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.
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 →
3Dify is bringing 3D technology to the masses. Whether you’re an artist, baker, maker, hardcore technologist, digital dabbler, or someone whose only tablet is kept in the medicine box, the people behind this tech start-up would love to hear what you think.
All those who complete the quick survey (5 minutes – we promise) before 15th May will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will be invited to bring themselves and a friend or relative to 3Dify’s studio where you’ll be scanned, made into interactive 3D images which you can embed in social media, and have 3D printed mini sculptures of yourselves sent to you.
Developing Dreams’ interactive 3D printing installation, a giant knitting robot, laser printed trains, and a social media powered photobooth are just some of the highlights at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire at the Corn Exchange on 7 September.
In addition to all the amazing makers in the interactive exhibition, there will be some inspiring speakers and high profile panellists discussing burning issues, which Developing Dreams helped curate. From conductive paint, digital pyrotechnics, toys of the future, and 3D printing to the Raspberry Pi phenomenon and the art of metalworking. Continue reading →