Plug-in-Play represents a playground of ideas related to how we engage our urban environments. By connecting a number of objects (some existing and some staged) in San Jose City Hall Plaza to the building facade via oversized theatrical plugs, we suggest a new type of environment wherein social interactions, citizenship, and personal activities are more dynamically reflected. As visitors interact with objects on the plaza or connect to the installation via social networks, this physical and virtual activity is registered through the projection of an abstracted urban landscape on the facade of City Hall. The resulting effect constitutes an attempt to create a more accurate representation of the vitality and complexity of our urban environments.
Principal: David Rockwell
Design Team: Joshua Walton, James Tichenor, Keetra Dixon, Brett Renfer,
Adi Marom, Tucker Viemeister, Zack Boka, Lars Berg, Ellen Haller, Chris Allick
Projection Equipment: SenovvA, Inc.
Commissioned by Zero1 and The City of San Jose
Director: Romain Gavras
Director of Photography: André Chemetoff
Editor: Walter Mauriot & Jono Griffiths
Music: "Civilization" by Justice
Sound Mix: Marco Casanova & Jerome Gonthier
Sound Studio: Boogie Studio
Agency: Sid Lee
Production: Soixan7e Quin5e
Executive Producer: Yuki Suga
Line Producer: Sybil Esterez
Production Coordinator: Rosine Chauvin
Palau is a special place. Thousands of years ago these jellyfish became trapped in a natural basin on the island when the ocean receded. Over time they evolved into a new species and their sting is no longer harmful to humans.
Film / Edit: Sarosh Jacob saroshjacob.com
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark II, Sigma 15mm Fisheye Lens and Aquatica Housing
Music: Radiohead "Nude" radiohead.com
Jellyfish Lake was featured in the new Microsoft IE9 Internet Explorer 9 TV Commercial "a more beautiful web" See here: vimeo.com/45522018
Special thanks to Keith Rivers Films, Vimeo, and the Micorsoft IE9 team!