So apparently HP has whipped up some new fancy-pants video conferencing technology called “Halo.” I was a little disappointed to discover it’s not a first-person shooter approach to video chat, but it does look neat.
Personally, I’m more interested in the series of six promotional videos created by Tennant (with The Ebeling Group) that run on two side-by-side HD displays in the Halo demo suites of HP’s offices. Each video plays with the ideas of communication, synchronization and productivity. But these aren’t staid corporate marketing concoctions of buzzwords floating against ethereal graphic beds; they are strange, whimsical, character-driven animations that show HP is honestly trying to do something different (at least with their promotional materials).
They’re a little on the small side, but they’re worth checking out:
Watch “Floating People”
Watch “One Big Here”
Watch “Speechbubbles Body Langauge”
Watch “Speechbubbles Sidebars”
Or watch them all here on Ebeling’s site.
Audio by johnnyrandom.