Category: emerging technology

Brighton’s Virtual Reality scene – part 2

It is a fascinating time for VR developers and artists seeking new mediums, of which there is no shortage in Brighton. At the VR lab launch, which was part of the Brighton Digital Festival, I recognised musicians, mixed media artists, programmers, gamers, and representatives of companies exploring commercial and training applications. That is the beauty of VR, it is an open field, where corporates are turning to indies and cutting edge companies to provide them with the next great interactive experience who in turn are trying to discover just how far the boundries stretch. Continue reading

What would Brexit mean for tech startups in the UK?

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If you listen to the mainstream media in Germany and the UK, you would think that Brexit is a done deal and definitely going ahead. Only a few question the results and the need for getting such an important decision past parliament first, where a majority is expected to block a potential move towards Brexit. Continue reading

Brighton Mini Maker Faire is taking a break in 2016

Brighton Mini Maker Faire
Brighton Mini Maker Faire. Photograph: Kati Byrne / Developing Dreams

There are no plans to hold a Brighton Mini Maker Faire in 2016!

Can we cope with this? The best event in Brighton’s calendar is taking a break!

Developing Dreams team members have been part of the Brighton Maker Faire organising team running the marketing, PR and social media campaigns, and recruiting speakers for debates and talks.

We hope that you have had as much of a blast at Brighton Mini Maker Faire as we have had over the past few years and hold those fingers crossed that it will happen again. There are other Maker Faires or similar events which happen around the country to help you cope with withdrawal effects from the Brighton faire not happening, many of which you can find here, or even start your own.

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Fusing Emerging Technology and Art

When Pegasus PR approached me to do a presentation for their Inspiring Healthy Futures event, I thought that it would be great a opportunity to talk about 3D body scanning and 360 time freeze photography and how we have been fusing this emerging technology with art to grab people’s attention. The only tricky bit was the actual theme of the event ‘inspiring healthy futures’, because what we had been creating was more to do with fun and novel event experiences rather than inspiring people to live healthy. Luckily, there are a number of applications for this technology within the health and fitness industry as well as other sectors.

The video shows the entire 18 minutes presentation, and below are just a few snippets of information taken from it.

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Emerging Technology Trends in 2016

During your crystal ball gazing exercises you may or may not have come across the Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies. Keeping an eye on Gartner’s yearly report can be useful and interesting as it shows what stage of development emerging technologies are at – from conception to maturity and mass adoption. It has been used since 1995 to show the common pattern of “overenthusiasm, disillusionment and eventual realism” that comes with each invention and new technologies. It is often used by companies as a guide for when new technologies should be adopted for maximum impact and value. Continue reading

How to engage the unengaged and delight the disillusioned

How do we create innovative experiences and digital media campaigns that engage the unengaged by fusing emerging technology and art, 3D body scanning, 3D printing, or projection mapping? You name it and we might have an idea or two that are waiting for a nudge from you to be turned into reality.

This prezi below will give you a brief overview of how we cut through the digital noise.