Oceanic Preservation Society teams up with Obscura Digital for The Heist

Thursday , August 30, 2012 / 16:11 PST

Support our project on Kickstarter today!

Obscura Digital is teaming up with the Oceanic Preservation (OPS), producers of the Academy Award winning documentary movie, The Cove, as they launch a bold new mission called The Heist, which will serve as the climax of their next documentary about the thousands of species that are blinking out before our eyes. It’s estimated that half the species on the planet could disappear by the end of this century. But not if we can help it. Please support our project on Kickstarter today.


Obscura’s Show featured in the San Francisco Examiner

Tuesday , August 21, 2012 / 13:57 PST

“Corazon Under the Dome” at the San Francisco Westifled Center

“Westfield San Francisco Centre puts on a really big light show: San Francisco-
based Obscura, which has wrapped buildings with fluid blends of sound and
image, bathes the elegant three-story space in a seamless blend of era-spanning
imagery and music. Every half-hour this summer, Westfield San Francisco
Centre’s landmark dome comes alive with “Corazon Under the Dome,” a free
light spectacle saluting The City, created by Obscura Digital.
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Travis Threlkel, CCO of Obscura, to present on Digital Projection Mapping at Event Innovation Forum

Thursday , August 09, 2012 / 14:14 PST

Javits Convention Center, New York, October 24, 2012

Travis Threlkel, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Obscura Digital will be
delivering a presentation on digital projection mapping. “This is one of the coolest
new technologies to come along in years, and Travis is a true leader in this field,”

said Howard Givner, Executive Director of the Event Innovation Forum. “We’re
excited to have him show some examples of what it’s capable of, and to explain
to marketers what they need to know to implement this in their own events.”
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Obscura appears on the cover of this months’ ZILLION Business Review Magazine

Wednesday , August 01, 2012 / 14:22 PST

“See things in a new way”

ZILLION Business Review, an international magazine providing business
news and in-depth reports on trends, strategy and technological developments
in the global business community, featured Obscura and some of it’s recent
groundbreaking creative visual spaces and displays including the Sheikh Zayed
Mosque, Guggenheim Museum, and Facebook Connections.
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Obscura becomes a Certified Green Business

Friday , July 06, 2012 / 15:00 PST

Obscura Digital is proud to be recognized as a Certified SF Green Business!

Obscura Digital is proud to be officially recognized as a Certified San Francisco Green Business! Obscura’s team of artists, technologists, and musicians have worked diligently to reduce the company’s electron consumption, re-engineer its solid waste stream to ensure effective recycling, eliminate all toxic cleaning products, and institute a strict environmental purchasing policy. Currently Obscura offers carbon offset packages for all of its live events and is working on similar programs for permanent installations. Obscura is dedicated to promoting a carbon neutral digital age.


Obscura Delivers Message to the World by Transforming Architectural Landmark for Code REDD at Rio+20

Thursday , June 21, 2012 / 14:36 PST

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UAE 40th Anniversary Projections

Friday , December 16, 2011 / 18:56 PST
Obscura mesmerizes thousands with mosque and fort Shows in Abu Dhabi.


Facebook Networks Become A Living Light Show

Monday , October 31, 2011 / 15:06 PST
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World’s Coolest Office

Friday , October 14, 2011 / 9:11 PST

Obscura’s SF headquarters wins Architizer global competition.

The results are in for the annual World’s Coolest Office competition. Co-sponsored by Architizer, Inc., and Autodesk. Obscura’s San Francisco headquarters, designed by IwamotoScott Architecture, was selected as the 2011 winner.
Inc.com’s feature
The finalists


Health Care Innovation

Friday , October 07, 2011 / 9:29 PST

Fast Company likes our opportunities in the health care industry.
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Connections for Facebook

Thursday , September 22, 2011 / 9:42 PST

Physical social graph mapping project unveiled at F8.

Obscura Digital created a physical, social, augmented reality experience dubbed “Connections” at F8, Facebook’s developer’s conference. Attendees swipe in to the experience using their RFID enabled event badge. Multiple overhead projectors map visuals to the floor and an array of 3D cameras are used to reliably track any number of people within the space.


Travis Threlkel Named One of the Most Innovative Event Pros

Wednesday , May 11, 2011 / 14:58 PST
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26 Story Projection for Coca-Cola

Friday , May 06, 2011 / 17:33 PST

The tallest and brightest projection display to date.

Obscura Digital achieves the tallest and brightest projection display to date, for the Coca-Cola Company’s 125th Anniversary event on May 6, 2011. Obscura Digital beamed a high-resolution cinematic show reaching 26 stories high on all 4 sides of the Coca-Cola Tower at their headquarters in Atlanta, GA.


YTSO at the Sydney Opera House

Monday , March 21, 2011 / 0:29 PST

Media from the event.

An amazing night at the YouTube Symphony Orchestra event in Sydney, Australia. A growing list of articles and blogs are chiming in:
Sydney Herald
Seattle Times


CueLight Wins CommArts Annual

Tuesday , March 08, 2011 / 16:29 PST

Our interactive pool table tops the entertainment category.

Obscura win recognition for the CueLight Interactive Pool Table in this year’s Communication Arts Interactive Annual.
“A delightful and innovative addition to a classic game that’s guaranteed to draw eyes.” —Adrian Belina (CommArts Judge)


Obscura wins a Silver Pencil

Tuesday , February 22, 2011 / 14:00 PST

YouTube Play at the Guggenheim wins One Show Silver.

The One Club, the world’s foremost non-profit organization devoted to elevating creative work in the industry awards the best in branded entertainment. The One Show Entertainment Awards recognized our YouTube Play event at the Guggenheim Museum with a Silver Pencil Award. Obscura wrapped both the interior and exterior surfaces of the iconic building with real-time 3D graphics and processed event video for the inaugural YouTube Play awards event. See photos/videos and learn more about the event here.


Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby

Wednesday , December 15, 2010 / 21:39 PST

Introducing the interactive billboard

The “Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby” is an integrated marketing campaign which challenges locals to play LCD touch-screen games at 20 high-traffic Muni shelters scattered around San Francisco. This innovative campaign boasts the first-ever interactive digital transit shelters in the U.S. From the early stages of the conception process, the Obscura Digital Team played a leadership role in the consultation, design, and creation of the system’s specialized digital content management system and real-time user-metrics collection system. Obscura Digital also developed and implemented the innovative process integrity service which dials in remote access control for each screen and monitors and updates critical content. The Obscura / Clear Channel Program is projected to grow to over 100 displays by Q2 2011.



Friday , April 16, 2010 / 10:44 PST

Grooving in the Desert

Obscura assisted in an event launch for Microsoft’s new phone, the KIN. Featuring our 65” mFrame multitouch display, the KIN lounge provided concert goer’s at the Coachella Music Festival a break from the desert elements. Besides the welcomed air conditioning, they provided an interactive space for the music lovers to strike a pose and have their image pop-up instantly onto the touch screen.


RockWall wins CommArts Annual

Monday , March 01, 2010 / 13:32 PST

The Hard Rock Cafe RockWall wins prestigious recognition.

The Hard Rock Cafe RockWall just won the prestigious 2010 Communication Arts Interactive Annual award for entertainment. Details can be found at Communication Arts or in the forthcoming print magazine.

“The physical space has barely been tapped and the RockWall is a perfect example of what’s to come. Beautiful design, animation and a huge achievement.” —Mathew Ranauro (one of the judges)


Photography + multitouch = a sweet presentation

Tuesday , February 16, 2010 / 11:40 PST

Photographer Alexx Henry uses Obscura tech to show off his work.

LA-based photographer Alexx Henry uses our 52” HD multitouch display to show off his photos and motion reels.


NY Daily News Features Cuelight

Friday , January 22, 2010 / 14:56 PST

Obscura’s cuelight and immersion tech gets talked up in the NY Daily News.


Nexus One introduced – Obscura style

Wednesday , January 06, 2010 / 14:25 PST

Who else but Obscura could come up with something like this?

Google wanted to introduce the Nexus One. Who else but Obscura could come up with something like this? Check it Out Here.


LA Times on the Cube

Tuesday , December 08, 2009 / 14:28 PST

The C02 Cube is unveiled in Copenhagen.

The C02 Cube, Obscura’s collaboration with Millenium Art and Christophe Cornubert, is unveiled in Copenhagen.


C02 Cube

Tuesday , December 01, 2009 / 14:30 PST

Need help visualizing your carbon footprint?

Check out Obscura’s upcoming installation in Copenhagen…


Biz Bash Awards

Thursday , October 22, 2009 / 11:39 PST

Obscura takes home best use of technology for YTSO/Carnegie Hall.

Obscura took home the “Best Use of Technology” from the Biz Bash Awards for the YTSO event that immersed Carnegie Hall in multi-channel projections.


Esquire House

Tuesday , October 20, 2009 / 11:41 PST

Obscura brings technology to Soho’s Esquire House.


Hard Rock Cafe Grand Opening

Thursday , October 15, 2009 / 11:44 PST

Rock Wall Premieres at the HRC Launch

Obscura’s technology featured at Hard Rock Cafe Grand Opening!


Gizmodo Features the Cuelight

Friday , September 18, 2009 / 11:45 PST

Our new pool table gets some more press.

Obscura’s Cuelight featured in gizmodo’s tech blog.


Rock Wall

Monday , August 10, 2009 / 11:52 PST

Hard Rock International Representatve loves the Rock Wall.

“I have seen a lot of cool technology, but this still makes my jaw drop whenever I see it in person.” Said Joe Tenczar, CIO for Hard Rock International, when discussing the 18’ multi-touch wall Obscura created for them.


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