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The art scene continues to expand with creative personal influences and technological aids. Showcasing how artists are turning to installations, live performances and interactive shows for creative expression, Trend Hunter’s live arts category demonstrate how interactive elements are serving to reinvent how art is perceived and enjoyed.
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Sound-Sharing AR Tattoos
Sound-Sharing AR Tattoos
Funhouse Tattoo & Skin Motion are Sharing Soundwave Tattoos
San Diego-based Funhouse Tattoo and augmented reality app Skin Motion joined forces to make it possible for people to get next-gen AR tattoos that are paired with sounds. Skin Motion is an augmented... MORE
Multi-Sensory Theater Experiences
Multi-Sensory Theater Experiences
IKEA and Sonos are Exploring the Impact of Sound on Emotions
IKEA and Sonos, which came together to create the Symfonisk speaker-lamp, are now teaming up to share an immersive theater experience to give visitors the chance to explore how sound impacts their... MORE
Collaborative Robot Paintings
Collaborative Robot Paintings
Bombay Sapphire's Painted by Everyone is a Crowdsourced Art Project
As part of the #FindYourCanvas campaign, Bombay Sapphire is inviting people to tap into their inner artist and get creative by contributing to a crowdsourced art installation in Los Angeles. As of... MORE
Colorful Ice Cream Museums
Colorful Ice Cream Museums
New York City is Getting Its Own Three-Story Museum of Ice Cream
Ice cream enthusiasts can now rejoice thanks to the new, three-story Museum of Ice Cream debuting in New York. The massive museum has been in the making for three years but will open this fall at... MORE
Augmented Reality Art Tours
Augmented Reality Art Tours
Apple & the New Museum Take Urban Art to the Digital Environment
Apple joins forces with the New Museum in New York City for an interactive augmented reality art experience across six major cities. AR and other mixed-realities have become quite of interest in... MORE
Music Festival-Inspired Shoes
Music Festival-Inspired Shoes
Nice Kicks x adidas UltraBOOST Boast a Pair of Psychedelic Sneakers
The Nice Kicks x adidas UltraBOOST collaboration realizes a pair of psychedelic sneakers to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most legendary events in music history — Woodstock. The... MORE
Theatrical Retail Experiences
Theatrical Retail Experiences
The House of SHOWFIELDS Merges Art, Retail and Theater
House of SHOWFIELDS is being introduced as “the future of retail,” offering a unique way for consumers to interact with products as never before. Over the last few years, Millennial-... MORE
Sculptural Dancer-Friendly Pillars
Sculptural Dancer-Friendly Pillars
Concrete Choreography is a Stunning Project by ETH Zurich
Students from ETH Zurich have launched a project called ‘Concrete Choreography’ that offers a visual embellishment, as well as a functional space to act as an alternative stage for... MORE
Cultural Stay
Hotels stand out from the competition by focusing on artsy experiences
Implications - Offering greater value in the increasingly competitive hospitality market, hotels are turning to cultural and artistic touches in order to attract the attention of travelers. By pivoting to experiences that businesses like home-shares can't easily replicate, these businesses protect themselves while helping to develop their brands.
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Chic Industrial-Style Office Spaces
Chic Industrial-Style Office Spaces
Dominic McKenzie Architects Focus on Modernity for Tap Music
The industrial-style office space by Dominic McKenzie Architects is a contemporary dream. The project was an extension of the working environment of Tap Music — the “music management company... MORE
20 Interactive Exhibitions
20 Interactive Exhibitions
From Whimsical Gown Exhibits to DIY Radio Station Installations
Interactive exhibitions have the power to pull the audience closer to artworks, performances, and installations. The act of engagement creates a more memorable experience and a message that can be... MORE
Lunar Outdoor Galleries
Lunar Outdoor Galleries
The Museum of the Moon is Popping Up Under a Toronto Expressway
Luke Jerram’s The Museum of the Moon is now open for just a few days in Toronto and it can be found at the Bentway, the public space and outdoor gallery beneath the city’s Gardiner Expressway.... MORE
Silent Library Concerts
Silent Library Concerts
The Toronto Public Library's 'Quiet Concerts' Require Headphones
This fall, the Toronto Public Library is hosting a series of experimental music performances called Quiet Concerts with its artist-in-residence Christopher Willes. Unlike a regular concert... MORE
Creativity-Focused Radio Communities
Creativity-Focused Radio Communities
Transmission Roundhouse Offers a Space for Culture Makers
The term ‘culture makers’ is strongly affiliated with the concept of creativity. However, in a world that is driven by product development, technological innovation, and so on, it could... MORE
Multi-Sensory Gemstone Installations
Multi-Sensory Gemstone Installations
The Gemfields VOID Exhibition Shows Large-Scale Projects
Gemfields’ VOID exhibition offers a different perspective on precious gemstones in a multi-sensory setting that shares large-scale projections inside gemstones. Gemields created the... MORE
Net-Covered Educational Event Spaces
Net-Covered Educational Event Spaces
Divooe Zein Architects Repurposes This Abandoned Building
Divooe Zein Architects creates an educational event space that will benefit residents and visitors of Taiwan. Located in the Shangri-La Park in Miaoli, the destination will provide ample... MORE
play_circle_filled Meditative Nature Installations
Meditative Nature Installations
Ecoterica Surreally Awakens the Senses with Kaleidoscopic Visuals
At the InfoComm technology conference, visitors had the opportunity to step into an imaginative nature installation called ‘Ecoterica’ that was created by Epson and experiential design... MORE
Ballet-Inspired Fitness Classes
Ballet-Inspired Fitness Classes
The Extension Room Boasts an Interesting Approach to Working Out
The Extension Room was conceived and launched by choreographer and professional dancer Jennifer Nichols, who harnessed her extensive expertise in the field to bring about a new mode of workout.... MORE
3D Projection Tea Experiences
3D Projection Tea Experiences
Waldorf Astoria Beijing's Into Deep Space Afternoon Tea is Immersive
Into Deep Space is an interactive and immersive new afternoon tea experience at Waldorf Astoria Beijing that invites people to explore the world beyond Earth through 3D projections. In collaboration... MORE
Branded Zero Likes Campaigns
Branded Zero Likes Campaigns
Kahlúa's 'Zero Likes Given' Campaign is an Exhibit of Unliked Posts
The liqueur brand Kahlúa recently announced the debut of a new campaign—Zero Likes Given— that features Instagram posts that received zero likes. The campaign features actress Jackie... MORE
Futuristic Concert Hall Designs
Futuristic Concert Hall Designs
Steven Holl's Zinc-Clad Building is a Future-Forward Addition
A stunning, futuristic zinc-clad building was conceived through the collaborative efforts of Steven Holl Architects and Prague-based Architecture Acts. Envisioned as a fully functioning concert hall,... MORE
play_circle_filled Shipping Container Cameras
Shipping Container Cameras
Photographer Brendan Barry's Container Camera is Fully Functional
Photographer and educator Brendan Barry—who is known for making cameras out of unconventional objects and spaces—created the Container Camera as a fully functional camera that also doubles as a... MORE
Imperfect Photo Galleries
Imperfect Photo Galleries
The Zero Likes Given Exhibition Provides an Escape Social Pressures
The Zero Likes Given exhibition by Kahlua is popping up in New York City for just two days at the end of July, offering people the chance to look at social media photos that were posted to Instagram... MORE
Female-Focused Festival Toilets
Female-Focused Festival Toilets
Lapee is Designed to Help Alleviate Long Waits for the Bathroom
Festival toilets are a tricky category. Due to the sheer volume of use, it is often hard to keep them clean and it is the case that one needs to wait for longer periods of time to use a stall —... MORE
Iceberg-Inspired Opera Buildings
Iceberg-Inspired Opera Buildings
Henning Larsen Designs a Waterfront Performance Venue in China
The new opera building in Hangzhou, China takes design cues from the aesthetics of an iceberg. Located on the city’s waterfront, the architecture is the work of Henning Larsen. The practice... MORE