She was a Senior Artist at RUN, a New York based experimental art collaborative founded by Susan Cianciolo, which delved into all aspects of creativity: fine art, handwork, fashion, music, film, performance, books, etc. RUN exhibited at Alleged Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Creative Time's The Anchorage, Centre Georges Pompidou, Purple Institute, and Pitti Immagine. RUN collaborators included: Rita Ackerman, Aaron Rose, Mark Gonzalez, Chris Johanson, Tom Sachs, Terry Richardson, Julian LaVerdiere, Paul Myodaand, Mark Borthwick, Bless, Sonic Youth, among many others.
Additional past projects include collaborations with artist Doug Aitken for his "loaded 5x" ada'web project for the 1997 Whitney Biennial at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and "New Sexual City" installation for the 2006 Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Art in China; limited edition one-of-a-kind hand-made exhibition books for Alleged Press and Purple Institute; and commissions for designers Benjamin Cho and Bruce. She was also Senior Designer at Imitation of Christ during the Spring 2003 season.
Directed video promos for WATCHMEN, IRON MAN, and MTV. Co-directed a documentary for Eyebeam's Invisible Threads mixed reality project. Conceptualized and assistant directed videos for Nokia, in collaboration with GHAVA. Ok's films have aired on MTV and were featured in the New York Times. They have been shown at Synthetic Times at Eyebeam, LABoral Centro de Arte, FILE Electronic Language International Festival, ISEA, Big Screen Project, Itaú Cultural, NO LONGER EMPTY, Filmfest DC, video_dumbo for DUMBO Art Under The Bridge Festival, moves International Festival of Movement on Screen, New Media Caucus panel Space: The New Frontier at the National CAA, Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo, and London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
Annie Ok is a consultant specialized in creative direction, transmedia strategy, and futurology. She worked on interactive media campaigns for CLOUD ATLAS, SUPER 8, TRUE GRIT, IRON MAN, STAR TREK, AVATAR, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, SCOTT PILGRIM, KICK ASS, TRANSFORMERS, GI JOE, WOLVERINE, CHRONICLE, THE LAST AIRBENDER, LOST PLANET, and WATCHMEN which was recognized as a Webby Awards Official Honoree. Ok helped initiate groundbreaking augmented reality applications "Experience The Enterprise" for STAR TREK and "We Are Autobots" for TRANSFORMERS 2; as well as the first ever film campaign and live Q&A in Sony PlayStation Home for WATCHMEN, then STAR TREK, with numerous blockbusters to follow. Other projects include the Mattel Digital Network; MTV's vLES, the virtual Lower East Side; Brian Eno's "77 Million Paintings" in Second Life; and various undisclosed endeavors currently in stealth mode.
Ok was former Metaverse Evangelist to MTV Networks for their virtual worlds initiative.
Working with Stanford University and the Web History Center on the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, part of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Program. Creator of the interactive Timeline of Virtual Worlds.
Guest Critic at Parsons The New School for Design's LittleBigPlanet Collab game design course and MIT/Parsons' Machinima Collab game design and filmmaking course. Judge, panelist, and presenter at the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences' Machinima Film Festival.
Columbia University - B.A. [Psychology, Art History, Film Studies]
University of California, Berkeley - Summer Program [Psychology]
Stanford University - Summer Program [Political Science]
Annie Ok: “My Life as an Avatar″ in FILE Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo, July 27 – Aug 29
July 27 – August 29, 2010FIESP – Ruth Cardoso Cultural CenterAv. Paulista, 1313São Paulo, Brazil
Still from “My Life as an Avatar 03.10″ by Annie Ok
From FILE 2010:
The 11th edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival – takes place this year at Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso from July 27th to August 29th, 2010. The programme occupies the Art Gallery of SESI-SP, the FIESP Space, the Theater and the Mezzanine of the Cultural Center that hosts the exhibition with interactive installations, games, machinimas, internet artworks, performances and workshops.
Since 2000, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival constitutes an international interdisciplinary platform for the development of innovative and creative projects in the area of arts and technologies. FILE is a cultural, nonprofit organization that promotes a reflection on the main themes of the global contemporary electronic-digital context, always in a transdisciplinary vision in the political complexity of our time’s cultural universe.
Annie Ok, untitled 02.07, thread on paper, wood
DRAW: Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico – Mexico City
June 19 – August 15, 2010
Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey
Special Guest Curator: Miguel Calderon
Museum Director: Cristina Faesler
Museo de la Ciudad de México
Pino Suárez 20, Centro Histórico
Mexico City, Mexico 06010
Tel: 5542 0671
Official press release, more info, and preview of the artwork:
Announcing a new IRON MAN 2 mini-game in Sony Playstation Home. Play for a chance to win one of 10 exclusive limited edition IRON MAN armored suits.
From PPC Interactive:
On Thursday Paramount Pictures International and AUDI AG will be launching a brand new Iron Man mini-game located in the Audi Space. As the first in-world game ever made for a film in Home, this is definitely worth your time to visit!
You will have the chance to throw on the Iron Man suit and pilot your way through a tricky skyscraper obstacle course, picking up arc reactors and dodging the mines to power your way onto the leaderboard.
If you make the leaderboard, then do your best to stay on it; the Top 10 scorers (when the game closes at the end of June 2010) will be rewarded with an Iron Man suit to keep. Do you have the raw talent – or sheer dedication – to prove that you have what it takes to wear the Iron Man suit?
- SCEE PlayStation Blog: “Iron Man Flying Game Coming To PlayStation Home On Thursday”
- Kotaku: “Don The Iron Man 2 Armor In PlayStation Home”
- Joystiq: “Become Iron Man with new flying game on PlayStation Home”
- Edge Online: “Iron Man 2 Coming To PlayStation Home”
- CVG: “Iron Man 2 hits Home”
- AlphaZone4: “Iron Man 2 Flying game in PlayStation Home this week”
- PSX Extreme: “Iron Man Mini-Game Flies Onto Euro PSN This Week”
- ComicsAlliance: “‘Iron Man 2′ Games Come To iTunes & Europe’s PlayStation Home”
- PlayStation LifeStyle: “Iron Man 2 Blasting into Home”
- PlayStation Universe: “PS Home getting Iron Man 2 mini-game this week”
- Movie Buzz: “Iron Man 2 Games, Jonah Hex, Thor & More!”
Announcing I am IRON MAN 2: Augmented Reality Experience. This innovative application not only utilizes facial tracking for markerless AR but also incorporates gesture recognition, enabling you to control elements of the user interface by moving your hand in front of your webcam.
From PPC Interactive:
For this year’s early summer blockbuster, ‘IRON MAN 2’ we have delivered an Augmented Reality campaign allowing users to see themselves wearing the Iron Man and War Machine masks. We delivered a similar campaign for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but took this opportunity to really extend the technology.
As a result IAmIronMan2.com also allows users to see the HUD view that Tony has when he is Iron Man plus have a conversation with Jarvis using quotes from the movie.
But most importantly, as we live in an embeddable, shareable world, we wanted to make sure user could easily record and share themselves as Iron Man so we integrated the tech to ensure the whole experience can now be recorded and saved to social networks or to their own computer.
Watch the video above, or visit IAmIronMan2.com to try it for yourself.
PPC Interactive also created this awesome IRON MAN 2 interactive trailer:
- Marvel: “Iron Man 2: Get Inside Iron Man’s Head!”
- Mashable: “Augmented Reality Lets You Become “Iron Man””
- Gizmodo: “Be Iron Man (In Your Computer Monitor)”
- Times Online: “Exclusive clip: Iron Man 2″
- Geekosystem: “Iron Man Augmented Reality App: Come for the Helmet, Stay for the HUD”
- Tech Digest: “Try on Iron Man’s helmet with new augmented reality app”
- Ubergizmo: “Turn Yourself Into Iron Man Via Augmented Reality”
- Geeky Gadgets: “Turn Yourself Into Iron Man With This Augmented Reality App”
- VizWorld.com: “Iron Man 2 Augmented Reality Experience”
- Rama’s Screen: “Get inside the head of IRON MAN: Augmented Reality App”
- The Movie Bit: “Iron Man 2 A.Reality”
- Fashionably Geek: “Suit Up As Iron Man…Virtually”
- Multiversity Comics: “Get Inside The Head Of Iron Man”
- TOYSREVIL: “Get Inside The Head of Iron Man with *I Am Iron Man 2* (Augmented Reality App)”
- Screen Rant: “Final ‘Iron Man 2′ Viral Site & Interactive Webcam Game”
- Augmented Planet: “I Am Iron Man – AR Demo”
- Bleeding Cool: “The Iron Man Augmented Reality Unit Launched”
- GeekTyrant: “New IRON MAN 2 Featurette Focuses on Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and More IM2 Goodies”
- Pocket-lint: “Augmented reality visor revealed by Tony Stark”
- MovieViral: “Iron Man 2 Tidbits: Viral Video Could Become Trailer, Rochester Castle Projection, & Augmented Reality App”
- ComicsAlliance: “You am Iron Man With the ‘Iron Man 2: Augmented Reality Experience’”
- Digital Buzz Blog: “Iron Man 2: Augmented Reality App”
- Whiteboard Journal: “Augment your reality with Iron Man 2″
- Comic Vine: “IRON MAN 2 Apps and Virals Galore!”
- The Awesomer: “Iron Man 2 Augmented Reality”
ACCUTECH: A SUBSIDIARY OF STARK INDUSTRIES UNVEILS PROTOTYPE ‘HAZTECH’ ARM – FULL EXOSKELETON TO DEBUT AT STARK EXPO 2010 -
AccuTech: a subsidiary of Stark Industries has today given us a glimpse of the latest breakthrough in anthropo-robotics – the ‘HazTech Exoskeleton’.
Using revolutionary hyper-sensors and nano-hydraulic technology, the exoskeleton is able to detect and amplify body movement. Covering over 80% of the human body, it also protects its wearer from high impact and extreme temperatures.
Charles Healey, CEO commented: “Putting aside the obvious commercial applications of HazTech, our priority is to unlock its humanitarian potential. By better protecting the lives of peacekeepers and emergency rescue teams, we can help them save the lives of others.”
Cordco demonstrated their most recent development: the Sonic Fire Extinguisher.
Fujikawa revealed their wearable augmented reality technology: Stark HUD 2020.
From the Webby Awards:
It’s never easy to stand out in a crowd, but successful Interactive Advertising does just that. Evolving from static banners to fully engaging rich media experiences, The Webby Interactive Advertising Winners, Nominees and Honorees show how a great idea and solid technical execution can successfully work hand-in-hand on the Internet.
As a result of the superior quantity and quality of sites entered, the 14th Annual Webby Awards recognized sites and teams that demonstrated a standard of excellence.
Of the over 8000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work. Congratulations to all of our Official Honoree selections!
Announcing IRON MAN 2 in Sony PlayStation Home.
From PPC Interactive:
As many of you will have seen, the Iron Man 2 campaign kicked off in Playstation Home last week. (A special well done to the few of you that picked up something was coming from a little mention on the Official Iron Man 2 Fankit a couple of weeks ago!)
From SCEE PlayStation Blog:
Last Thursday the Audi Home Terminal in PlayStation Home updated with new Iron Man 2 terminals, where you can access a ten question quiz about the Iron Man 2 trailer. That was just the warm-up; we’re excited to announce that these terminals will soon become your entry point into an upcoming competition to meet Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau in PlayStation Home!
One lucky winner of the competition will be invited to attend a Q&A with Jon Favreau, which will take place in a private Audi personal space within Home. The event date and time will be confirmed soon, however is expected to be on the weekend beginning 23rd of April. You’ll also be bumping virtual shoulders with a selection of hand picked international journalists from online film and game sites.
Full competition details will be available soon by accessing the terminals in the Audi Home Terminal, so keep your eyes open!
Update on IRON MAN 2 Q&A from SCEE PlayStation Blog [4.22.10]:
Sadly, we have become the latest casualty of the ash plume from last week’s volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Due to circumstances beyond its control and the ongoing flight restrictions, Paramount Pictures International was earlier this week forced to cancel the London junket and world premiere of Iron Man 2 this weekend. Unfortunately this means Jon Favreau will not be able to pop into PlayStation Home for our previously announced Q&A session.
Do not be disheartened though, we have a VERY special Iron Man 2 related announcement next week.
In the meantime, head over to Home Cinema where we have three screens dedicated to Iron Man 2 content and check out the updated mini-quiz in the Audi Space – answer correctly and you can grab a free limited edition Iron Man t-shirt!
w00t! WE ARE AUTOBOTS, the augmented reality project I worked on with Picture Production Company for the TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN campaign, won “Best Web Based Augmented Reality” in Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards 2009.
From Augmented Planet:
Readers Choice Awards 2009
Announcing the 2009 Winners!
The first annual Augmented Planet Readers Choice awards are over and congratulations to all of the nominees and the winners. We asked you, the reader, to vote for your favourite example of augmented reality in 2009.
Best web based augmented reality demo
- Winner – Total Immersion (www.t-immersion.com) / PPC (www.theppc.com) and the “We Are AutoBots” demo created for the Transformers movie (www.weareautobots.com)
- Runner up – James Alliban and his Augmented Reality Business Card (blog.skive.co.uk/index.php/2009/07/20/ironic-business-card-becomes-accidental-viral)
See the full list of award winners and runners up for all the other categories here.
Thanks to Augmented Planet for holding these awards and to all their readers that voted for our project. Congratulation to Dan Light and the talented team at PPC for winning this special recognition for their hard work and innovation.