Resident Round Table – October Highlights
Currently, the FuseBox supports over 30 residents all working on creative digital, tech and products, services or experiences that are new or novel. To help our innovators identify and share their success stories and current challenges, we’ve started a new monthly roundtable event.
Over lunch, we exchange news of product breakthroughs, user feedback, market opportunities, funding and investment stories and almost always, woes with working with cutting-edge tech. These meetings are valuable as they allow residents to bring specific needs to the table, for example, asking for advice on learning a new skill or requesting support in testing a new tool.
They also help us as a growing community to collectively celebrate the good news and almost as importantly offer support and advice on developments that have been less favourable. Luckily, we had lots of celebrating to do this month as we heard some exciting news from nearly from every resident.
This month’s Resident Round Table highlights included:
Success at vrLAB
A number of residents including Artist Iona Scott and her 3D Plankton light sculpture demoed and showcased immersive and virtual reality experiences at TOMTech the Old Market as part of Brighton Digital Festival over the previous weekend, getting valuable feedback from attendees at the event.
Mnemoscene goes Nomad
Mnemoscene has been providing insights into Somali culture by running a series of workshops providing demos of their mixed reality experience that allows the user to interact with Somali artefacts. This series was called Nomad and took place in various locations including the Sussex Humanities Lab.
Collaboration with University of Sussex
Resident Gillian Spragg from West London Arts Scene Limited is working in partnership with residents creating art pieces following on from their field trip to the acoustic levitation workshop at Sussex Computer Interaction Lab, School of Informatics, University of Sussex.
Good News for BlueDotAug
Sean Burton, Founder of BlueDotAug announced the success in receiving InnovateUK funding which means they can fully focus on developing their immersive noise pollution visualisation platform.
Spooky things coming this way
George Butler from Mutiny Media, Andy Baker from Ixxy and Ellie Watts are developing another FuseBox collaborative project that will be a creepy immersive experience as part of Pop-Up Brighton event: Phantasmagoria in Stanmer Park on the 27th October.
If you would like to find out more about residencies at the FuseBox, we would love to hear from you. Just drop Hub Manager Rosalie@wiredsussex.com an email to say hello.
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