He’s paid to play in a digital sandbox: Behind-the-scenes with Microsoft’s Costas Syrmos

As head of The Lab (Microsoft Mobile) in London, Costas Syrmos experiments with the right mix of technology, art and Microsoft know-how to create inspiring projects – such as the recent “Arc of Wonder” project. It harnessed the power of 50 Lumia 1020 smartphones to capture 30,000 photos across Manhattan.

He was also part of the Centerfold magazine partnership, which used the Lumia 1020 to shoot images from cover to cover of the high-end fashion publication. Also, the Lumia dress, Syrmos says, “was an interesting way to marry technology with fashion outside of photography.”

Check out the Conversations blog to read the rest of the interview with Syrmos, including his perspective of other partnerships, such as those with National Geographic, Mission 31 and Red Bull.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff