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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Yaun’

A-Trak Steps In to Provide Soundtrack for Latest Sid Lee/Adidas Work

Nothing like a little beat-dropping to wind down the day. So, let’s let Montreal native and renowned producer/mixmaster DJ A-Trak (just watch this from 16 years ago) do his thing for a minute in a new Sid Lee spot for adidas Originals, which is part of a larger global campaign for the brand called “Unite All Originals.”

While the days of Daft Punk, Snoop and David Beckham joining forces in the name of geekdom may have long since gone, the party continues in Sid Lee’s world with the aid of A-Trak, retro visuals by French artist SoMe (who also directs the clip) and a horde of hip youths. And, thanks to the clever editing and digital production work from partners such as B-Reel Stockholm, the interplay between music and visuals provides for a fairly hypnotic experience. Hey, we’ll take this over the usual late afternoon stupor any day. Credits after the jump.

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Philips’ ‘Wake-up Light’ Could Make You a Morning Person

Odds are, waking up this morning was no easy task. After all, if the Lord Almighty wanted us to work on Mondays, then why would he schedule NFL games on Sundays? Something doesn’t add up.

As the northern hemisphere runs full-speed towards winter’s shorter days and longer nights, Philips claims it has technology to make grumpy snooze button-pushers into actual “morning people,” and it’s enlisting the help of its agency, Tribal DDB Amsterdam, to create a social campaign for its experimental “Wake-up Light.” Testing for the product began last year in the Norwegian town aptly named Longyearbyen, where a population of a little over 2000 qualifies it for the northernmost settlement in the world (video below). As Longyearbyen is plunged into complete darkness for about four months a year, Philips gave the town’s residents its “Wake-up Light” to simulate natural sunlight. From testers’ reviews, it seems that the light was pretty successful, and Longyearbyen-ers reported a better wake-up experience.

Now, Philips and Tribal DDB are asking volunteers to take the “Wake-up Light” challenge using social media. An app on Philips’ Facebook page not only categorizes what sort of a “morning person” a user is, but it asks willing participants to take place in a 21-day experiment with the Wake-up Light, tracking their progress on an iPhone app that tests alertness, mood and ease of getting out of bed. Philips boasts that the “Wake-app” is “the first consumer-facing app to feature tests undertaken in sleep laboratories and clinical studies.”

Full results from the study are set to be released in November. If you’re a skeptic and a slow-riser like myself, you have to admit you’re at least a little interested to see if this experiment goes as planned. View the Arctic experiment below and credits after the jump.

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