Wired Sussex Blog

The FuseBox: A look back at events in the past year

The FuseBox is a studio and collaboration space that we inhabit in central Brighton, which has been open over a year now. It was primarily created to host and provide assistance to start-ups from the creative, digital and tech sector. Between running business support space and programmes; The FuseBox Amp and FuseBox24, the space has also provided itself as a venue for a range of events from workshops to hackathons. In the past year and a half since our launch in Spring 2013, we’ve seen an array of amazing events take place in the space. Here’s a quick run through …

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Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios 2013- The break down

From Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September some of Brighton’s most cutting-edge companies will be opening their doors to the public as part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2013. As the CDIT Open Studios week gets closer, with just a week until we kick start events, we thought it would be useful to share highlighting the key areas these events will be covering. These events will offer a rare behind the scenes glimpse into what makes these companies tick as well as some great career and graduate opportunities. Open to industry professionals, students, graduates and creative people- this rare …

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Au’Guest’ Blog Post – Brighton Digital Festival 2013’s Delightful Delicacies

Written by Mila Brazzi, Festival PR Coordinator at Fugu PR as part of the Wired Sussex guest blog month           For those of you that have been living under the Brighton pebbles this summer, Brighton Digital Festival is a month long celebration of digital culture which takes over our city with over 140 events running throughout September. So what does that actually mean? Basically it’s a rare opportunity for creatives, entertainers and geeks to combine forces and create an assortment of events promising something for everyone. And I mean EVERYONE, offering cutting edge art installations, literature …

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Au’Guest’ Blog Post – Space Encoders: when frogs go digital

Written by CiCi Blumstein, FuseBox artist in residence as part of the Wired Sussex guest blog month           Image credit: CiCi’s FlowerFuse. Portrait © Ollie Gapper Photography 2013. It’s a cold afternoon in December 2012, just before the frost sets in. I open the backyard door and shake out a dusty rug, blinking into the white winter sunlight. At the edge of my vision, I catch an extra sparkle, watery and rhythmic – waves in a deep bucket. A frog. Skinny and golden, a small jewel set in dark blue plastic. I scoop the frog up …

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Developing Young People’s Skills in Digital Media; how Brighton University student James has found working with the Cherokee and UK schools.

By James Shreeve, Digital Media Arts student at the University of Brighton At first I was somewhat apprehensive about the Cherokee nation project as it would not only move me away from our creative comfort zone but would also require working with children and teaching them programs that I have only just recently mastered myself so that would be rather interesting to say the least. For a while the project itself was alive in email chatter between work colleagues. But unbeknownst to us, the deadline for the project was swiftly moving forward so it was time to get to work …

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ReCreate and The FuseBox – what it means to me!

It’s not often you get to work for an organisation where there’s opportunity to turn the work that you do into something that will really make a difference to the sector as well as the local community. I’m really lucky to be working for Wired Sussex at a time where we’ve managed to win some big projects and to have a hand in helping drive the biggest positive changes for the sector I think Wired Sussex has ever seen. Big projects with EU funding obviously come packaged with a lot of guidelines, deliverables and complex wording, but here’s my take …

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Wired Sussex is proud to announce ‘The FuseBox’

Delivering Different Business Thinking for a Disruptive Sector.      We’d like to tell you about a new initiative that we are launching shortly. Wired Sussex is creating a new learning and support centre for start-ups and existing businesses in the creative and tech sector. Called the FuseBox, it will be based in New England House in Brighton. Most business support models are based upon the needs of large companies in stable markets. If you are at the smaller end of the spectrum and operating in a disruptive, digital business environment, then we think that a different set of rules …

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Robots and Disguise

Thursday and Friday last week saw the return of the annual New England House Xmas Open Studios and, as there were so many exhibitors this year, Wired Sussex kindly offered up part of their office to a couple us. Pearl Primrose and myself (aka My Little Robot) had the pleasure of setting up in the warm office and enticing people in with minced pies (courtesy of Wired Sussex’s Caroline) and woolly beards. Yes, that’s right, woolly beards! PP’s amazing crochet beards were a hit with the boys and girls alike and one lucky gentleman got away with the last deal …

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