London recently held a ThinkShop – a host of 10 minute mini-lectures on a variety of art-related subjects.

Jason showed the audience with a talk about what an art-gallery experience might be like in the future by hosting a wireless exhibition.

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Royal Danish Orchestra – In Case of Emotions

We just finished designing a data visualisation interface for this live experience with the National Danish Orchestra. See how audiences express their emotions - via mobile - during the live performance.

The project was done in conjunction with MEDEA, Die Asta Experience and PortaPlay.


Interactive Experience: Burning The Books

We all owe someone something. What do you owe?

Alinah Azadeh acts as debt collector and servant to The Book of Debts - a large tome that she fills in each location she visits with the stories of debts owed by the people of that community. She then recites and burns the book as a public act of ‘absolution.’ THE SWARM has created a website as a way to contribute to a digital version of the book.

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MIPTV 2013

For the third year running, THE SWARM has worked on curating and hosting the programme for MIPTV - including MIPDoc and MIPCube - the world's leading TV industry event.

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Transmedia Documentary: Causa Justa

Causa Justa is a social-justice documentary series that airs on 16 countries on the Latin American news network, TeleSUR.

THE SWARM spent a week in Venezuela working intensively with the production team on creating a transmedia strategy for the programme's next series in conjunction with Televisión América Latina.

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Digital Arts R&D Workshops

During 2012 and 2013, THE SWARM facilitated a series of workshops across the UK for the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

The workshops were full-day collaborative activities designed to help build strong ideas and teams with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers.

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Nokia New American Noise

New American Noise is transmedia experience that takes user through underground music scenes across America using film, interactive media and music playlists brought to you by Nokia Music and the Sundance Channel.

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Video: Hacking Future TV Experiences

Media experiences - from weather reports, to cooking shows to documentary - are set for a seismic shift as they become part of the internet of things.

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Multi-platform Storytelling & Immersive Video

Galahad is a new tool for online storytelling and story-world building.

THE SWARM worked with New Velocity Media, a US-based multi-platform entertainment studio, on the launch of the product by providing: strategic advice, product development and design services.

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Digitally Curated Arts Festival

We are providing strategic and creative consultancy to the organisers of London's first user-curated performing arts festival, drawing on our experience working with digital content and culture.

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Video: MuseumNext Keynote

Jason DaPonte from THE SWARM offers predictions for what will change with museums, their audiences and technology as everything - including museum collections - get connected to the 'internet of things' as part of the MuseumNext conference in Barcelona.

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The Dance WE Made

The Dance WE Made is an interactive pop-up dance performance that takes place at iconic locations, inviting members of the general public to choreograph dances for professional dancer Tim Casson.

The Swarm worked with Tim to develop the digital concept for the work and bring it to life.

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MIPCube: architects of the future

MIPCube is part of the MIPTV festival which has over 11,000 attendees from all over the globe and is the world's premier event for bringing the digital media and television industries together.

This is the second year THE SWARM has worked on the event, having worked to curate the Connected Experience Hub for the 2011 festival.

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Fringe! The First Love Project

When Fringe! - London's gay and lesbian fringe film festival - wanted help with creating a digital film project and on their mobile strategy, they came to THE SWARM for help.

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Oxjam Augmented Reality Mobile Guide

Oxjam Mobile Guide

THE SWARM teamed up with the Oxjam Camberwell Takeover to create an augmented reality guide to the one-day festival.

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Visiting Arts

Visiting Arts:

THE SWARM has been working with world-renowned arts charity Visiting Arts on the development of a global arts portal designed to be the ultimate business-to-business tool for the culture sector.

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Video: Leave Your Phone at Home…

'Leave Your Phone at Home: THIS is Mobile Media' is the name of the talk Jason DaPonte presented at the Edinburgh Interactive 2011 festival.

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Endz2Endz – Youth Community Media

THE SWARM is proud to be a pro-bono sponsor and advisor to Endz2Endz - the place for young urban talent.

The project - started by 4 youths from South London housing estates - starts from the belief that showcasing positive stories about young people and giving them a home for showcasing their talent will promote positive behaviour as an alternative to violence.

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TubeTap – The app that gets Londoners refunds

TubeTap is the app that gets Londoner's refunds when the London Underground makes them late.

The app is THE SWARM's first independent project and was named an 'App of the Year' by WIRED UK.

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Mobile Solutions

Mobile News Innovation Lab

THE SWARM recently worked with students in California to develop and pitch new ideas for the use of mobile technologies to several prominent news organisations.

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Multiplatform Documentary: Francis Firebrace

THE SWARM is in development creating a multi-platform documentary about Francis Firebrace - an aboriginal storyteller who has spent the last 10 years in the UK and who will soon be making his final emotional trip back to Australia.

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