X Ambassadors reimagine the music video, without video
Inspired by keyboardist Casey Harris, who was born with low vision, rockers X Ambassadors set out to create an audio-only music video.
What’s in a laugh?
Laugh Battle, at the new National Comedy Center, uses artificial intelligence to detect when your opponent laughs. We invited some of our favorite comics to test it out.
Artist Mel Chin shows us a world where climate change has gone unchecked
Conceptual artist and activist Mel Chin collaborated with Microsoft to create a site-specific mixed reality experience in NYC's Times Square.
I’m SassyBlack: meet the artist
Here, the soul singer writes about her method for making beats and how music has cultivated confidence in her life.
Envisioning the future of sustainable cities
To celebrate Earth Day, virtual reality artists around the world were asked to create their vision for a sustainable city of the future using the Samsung HMD Odyssey on Windows Mixed Reality.
Art beyond borders
Vital works of Cuban art were digitally recreated in 3D to bring them overseas, thanks to a new mixed reality experience from Microsoft and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO).
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.
Inside the Music of Neon Indian
The boogying apparitions that came to life behind Neon Indian were generated in real time, based on the band’s movement data as picked up by the Kinect — and with distinctive designs to match the style of each track.
Music x Technology: Broods
New Zealand band Broods released a tech-driven music video for their latest single, “Heartlines”, using the Microsoft Band. The fitness tracker measured lead-singer Georgia Nott’s heart rate as she performed in the video, translating her biodata and energy into a stunning geometric display.