Working with collaborators around the world to remake reality by pushing the limits of mobile technology.
Reckless Racing: For Real3.5.2012
Our version of Reckless Racing 2 keeps all the classic gameplay and handling with one important difference– we used real cars. Learn MorePixelbite: Reckless Racing: For RealLearn MoreBack to Video @pixelbite
Reckless Racing: For RealPixelbite’s smash hit Reckless Racing 2 was so successful it nearly melted their servers when it launched. Car-hacker/engineer Dr. James Brighton was inspired, and set out to recreate the popular game in real life, connecting the game’s smartphone controls to actual cars.Then Martin Noriander, co-founder of Pixelbite, faced off against Hunter Skipworth,expert gamer and journalist forPocket-Lint. The showdown happened at Bentwaters, an abandoned cold war airbase. The result was mobile-controlled dirt-track drifting on scale never before seen.Pixelbite uses the Xperia PLAY
Go Wide Or Go Home2.12.2012Joergen Geerds: Go Wide Or Go HomeLearn MoreBack to Video
Go Wide Or Go HomeJoergen Geerds is in search of the big picture, literally. As a panoramic photographer, he’s traveled the world capturing perfect 360 degree images. With Xperia, he set out to widen even that angle.
To get the broadest shot possible, he built the first-ever smartphone powered 360 degree video recording rig. Using a 3D printer to manufacture a custom-made cradle, 6 wirelessly linked Xperia neo phones, and the mountain biking talents of Mark Sevenoff,Joergen was able to capture the beauty of the Utah desert from every angle.
Click the link to see every angle of the world’s first 360 degree interactive video shot exclusively with smart phones.Joergen Geerds uses the Xperia neo
The Invisible Universe12.14.2011
What color is the night sky? Black? Sure, to the untrained eye. But with Xperia arc and Dr. Peek’s latest app, you can view the heavens in all their invisible glory: X-rays, gamma rays, far infrared, and more. Learn MoreDr. Joshua Peek: The Invisible UniverseLearn MoreBack to Video
Dr. Joshua Peek:
The Invisible UniverseDr. Joshua Peek is currently a Hubble Fellow at Columbia University, where he studies the gaseous structure of galaxies.
Dr. Peek wanted to create a way for other people to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, so he built an app that showed the heavens in all their invisible glory: Gamma rays, X-rays, optical, far infrared, and radio wavelengths.This app uses huge, full sky maps from data captured by all sorts of telescopes, from tiny satellites orbiting earth to gigantic radio telescopes in Australia, and assembled by astronomers around the world. Download the app and experience it for yourself.Dr. Joshua Peek uses the Xperia arc
It’s not the set-up for a joke — Illutron’s Collaborative Interactive Art Studio is literally on a boat. Which is where they hosted a three-day Xperia Studio Hack-A-Thon for code crackers of all levels. With flamethrowers. Learn MoreIllutron: A Boatload of InventorsLearn MoreBack to Video @illutron
A Boatload of InventorsIllutron is a collaborative interactive art studio located on a barge. If you’re wondering, they bought it for a bargain price when it was a rusted out hulk. It’s nicer now.
Illutron hosted a three-day Hack-A-Thon, inviting programmers of all levels to show that a device could go further and accomplish more than the task it was designed for.
In their hands, mobile devices steered boats, powered secret messages that flashed from the backs of moving bikes, and triggered flame cannons in the pursuit of night time photography. Boundaries were broken and eyebrows singed. For science.Illutron uses the Xperia PLAY
The visitation will not be televised. Tom Harper shoots a terrifyingly real alien invasion film entirely on an Xperia arc s. Learn MoreTom Harper: The SwarmLearn MoreBack to Video @tomharps
The SwarmTom Harper is the BAFTA-nominated British director behind The Scouting Book for Boys, This is England '86, and The Borrowers. His latest work, The Swarm, was co-written by Geoff Bussetil and Daniel Kaluuya and is a terrifying tale of alien invasion, made exclusively for Xperia Studio.Tom challenged himself to direct a high-quality short with just a few actors, a script, and a handful of Xperia arc s phones. To bring his vision to the screen, Tom built a cradle for thephones, rigging them up to a tripod and professional monitors. Many shots were captured freestyle, even giving the phones to the actors in order to capture unique perspectives.Tom Harper uses the Xperia arc s
Torey Kish rides with ‘Act Like You Know,’ a BMX crew known for their web videos, riding trailers, and interviews. But now they’re showing off in a whole new way. Learn MoreTorey Kish: ScannedLearn MoreBack to Video @alykcru
ScannedTo most of us, one flight of stairs is pretty much like another. To Torey and ALYK, every stair offers unique opportunities and challenges. They scour New York with their phones, searching for the perfect geography to show off their skills. Then they geo-tag the spot so they can find it again.Rather than just capture their tricks on film, this time they posted QR codes around each site, and tagged the spot on a map. So now you can see them do their thing in a whole new way, watching a trick in front of the set-up it was performed on, from every angle.Torey Kish uses the Xperia arc
Most people will do anything to keep their electronics dry. Ed Sloane throws his in the ocean. Discover the methods behind this Aussie surf photographer's search for the perfect shot of the perfect wave. Learn MoreEd Sloane: Going DeeperLearn MoreBack to Video
Going DeeperEd Sloane used to spend all his time surfing. Then he got into surf photography, which means these days he carries his camera and phone as much as his board.
Sloane uses his Xperia to track tides, currents, and more in an effort to predict where the picture perfect surf will appear next. Which means it often sends him trekking through rainforests, around rocks, and past koalas in pursuit of that next shot.His goal is to capture the wild, natural beauty of Australia's Victoria coast, which he calls home. And maybe, if he has time, to get in some surfing as well.Ed Sloane uses the Xperia neo
Patch A Signal8.8.2011
Ah, Paris. The sights. The food. The sampled micro-beats made from everyday sounds arranged by Bel Linquist into an interactive music video. Enjoy this love song backed by the sounds of the City of Lights. Learn MoreBel Linquist: Patch A SignalLearn MoreBack to Video @bellinquist
Patch A SignalBel Linquist doesn’t like the term “artist.” She prefers “psychic alchemist.” But after you’ve created paintings that brainwash their viewers and sold customized lo-fi love songs, you can pretty much call yourself whatever you want.
Bel wanted to prove that the everyday didn't have to be ordinary. So she took an Xperia and toured Paris for a few days, collecting the sort of sounds people rarely pay attention to.Then she turned them into something extraordinary: a unique song built from common sound samples.She says all her songs are love songs. But this is the first love song she's composed using the sounds of the City of Lights.Bel Linquist uses the Xperia arc
Shoot and Move On8.1.2011
Follow James Dodd and Peter Dench as they capture candid moments in public spaces. Then check out the work of those they inspired. Learn MoreJames Dodd: Shoot and Move OnLearn MoreBack to Video @StreetReverb
Shoot and Move OnTo James Dodd and Peter Dench, street photography is about capturing candid moments in public spaces. Inspired by the concept of remaking reality, James used his Street Reverb magazine to launch a contest asking for photographs that remade the reality of the street.
The resulting images show the familiar in a new light. They explore the modern act of photography, the real and imagined stories that photographic reflections can show us,and ultimately: the changing face of the UK high street. Click the link below to view the winning entries.James Dodd uses the Xperia ray