The Technology Behind Sandbox
As is typical at any agency we live a life dictated by client work. Devote yourself to this project for three months, hop on that one for two, support another one for six weeks— sometimes all in development in parallel. Most of the time we’re learning new and innovative things along way, and often we’re not allowed to disclose any specifics of how we’re applying them. The result is a department full of people who are experts in innovative tech stacks, but we can’t take direct ownership of the products we’ve created with them, and once we’ve moved on to new and different projects, this expertise can sadly fade. So when some projects wrap, we’re left with a burning desire to take our new skills, combine them with our own ideas and things we’d like to create, and run with it to make the most of our temporary expertise. Sandbox is an excellent example of this phenomenon.
Development, Fabrication, Strategy, News · Sep 03, 2015
Our Studio Warning Light
Uncorked's offices are housed in the Eastbank Building, a beautiful old renovated 4-story industrial in the heart of Portland, Oregon. With an office full of busy creatives, a nearby rail line with several trains a day rumbling by, and one very vocal coffee machine, quiet can be a very precious resource. When the production team headed into the conference room-turned-recording booth to record our podcast With Intent, we needed an efficient way of giving the all-quiet. Enter our on-air warning light. A fixture (pun intended) of radio stations and recording studios around the world, it's an immediately recognizable request for silence to everyone in the area. We’re an office of experimenters and early adopters, and our take on this iconic piece of studio kit is decidedly modern.
Development, Fabrication · Aug 27, 2015
DIY Mineral Water
Here at Uncorked we often take things apart to see how they work, gain insight into the difference between competing products, or to try to modify them. Sometimes this happens as part of a project. Other times these explorative activities are drive by our curiosity and thirst for knowledge. That said, let’s talk about water.
Fabrication, News, Development · Aug 24, 2015
Development · Aug 18, 2015
Introducing Charles Vestal
We're pleased to announce that Charles Vestal has joined Uncorked Studios as Executive Producer.
News · Aug 10, 2015
Amplifying a Voice
As the latest destination for Magnum Photos’ ongoing Postcards From America project, Portland hosted a number of photographers, including Susan Meiselas and Alec Soth, for nearly two weeks of photography and projects. Uncorked was honored to help Magnum reimagine the VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project as part of their ongoing effort to collaborate with the community.
Strategy, News, Design · Jun 25, 2015
Towards a More Diverse and Inclusive Culture
Uncorked Studios has joined members of the Portland tech community in signing a public pledge to improve its workplace diversity.
News · Jun 24, 2015
Welcome Joel Morrissette
Joel Morrissette joins Uncorked Studios as Director of Technology. His background in open hardware and software as well as his time at Intel's New Business Initiatives Group make him a welcome addition to our development team.
News, Development · Jun 23, 2015
Welcome Amanda Trost
Uncorked is pleased to welcome Amanda Trost, Resource Manager / Producer to the team!
News · Jun 17, 2015
ThingWeek and the (Very Old) Magic of Smarter Things
May 16th marks the beginning of the first ThingWeek here in Portland. What started as an effort to create a simple hackathon has blossomed over months into a city-wide week of events all focused on connecting people and advancing the conversation around the Internet of Things.
Strategy, Design, News · May 01, 2015