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Sin City gets first “out-of-box” memorabilia interfaces

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It all started with a groundbreaking little Deep Zoom website, conceived and designed by Duncan/Channon, that enabled rock fans to get extremely up-close-and-personal with Hard Rock’s memorabilia collection without having to travel. The site, now featuring 1,100 priceless pieces of rock history (en route to thousands more), was an immediate popular success – and a critical one, too, winning D/C two Webby honors.

But even as development continues on still more amazing editions of the site and its widget, Hard Rock management threw down the gauntlet: get the technology “out of the box” and into the properties, starting with the new flagship cafe opening today on the Las Vegas Strip.

Working with Hard Rock’s crack technology, property-development and memorabilia teams, and our friends and software development partner Vertigo, D/C designed three new interfaces for the cafe. These include two apps for Microsoft Surface – the multi-touch, multi-user, interactive tabletop – as well as a touch-based interface for the restaurant’s 38 booths, where guests can manipulate memorabilia, peruse merchandise and vote on what video plays next in the cafe. The agency also consulted with Obscura Digital on the Rock Wall™ – a massive (18 x 4 ft.), interactive display that enables six simultaneous guests to explore Hard Rock memorabilia with their fingertips.

There’s more. And more to come. But, honestly, isn’t that enough?

Many thanks to everyone at Hard Rock HQ, the indefatigable Vertigo, Coleman Technologies, Obscura Digital and Technomedia Solutions – everyone who made this impossible project, well, possible.

Videos and links to more images after the jump.


Hard Rock memorabilia app for Microsoft Surface:


Hard Rock attract app for Microsoft Surface:


Hard Rock Booth Interactive:


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Hard Rock apps for Microsoft Surface
Hard Rock Booth Interactive
Hard Rock Memorabilia website

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