Category Archives: @active_theory

Eye of the Stormers

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Love this companion site for Bastille’s new album ‘Wild World’. In a collaboration with Spotify this site maps the cities streaming the album and creates 3D ‘storms’ that represent the activity in those cities. Beautifully executed and playful site, that simply shows a world of activity and movement. Nice idea and fun to play with.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory).

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Adult Swim Singles 2016

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Lovely site for Adult Swim and a collection of singles from 2016. The music triggers a 3D visualisation customised for that tune, love how the background colours transition and the way each visualisation changes. Lovely design and polished interactivity, works great on mobile too, really fun and playful way of exploring a range of music.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory).

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Paper Planes

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Lovely site for those at the 2016 Google I/O, as a way for people to spend some time and interact with the large screens in the intervals. The lovely thing about it is the mechanic and the way it worked on mobile, you would create a plane, place a geo-located stamp, fold it up, rotate your phone to landscape and imitate throwing a plane – the phone would vibrate and a little ‘swoosh’ noise would play. Once launched you could then catch other planes with a net, again moving around your phone like a net to capture a plane, once you caught one – you could again unfold it and add your stamp, and again launch it back out. Such a simple, but beautifully executed & crafted experience, using all the features of your phone to create a truly mobile first experience.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory).

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Active Theory

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Lovely update to digital agency Active Theory. Nice approach to the homepage – full screen case study video clips cycle through their latest projects. Dive into the work and find a similar setup – screen captures and videos – letting you see the magic. Love the slide out projects menu on the right, fantastic scrolling effect where the mask moves quicker over the underlaying image. The site is full of detail and great interactions, animations, and transitions – love the peeking strips on projects on the project view – the main menu features a cool 3D logo – lots of cool particle rollover effects. Great attention to detail and a fantastic example of a modern, fresh and beautifully executed site.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory).

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Leap Second

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2015 saw a ‘leap second’ – everyone on earth had an extra second to play with. Android asked people to capture those moments and share with the world. The site itself is really well executed, with a great visual interface that captures the moments and themes of the submissions – with a larger video which combines all these moments into one clip. Love the 3D on this too, from the way the images enlarge and the lovely drag around interface – really works great on mobile too! Full of details and incredibly polished.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory) and Droga5 NY.

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I Will What I Want

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Interesting site for sports wear brand Under Armour. Featuring model Gisele Bundchen working out with real time comments posted on social media projected on the walls around her. Love the circular interface element allowing you to jump ahead to various parts of the video. The comments section is executed with finesse – love all the comments bubbles and the way it all transitions in. The whole site is really well crafted with good attention to detail, a slick experience.

Created by Droga5 (@droga5) and Active Theory (@active_theory).

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A Spacecraft for All

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Fascinating interactive documentary about the ISEE-3 satellite that has been in orbit since 1978. Featuring a mixture of 3d elements, film, and photography it’s a really nice approach to show the orbit and history of the satellite. There is also a live view, where you can see estimates of where the satellite is today – all shown in 3d. Love the timeline approach and the fascinating way of representing the orbit of the satellite, where it has been all in a 3d model that you can explore – nice mix of media to explain the satellite and it’s history.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory) and Philip Stockton (@illop).

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Active Theory

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Site of Active Theory a digital production house in Venice, CA. Their body of work is impressive and is wrapped up in a nicely done, nicely animated site. Love the labs section – where you can see their dabbling in Web GL / Javascript experiments – also nicely shown on the homepage with the undulating interactive circles.

Created by Active Theory (@active_theory).

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