Our residencies support digital entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and creative technologists who want to turn their ideas into successful innovations.
Co-founders Marc Convey and James Beer are looking to use the FuseBox to branch into the immersive sector and look into new and innovative digital solutions for the construction and utility industries.
Currently 23 Digital are developing Virtual and Augmented Reality build sequences for a utility company they are working with. Also they are producing 360° videos for a local hospice.
Michael Danks at 4Groundmedia is a 360° capture specialist creating live and recorded narrative content for training and development in education and business.
Currently Michael is working with MakeReal on a virtual reality fundraiser for a University College in Cambridge.
Alan is a sound Artist who creates spatial and immersive audio art.
Alex is an artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, sound, light, moving image and virtual reality to produce powerful works of art.
Andy is a developer and creative with a broad interest in immersive technology. His particular focus lies at the crossover between culture, education and the arts.
Currently Andy is exploring and developing his knowledge of visual effects and generative art in virtual reality.
Sean Burton from Azura Earth brings innovative data analytics and visualisation techniques together, helping businesses communicate complex data to their stakeholders and customers.
Eric DeGolier from Body Rocket is building devices that deliver constant, real-time aerodynamic data to cyclists with wind tunnel accuracy.
Mike Cohen from Brightblock is building a fully decentralised art marketplace and auction platform based on Bitcoin and other features of global consensus networks.
Built Environment Media
Michael Hammond and Lucy Nordberg from Built Environment Media are working on developing a new product which will provide intelligence for architects about new projects at the pre-planning stage.
Currently Built Environment Media are testing the first stage of their larger project “Autonomous Andy”. Implementing artificial intelligence to a manual process within their business.
Creative Giants Art
Founder Simon Vaughan commissions work for their network of contemporary artists to nurture talent and support visual art practice.
Currently Simon is curating art to be exhibited at Glastonbury Festival as well as curating an exhibition at the V&A with the Big Issue academy.
Founder Ed Barton, is using the FuseBox to help Curiscope bring learning to life using immersive tech.
Esin Yavuz is a Co-founder of Cyanapse. They build and develop software tools to improve the perception of images and data, using methods based on AI and neuroscience research.
Ben Thomas from Future Visual is developing new techniques and approaches to advance the art and science of immersive media.
Finetuned is Sound Expert Julian Weaver who focuses on interdisciplinary research and curated projects and provides consultative and technical services to artists, galleries, universities and elsewhere.
Currently Julian is working with EuroFusion to produce immersive, artistic and participatory components of Fusion Expo: a pan-European exhbition on the state of the art in Fusion Energy and project partner on Listening Across Disciplines; a four year AHRC research project aiming to observe and analyse listening, its processes and applications.
Gareth Evans, LCE Architects UK
Gareth from LCE Architects UK is using his time at the fusebox to develop workflows and tools that could be used in the LCE design process.
Gillian Spragg, West London Arts Scene
Gillian is a pianist, composer, poet and artist creating immersive musical and educational experiences.
Gorilla in the room
Ali Goode and Jonathan Barrowman from Gorilla in the Room use augmented and virtual reality to create purchase tests that simulate real world shopping environments and gather realistic data on possible purchase decisions.
Haroom is a music composer and audio engineer with an interest in creative technology.
Currently, Haroom is working on an audio visual installation that explores the use of rhythm action and procedural audio.
Sarah Ticho from Hatsumi is a working on a therapeutic virtual reality platform that bridges the intersection of behavioural healthcare, art and technology.
Declan Cassidy from Into Games is exploring how VR can be used to engage young people in game design, especially those from under-represented groups.
Iona Scott AKA Planktonworld is working at the FuseBox to create immersive experiences into the submarine microscopic world of plankton using Visual Art and VR.
Currently Iona is developing and exhibiting her ‘Discosphaera’ recycled plastic light sculpture.
Jon Bazan Martinez, Virtualware
Virtualware lead, design and develop tailored projects for companies that want to integrate Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality into their processes. Currently UK Manager, Jon is promoting multiuser VR experiences for the enterprise sector, specially for design review and training purposes.
Louise Winters Consulting
Louise specialises in marketing for companies in the scientific, technical and big data sectors.
Currently Louise as part of her role at the University of Sussex is organising the content for a summer school for 100 Data Science PhD students.
Mill is a creative technologist with a background and skillset in theatre, escape rooms and immersive live gaming. Currently Mill is working on an immersive horror theatre piece featuring elements of VR and escape room style puzzles, based on the HP Lovecraft short story, ‘Under the Pyramids’ about Houdini getting trapped in an Ancient Egyptian tomb.
Sophie Dixon and Ed Silverton from Mnemoscene are combining their artistic, technical and educational expertise to increase engagement with cultural heritage and the arts through meaningful immersive experiences.
Moving Pictures Theatre
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Lucy Nordberg, Co-Founder of Moving Pictures Theatre is a company set up to film theatre productions in notable locations for cinema and digital release.
George Butler from Mutiny Media is working on producing and researching immersive interactive content.
Rachel Henson from Outshift is working on mixed reality for the outdoors, creating a low-fi, accessible and truly immersive way of experiencing visual place-based stories.
Currently Rachel is working with Maf’j Alvarez to optimize the design of the Quizzer and with Alex Peckham on navigating audiences through outdoor spaces using direction triggered filters in order to make experiences around ways our mental state affects what we see, activities that are part of a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England.
Phil is a designer with a human-centred approach to blending digital, human and physical spaces. He is interested in humanising technology across a range of sectors, to improve both services and experiences.
Currently Phil is working on projects in immersive tech across these areas, travel, transport, cultural spaces and wellbeing as topics of curiosity.
Piotr is a creative technologist and Director of company Munchingsquare. With a background in graphic design, Piotr can programme and also has a wealth of experience making physical builds for art installations.
Currently Piotr is working on various ideas and is open to collaborative projects with the main goal of developing and getting an immersive product to market.
Tibor Csatlos is an indie game developer and freelancer using the FuseBox to develop new virtual and augmented reality projects and games. Tibor is currently using Unity3D.
Nick is a Technical & Business Consultant who works in collaboration with many of the FuseBox residents offering help with virtual reality programming to building working prototypes.
Founder Maf’j Alvarez is using cutting edge immersive technologies and applying them to social and heritage artistic creation.
Currently Maf’j is working on ’44 Questions – a murmuration’ an augmented reality art experience featuring a dynamic flock of paper planes over the west pier that uses live social media feeds in response to Brexit by teenagers and the adults that decide their futures.
South Coast Science
Bruno Beloff from South Coast Science is here designing and manufacturing air pollution monitoring equipment. Their work includes electronics, data infrastructure and open source software.
The Filming Group
Steve Jay from The Filming Group is using the FuseBox to development their practice including the production of 360° videos.
Think Crowd is a service agency for crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, with a focus on user experience.
Currently, Founder Claire Baert is developing Think Crowd’s first collective intelligence Virtual Reality intellectual property.
Virtual Umbrella are using the FuseBox to help them deliver their mission of helping other businesses tap into the commercial and creative potential of immersive technology.
Father and son duo, Peter and Jack Maddalena run an immersive agency that creates bespoke VR, AR, MR and 360 content for organisations. This includes training, marketing, PR, data visualisation, workshops and informative experiences.
Why We Create
Alexandra Stuart-Hutcheson is a Multidisciplinary Artist with a focus on Virtual Reality. As part of her MA in Digital Media Arts at Brighton University, Alexandra is currently working on an interactive installation, the ‘Sound of Colour’ – an illusionary synaesthesia experience as part of her exploration into the healing potential of colour and sound, in immersive technologies.
Wide Eyed Vision
Tudor Jenkins is a publisher of high quality apps and digital content for galleries, museums, exhibitions, and heritage sites.
Al Robertson, Science Fiction Writer in Residence
Al draws on his science fiction and corporate storytelling experience to throw interesting ideas into The FuseBox as and when they’re needed (and sometimes when they’re not).
Dr. Gianluca Memoli, INTERACT Lab, University of Sussex
Gianluca is a lecturer in Informatics at Sussex University, a UKRI Fellow and one of the founders of Metasonics. He is at the Fusebox to study innovative ways of giving a shape to sound for creative applications.
Steve is working on his PhD in blockchain technologies.
Currently Steve in the final stages of writing up his thesis. Meanwhile, he is thinking of ways to promote his humanitarian blockchain app ‘ReportAid’ http://www.github.com/glowkeeper/ReportAid
James is working in the FuseBox supporting resident BodyRocket.
Lauren is a third year student developing her final year project involving virtual reality.
Valerie Furnham Hudson
Victoria Fox Markiewicz
MakeReal are an award-winning immersive studio creating VR, AR, spatial computing digital and physical products for learning and development, training, simulation and serious fun.
Currently Make Real are using our 5G testbed to develop immersive theatre experiences at scale.
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