A few months back, we went to a friend’s wedding at which they had one of those photo booths where you can bundle in with a load of friends, take a picture and take away a printed photo. Until I saw one up close, it never really occurred to me just how straight forward they […]

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iBeacons are small coin sized devices, which emit a signal in the form of a radio frequency. They are based on the bluetooth low energy specification and many mobile devices already on the market contain the technology required to pick up the broadcasted signal. Essentially, they can be used to trigger an event or notification […]

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Beyond Tellerand: Play & Make

Beyond Tellerand: Play & Make Earlier this month, I flew out to Düsseldorf, for the Beyond Tellerand: Play & Make conference. It was the second of two conferences that I attended this year, both of which were outside of the UK, and it was great to gain some new perspectives on the world of creativity […]

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Resonate 2013

Last week I went to the Resonate Festival, which was my first creative/tech conference outside of the UK. Resonate, is an annual new media event, now in it’s second year, held in Belgrade, Serbia. I first heard about Resonate after last year’s event which featured the likes of Jer Thorp, Niklas Roy, Josh Nimoy and […]

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The FT Xmas Tree

Last month, for our company Christmas card at Fantastic Thinking, we decided to have a go at tapping into the emerging realm of ‘the internet of things’. The basic premise was to invite people to open a physical, internet connected present to the tune of a traditional Christmas song, sung by one of a select […]

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Revisiting Processing

Over the last month or so, I’ve been busy experimenting the use of Processing, which is an open source programming language geared towards artists and creatives wanting to create visual and interactive work. I first looked looked into Processing during my MA in 2008 and at the time, being far less experienced with programming, I […]

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My Reasons to be Creative…

Last week I headed down to Brighton for the first Reasons to be Creative conference and had a brilliant time catching up with friends, discussing ideas and taking in what has been my annual fix of inspiration for the last few years. This new event effectively takes the place of Flash on the Beach, which […]

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