At this year’s ComplexCon, Intel used its presence to showcase some truly incredible cutting-edge technology. Their experience, dubbed Neo-Tokyo, included an interactive walkway powered by Intel RealSense cameras, a photo booth of the future in the form of Pikazo, and a virtual reality experience built in partnership with Linkin Park.
The first portion of the activation gave guests an experience that was—quite literally—hands-on. Using Intel’s RealSense technology, visitors to Neo-Tokyo could interact with art integrated within the LED walls using hand and body gestures. This interactive walkway, featured art from LA’s own Anime inspired artist, McFlyy, as well as characters created by venerable motion graphics artist, Esteban Diacono. Once consumers were on the walkway, and their gestures were within proximity of the Intel RealSense cameras, reactions in the art were triggered; such as, Esteban’s figures beginning to break dance, or McFlyy’s art illuminating then changing to show another piece. McFlyy even showed up at the convention each day to sign limited prints for his extremely excited audience. Other famous visitors of Neo-Tokyo included, Big K.R.I.T., Karreuche, Emory Jones, and more.
The final pieces of this amazing activation took place in the Japanese style pagoda at the end of the walkway, where consumers could interact with Linkin Park’s virtual reality experience and Intel’s photo booth of the future, Pikazo. In Linkin Park’s VR installation, guests were invited to create their own virtual paintings inspired by the group’s latest album, which played in the background. The activation featured 3D scans of all six members of the band, helping to literally bring the project to life. What’s more, Linkin Park members Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda were in attendance, and were able to share in the experience with fans. The end result was a technologically innovative yet deeply personal experience that allowed fans to interact with the band through cutting edge V.R.
On the flip side of the VR component was Pikazo, an Artificial Intelligence powered photo booth that allowed visitors to take a picture of themselves that gets filtered through Pikazo’s AI, and creates a digital and physical rendering of their photo as a piece of Vincent Van Gogh neon-styled art. Even further, their picture would also integrate within the interactive walkway LEDs in real time, so those consumers who took pictures with Pikazo, could then find themselves within the interactive exhibit, and take another picture with their own art in the background.
You can get a look at Intel’s amazing ComplexCon experience in the photos below, and through in-depth CNEWS feature linked, HERE.