Memory Lane...Sky Active & Sky Gamestar iTV UI (2006 and before...)


Just came across video capture of projects I worked on a lifetime ago (well not that long, pre-2006 but it feels like a lifetime). Sky Active and Sky Gamestar on the SkyTV interactive platform.

Sky Active was a video fronted interactive TV portal that linked you to all of Sky's interactive services, and Sky Gamestar was the interactive gaming platform featuring favourites such as the ever popular Beehive Bedlam and Who wants to be a Millionaire. Brilliant to work on it all that time ago...*sniffs*



Openarch gestural 'House of the Future'

I can't get enough of these future videos, so here's the futurey film...

"Openarch is a real prototype of a smart home. The first home designed from scratch to incorporate a digital layer connecting the house and its elements to the Internet. Its inhabitants lead a new digital and connected life. It is flexible and thanks to its ability to transform, it can adapt to any condition that the user requires."

And here's how they're actually building it...

Found via http://www.fastcodesign.com/1668940/openarch-builds-house-of-the-future-fille...

Hyper 1980's Motion Graphics

This collection is so bad it's good, enjoy...

VIDEODROME (1983) Trailer with hyper '80s graphics for the David Cronenberg classic

JVC - Time Rider - Computer Dreaming (1981)
Unbelievably painfully cheesy video effects demo from JVC circa 1981. They suffered for their art - now it's your turn. 

Quest (1985)
Computer animated short from 1985 featured gratuitous amounts of ray tracing, rendered on a network of 108 Apollo Workstations.

Star Rider (1983)
Background visuals from the hybrid laserdisc/CG arcade game "Star Rider." (watch from 46 seconds onwards...)

Bio-Sensor (1984) / Sio-Benbor (1988)
(This is very odd!) Two shorts for the price of one! Bio-Sensor (1984) is a surreal Japanese film notable for its early use of primitive motion capture, using profile and head-on films of a tiger walking (a la Muybridge). Sio-Benbor (1988) is a French parody notable for having a really cute kitty cat.

Brilliance (1985)
...And now for the obligitary sexy female robot