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The Manifestations Microsite is our database of innovative research on Products/ Campaigns/ Social Phenomena around the world, delivered daily from our global Streetscapes Network. We’re highlighting 10 examples out of hundreds to give you a taste of the insights our Streetscapers deliver.

Streetscapers can be solicited for bespoke research projects, delivering consultative perspectives of the on-the-ground realities behind typical market research. Streetscapers also provide regular cultural insights that enhance our Global & U.S. Subscription content.

BIOLUMINESCENT FOOD & DRINK

London-based experiential food designers Bompas and Parr have collaborated with Nakamura.ke to produce a mobile kitchen of glow in the dark food and drink. The pop-up opened in Atlanta and will travel to LA, London, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo later this year.

YOGA TOWELS FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS

Sora creates towels by recycling materials. A Sora towel will contain around 8 recycled plastic bottles and they follow the Global Recycle Standard.

The Posh Club

The Posh Club is a nightclub for over 60s, produced by stalwarts from London’s queer scene.

Tmall Genie

Tmall Genie is a smart voice-controlled speaker powered by AliGenie, the latest human-computer interaction platform of AliGroup.

Stress-Detecting Mouse

This mouse, designed by Alps Electric co., monitors the users stress throughout the day. It highlights a non-obtrusive way of keeping tabs on an employees mental state.

DreamLab

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app that uses the shared collective processing power of unused smartphones to fast track cancer research.

Free Your Data (FYD)

Described by its creators as an “episode-based political crowd-campaign,” the Free Your Data (FYD) campaign is bringing politicians and consumers together to lobby the European parliament for a new data-access law.

Slow Down Radio

Danish radio channel “24/7” joined together with the small Copenhagen cinema “Posthus Teatret”, to open doors invited guests for the premiere of a one hour “slow” radio program. The cinema turns into complete darkness for an hour, and with dedicated attention to the program, audience remains seated and silent.

Sleaze-core

This past summer was the “summer of sleaze” in men’s fashion – an embrace of ill-fitting, loose shapes, unkempt grooming, and clashing color that telegraphs: “I don’t really care right now, and why should I?”

#ReflectionsFromInside

#ReflectionsFromInside is the name of an anti-drunk driving PSA campaign run in Fall 2016 on behalf of nonprofit We Saves Lives.

First Genderless AI Voice

The most popular assistants today (Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google) are all women voices by default. Q, a voice developed by creative studio Virtue Nordic in conjunction with the human rights festival Copenhagen Pride and social scientist Julie Carpenter, wants to explore how AI assistants can go beyond gender norms.

Games for Change

Games for Change (G4C) is a nonprofit organization that provides resources to game designers and activists into the core of their gaming projects.

A Nasty Boy

A Nasty Boy is a Nigerian publication that wants to broaden the definition of male identity and create a tolerant space for much wider discussions about sexuality, gender, race, and beauty.

StoryCourse

StoryCourse is like an updated dinner theater or dinner theater mixed with podcasting or storytelling shows like The Moth.

Masungi Georeserve

Masungi Georeserve is located in the nearby province of Rizal, about a 1 to 1.5 hours drive from Metro Manila. This is actually a geopark that serves as a conservation area that aims to sustainably protect the rock formations, flora, and fauna in the forest.

Braille glove communicator

The Braille Glove device, invented by a Russian entrepreneur, aids in the communication of the deaf and blind.

Elephant PooPoo Making

Consumer engagement is often maximized in the cases of activity-based services, such as visitors going to the Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai to boil, tint, and lay elephant poop to dry.

Tasty Drive

McDonald’s and Renault teamed up to promote ‘Tasty Drive’, a new feature added to Renault’s on-board command menu to order a tasty meal for customers who test drive one of the automaker’s cars.

B-Resol

B-Resol is an app for Colombian children and adolescents to have the opportunity to anonymously warn schools about situations of bullying, drug addiction, eating disorders, and more.

Knife Therapy Massage

Knife therapy is a session in where the client is massaged by two butcher knives which have been “blessed” with special energies.