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Immersive Discovery Days for Creatives and Artists

Are you an artist or creative working in Brighton & Hove? Curious about new technology?

Wired Sussex are currently running free Immersive Discovery Days for creatives and artists at The FuseBox to support Brighton & Hove’s ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan.

Our innovation hub The FuseBox has been bringing together creatives and technologists since 2013, inspired by the Brighton Fuse research project. The report demonstrated how the fusion of creative practice and technology is central to innovation.

We want to introduce creatives and artists from Brighton & Hove to the possibilities of immersive technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, for their creative practice. There’s so much potential - from virtual exhibition spaces and galleries to digital tools that create immersive experiences or productions.

The sessions will offer a beginner-friendly introduction to technology - if you’re intimidated, don’t be! We’ll take you through a brief history of immersive tech, with recent advancements and potential applications, hands-on demos and lots of time to experiment, ask questions and explore. Get inspired by examples of what other creatives and artists have achieved with immersive technology - with incredible 3D art masterpieces and award-winning experiences.

At The FuseBox, residents collaborate and support each other with the idea that knowledge and techniques from the arts, humanities and design mesh with new technologies. The space is home to a buzzing community of creative residents with a host of experience. Long-time FuseBox resident and digital artist Maf’j Alvarez recently exhibited her ‘Eva Quantica’ immersive virtual reality dance piece at Brighton Festival to rave reviews. Residents Annis Joplin and Sarah Cole also took part in the last Third Thursdays, showcasing their innovative 360 film ‘STUCK’, projecting it high above the busy street of Kensington Gardens. 

If you’re an artist or creative based in Brighton & Hove and new to technology, we’d love to see you at one of the free discovery days. Join us on August 4th, September 8th or October 6th. Everyone is welcome, from those working in visual arts to those in video, audio and performance.

Find out more here and register.

If you're interested in being part of the work happening at The FuseBox - we're open to new residents! Join for just £99(+VAT) a month and see how we can support you in turning your ideas into successful innovations. Find out more about residencies & book a tour.

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Anna Bagley

Hi, I'm Wired Sussex's Events & Marketing Manager, I help to promote our range of services to support our members and the local digital sector, as well as helping to create inspiring events for the community.

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