Resident Round Table- November Highlights
To help our residents identify and share their success stories and current challenges, we hold a monthly roundtable event.
Over lunch, we exchange news of product breakthroughs, user feedback, market opportunities, funding and investment stories. These meetings are valuable as they allow residents to bring specific needs to the table and provides fresh perspectives and collectively sourced solutions.
We had lots to talk about this month, with many resident projects underway or in the pipeline. November highlights included:
Success at Phantasmagoria
Arguably the biggest and definitely scariest FuseBox collective project to date, ‘The Haunted Theatre’ came together with the combined work of residents Robo Koba, Ellie Watts, Mutiny Media, Ixxy and Bushra Burge. The horror themed experience used virtual reality, 3D scanning, modelling, prop design, animation, costume and live performance ane was delivered for one night only to guests participating in Phantasmagoria, a Halloween event by Pop up Brighton at Stanmer Park.
Keen to continue exploring the relationship of theatre and VR, the Haunted Theatre team now are putting their heads together to see how they can build upon what they learnt and see where they can take the project next.
“The Haunted Theatre – Tales from Phantasmagoria” incredible VR team did this Halloween Room Experience with me! @MutinyMediaUK @popupbrighton @andybak @mixmessiahprod @bushraburge @MakeRealVR @elliewatts1415 @FuseBoxBtn @StanmerHouse pic.twitter.com/zXeIRmGSsG
— Robo Koba (@RoboKoba) October 29, 2018
FuseBox residents are continuously working hard to develop ideas that can be put to the test in the outside world and there has been some impressive international activity recently. This month we heard about Esin Yavuz, Founder of Cyanapse trip to Munich to present their machine learning application to a Leading AI & Deep Learning Conference. We also heard from Jack Maddalena from VRCraftworks about his visit to Dubai to showcase their virtual reality work to one of their clients with another trip to Amsterdam on the cards.
Sophie and Ed from Mnemoscene have been away from the FuseBox launching their collaborative project with Abira Hussein. Nomad is a mixed reality experience premiering at the Somali Week Festival 2018. For this project, Mnemoscene created a mixed reality application that digitalised Somali artefacts and launched the experience through a number of successful workshops including the British Museum.
— Mnemoscene (@mnemoscene_ltd) October 21, 2018
Down the rabbit hole
And lastly, residents Kate Aidley and Sarah Ticho from Hatsumi have been working hard producing a series of immersive experiences using the narrative of Alice in Wonderland to bring awareness to the important subject of wellbeing and how we perceive reality. The project has been highly ambitious involving the creation of a real life Ames Room which is a space that provides powerful optical illusions from specific viewpoints. The project is being shot in 180 and has been supported by YouTube VR Creators Lab. We can’t wait to see the final piece!
— Jon Pratty (@jon_pratty) November 2, 2018
If you would like to know any more information about any of these projects or you’re interested in being a resident at the FuseBox, please just drop a line to Hub Manager; Rosalie@wiredsussex.com We would love to hear from you.Find out more about being a FuseBox resident