The Soda Academy

The Connected City

The Connected City opens us to the possibilities of the future.

To generate more awareness of its brand, tech giant Jabil developed Blue Sky Center, the 100,000 square-foot design and demo facility in San Jose, CA, which highlights Jabil’s innovations through product and experiences.

SoDA member Leviathan was asked to create one such experience in collaboration with Radius, a subsidiary of Jabil. The Chicago-based conceptual design company created an innovative physical diorama paired with interactive digital content. Using 3D printed buildings, machine-milled topography and projected content, the installation was conceived as an in-the-round virtual civic planner that would demonstrate the interconnected aspects of a future city. Multiple tablets were added to display supplemental material and allow control of various Internet-of-Things content scenarios.