Wired Sussex Blog

Educating in Virtual and Augmented Reality: An interview with Curiscope

Last week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton held it’s fourth Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Meetup, hosting a diverse and rapidly growing community, passionate about exploring the bleeding edge applications of immersive technology. That meetup focused on how VR/AR is being used to teach, educate and train. We were lucky enough to have Curiscope, a company who are pioneering educational adventures in VR and AR, to give a presentation on this topic. Curiscope have very recently relocated to Brighton from London and we caught-up with Curiscope’s CEO, Ed Barton to hear his thoughts on the future of VR/AR as …

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Bognor Regis: Changing the narrative

Bournemouth and Bognor Regis came together last Tuesday evening (15 November) at Oxfords Bar in Bognor Regis town centre. Not literally, but in the form of Matt Desmier, innovation consultant, event organiser, one-third of Think Creative Do and one of the UK’s top 100 Digital Champions. “People. Assets. Networks” @mattdesmier talking about the success of Bournemouth’s creative + digital community for @bognorregishub event. pic.twitter.com/teMjNJpN9N — WiredSussex (@WiredSussex) November 15, 2016 Matt was the guest speaker at this month’s community check-in event for the Bognor Regis Creative Hub and talked to us about Bournemouth’s transformation from a town known as a ‘retirement capital’ to …

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Love Your Job Guest blog #10 Pragmatic Web – WordPress Design & Development Agency

This is the ninth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from Pragmatic Web. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you: Michael Rochester – Back-End WordPress Developer How did you get into Back-End WordPress Development? It all started when my uncle recommended a “Teach Yourself C++ in 30 Days” book for my 12th birthday. Lets just say, it took a longer than 30 days! The book gave me an intense interest in programming, which led to me moving to Brighton to study Computer Science …

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Building a Creative Digital Hub in Bognor Regis

Last Tuesday evening we held another of our ‘community check-in’ events in Bognor Regis. We’re working with West Sussex County Council and Hemingway Design to launch a creative hub in the old waiting rooms at Bognor Regis station and this event was an opportunity to share our progress so far with the local creative community. There was a good turn out for what proved to be a fun night of hearing people’s views and exchanging ideas. We will be holding more of these events over the coming months so keep an eye out for the dates and venues as we …

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What a week! – Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios was another success!

  We were thrilled to run the Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios Week this year as part of Brighton Digital Festival and it didn’t disappoint! We saw 28 Wired Sussex member companies getting involved, together putting on a fantastic range of 37 events across the week.   It has been a real testimony to the variety and strength that is the creative, digital and tech cluster in and around Brighton. We had companies ranging from Web and Games Developers, Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, SEO, Accounting, Strategy, Research & Development, Networking and more! We had a few newbie’s this year allowing the week to expand further …

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Virtual Reality: Story telling and Brighton’s local expertise

This month the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton partnered with The Old Market across a series of events showcasing the use of virtual reality and storytelling. Richard Scott, Innovation Manager at the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton discusses why storytelling is crucial for driving the mass adoption virtual reality and how Brighton’s digital sector is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growing field of technology. The words ‘virtual reality’ conjures feelings of immense but apprehensive excitement for me. I was brought up on Hollywood’s notions of virtual reality being just around the corner and that it would transform the way we consume …

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Upcoming Virtual Reality Events

This month we are working in partnership with The Old Market on their series of #TOMTECH events, which focuses on cutting edge uses of virtual reality technology. We have four fantastic opportunities for you to explore and learn more about virtual reality, whether you are a seasoned expert in all things VR or are just interested to discover more. Story Hack 2016  What can new technology bring to the world of live entertainment? Here’s your chance to find out… A one-day conference bringing together creative technologists, theatre makers and manufacturers to address the challenges and opportunities faced working in emerging …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog #9: Graphite Digital – Digital Agency

This is the ninth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from Graphite Digital. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you: Laura Message – Senior Digital Producer How did you get into Digital Production? I did an art degree at uni so when I decided to go down the path into digital I had to work hard to put myself out there and get my foot in the door of good agencies. I started at Cogapp then moved to Kanoti after which I freelanced at …

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Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub – How You Can Get Involved

Earlier this year Jenni Lloyd posted a guest blog introducing a new project which we were developing which looked at the opportunities and potential impact of developing a creative digital hub in the old waiting rooms at Bognor Regis train station. Since then we have been working with West Sussex County Council, Hemingway Design and the local community in Bognor Regis to develop plans for this exciting new hub. We believe that the community and our members in Bognor Regis are key to this projects success and there are two ways we would like you to be involved: Tell us …

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Love your Job Guest Blog #8: The Unit – Digital Agency

This is the eighth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from The Unit. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you. Louise – Project Manager: How did you get into project management? After graduating from Reading University with a degree in English, I travelled for a while and came back to the UK at the end of 2008 – right as the recession took hold. I worked four 12-hour days per week running a pub in Suffolk and used the other three to do …

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