Usagi NY


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Usagi NY, Brooklyn, NY presents PARTY’s first solo exhibition in USA, FRIENDLY FUTURES. In this exhibition, a multi-disciplinal creative lab bases in Tokyo and NY, PARTY seeks the possibilities of new pervasive technologies transformed into platforms for the connection between people and the society. The show features their 4 newly launching projects which the visitors can touch and interact with each installation. This experimental exhibition is a part of the whole creation process of PARTY and some of prototypes will be developed as real products at last. Showcasing these seeds of idea to public at Usagi NY gallery before the commercialization gives more freedom and flexibility to creators, in terms of the development of products. Usagi NY believes that it would be one of the creative approaches nowadays.
During the exhibition, Usagi NY will organize several workshops with PARTY to dig into the subject. Please refer to our social network for the details.

In the world of technology, everyone is in a rush to step forward. We want faster, smaller, smarter, and cheaper. But what if we also make the future friendlier?

FRIENDLY FUTURES is our exploration of this idea. It’s a mini-expo of PARTY creations from a more friendly future.
In this exhibition, we showcase four prototypes that embody our approach to art, commerce, and technology. They are designed to reward experimentation, increase emotional connections, and produce joy.

These projects involve some of our favorite things: dogs, books, and music. We hope you can stop by and enjoy what we’ve made.

Bookü is a book customization service that allows you & your friends to become the character of your favorite book. Using the Bookü interface, you can choose from a selection of classic books, then change the names of the main characters to the names of people you love. Once your book is filled with friends, a printed version with a personalized cover will be sent to your home.

Time Travel Radio is a music player that navigates through time. Instead of tuning in to a radio station, you dial in to a year. Time Travel Radio will play a selection of hit songs from that year, taking you back in time. You can also fill it with songs from moments in your life and explore your memories via music.

The Song Wig is a hairpiece made of earbuds that explores new ways of sharing music. When you wear the wig, other people must enter your personal space to listen to a song. Many people can listen at once, crowding around you and sharing the experience. The Song Wig makes music sharing more personal and intimate.

Disco Dog is the world’s first smartphone controlled full-color LED dog vest.
You can choose an animation or type in a message using our Disco Dog application on your smartphone. It’s a fun way to party with your dog, and also keeps her visible and safe when it’s dark out. If your dog runs too far away, the vest will show an automatic “LOST DOG” message, asking bystanders to help the lost pup find her way back.

Exploring the worlds of dogs, books, and music, they also involve some of our favorite things. We hope you enjoy what we’ve made, and please do touch the things that say “TOUCH”.



from November 20, 2015 to December 26, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-11-20 from 18:00 to 21:00

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