With curiosity and technology, these artists explore the “spirit of being”
What does it mean to be alive in an era where technology, media, economic disparity, diversity, global health, and the climate crisis are part of our everyday lives and conversations? Meet six pioneering artists who are using technology to explore these themes in Spirit of Being, a virtual and in-person immersive art experience hosted by The Microsoft Garage in partnership with cultural agency Hatchers.
Experimental artist Moses Sumney just wants you to feel
This eclectic artist with a dizzying range has tapped the Azure Kinect DK to foster a powerful connection to his audiences.
Interscope Records artists take their live shows to the next level
The Last Artful, Dodgr and Elah Hale experiment with the new Azure Kinect DK.
rag & bone elevates the catwalk with technology
rag & bone’s Fashion Week show reveals the potential Azure Kinect DK holds for immersing audiences in new fashion experiences.
Accelerating the future of fashion
Student entrepreneurs at London College of Fashion, UAL harness innovation across mixed reality, AI, and IoT to transform and disrupt the industry for the future.
Teaching the stars to dance
R&B artist NAO uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch an interactive music video that brings fans’ zodiac constellations to life
Music x Technology: Alison Wonderland
DJ and producer Alison Wonderland needed a compact performance kit to power fantastical, next-level visuals on her worldwide tour. The solution: a Surface-powered kit that she and her VJ can control onstage.
Music x Technology: Interactive Artist Portraits at KEXP
Interactive Artist Portraits was a presentation of artist and Satellite Lab founder Carlo Van de Roer’s interactive images. Commissioned by Microsoft, each portrait celebrates a forward-thinking artist who has created innovative work using Microsoft technology.
Inside the music of Matthew Dear
Experiencing DELQA, visitors to the NEW INC. Gallery, the New Museum’s pop-up project space, found themselves absorbed in—and playing with—an endlessly shifting dreamscape of sound, light, and color.