ablemagic is all about storytelling and development.
We work for clients and create our own projects.
Everybody likes a good story.
We believe that technology can create magic.
The film festival Kosmorama 2017 is over, and it was such great fun with robots in all shapes and on all platforms! ablemagic had made a brand new Robot Factory for the occasion. Here kids could make their own robots on touch screens and send them in to the factory on the big screen, where they started to work together with other robots – created by other kids. And of course the digital factory produced real sweets!
We salute the new year by creating a brand new digital toy for film festival Kosmorama – this time, a robot factory! Hope to see you in Nova on March 11. – 12. PS: You get to make your own robot!
October 25 was Girl Tech Fest at the Library, with coding and workshops for girls aged 8 to 10. On the ablemagic stand the girls got to try our new color scanner, and see their hand colored figures come to life on the big screen.
Kids Literature Fest on October 22 was location for our second history treasure hunt. Klaus Sonstad was once again the treasure hunt general, sending kids out in the city to find historic treasures – and giving them a real (almost) silver coin as reward when they came back. On the same day, a PLAYBOX with Timetravel Trondheim was installed in the library’s kids department.
Kosmokids 2016 was a successful debut for the ablemagic PLAYBOX. Now we are working with new ideas for next year's festival!
E.C. Dahls has opened the gates to the new brewery, and we are so excited to see the design that we have developed – together with Bodil Mostad Olsen – come to life.
Now you can get your very own poster with the birds from SmallBird! Size: 50x70 cm. Prize: 129,- NOK + transportation cost. Send an e-mail to email@example.com, write «SmallBird plakat» in the subject line, and tell us your address.
The ablemagic PLAYBOX is installed at IKEA Leangen in Trondheim, and will be available for visitors all through the summer!
On May 21., ablemagic and Adresseavisen invited kids and parents to a treasure hunt. Klaus Sonstad was the treasure hunt general and Professor Axel Christophersen the history oracle. The children had to go looking for fun facts around the city, and also got the chance to try the Time Travel Trondheim app on the ablemagic PLAYBOX.
- New tech
We made a short animation to present the video service of Norwegian Health Network through examples of use. The animation is used on conferences and on the web.
Trondheimsregionen (The Trondheim Region) asked various local production companies to make short films that present Trondheim as the technology capital of Norway. We decided to make a short scribble animation about the central role Trondheim has played in the development of ultrasound technology.
Since January 2015, we have been working with the new E.C. Dahls Brewery, in collaboration with Bodil Mostad Olsen. We have developed concepts, storytelling, design and illustrations. We have also fascilitated creative workshops in Brooklyn, Trondheim and Oslo.
WhatBird is an app for smartphones that will help you recognize birds by their song. You record a singing bird with your phone. If the app recognizes the bird, the recording stops, and you get one or more suggestions to what species it may be. Then you compare your recording with the song of the suggested species. Do they match? The purpose is not to always give the correct answer, but an indication that may help you find out what kind of bird you have heard. WhatBird has more than 80 000 downloads so far! The app is developed in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Norwegian Environment Agency. www.whatbird.no
A mysterious world, unforgettable characters and a soothing soundtrack highlight this distinct platformer. You have been sent on a quest by the wise old sage. The evil Gants have stolen her magical Shims and it’s up to you, a little ’tisu, to get them back. Equipped with your wheel and the mysticalpower of the Chibs, embark on a fantastical adventure across the worlds of Canoo, Groundedwoods and Dreamsky!
Inspired by the enormous response to our birdsong recognition app WhatBird (available only in Scandinavia so far) we have created a brand new bird-app for kids! WhatBird’s baby brother is called SmallBird (available in all territories). Here children can learn how to recognize birds by both color and song. Or they can create their own fantasy bird with the head of one species, the body of another and tail of a third.