Quite a few things have happened since the original post about the #3DPrintCup. There was a drop in session that allowed participants to test out the 3D Printer. I was considering having movable parts in my character and also wanted to see how intricate designs might be produced.
New Economy’s Manchester Monitor, a monthly document that provides a snapshot of the city’s economy, has just been released for June 2013.
I recently worked on some illustrations for the BBC Research & Development team based at MediaCityUK, Salford. The team there have been working on a Perceptive Media experiment, which was launched last night at Social Media Cafe Manchester.
Perceptive Media is very exciting as it could change how we view TV in future by providing a customised experience. To get a full (and better) explanation of Perceptive Media, I would urge you to read Ian Forrester’s posts at the BBC R&D blog or cubicgarden.com. Martin Bryant from Social Media Cafe Manchester has also written some good articles on this topic.
BBC R&D’s first Perceptive Media prototype is called “Breaking out” and the illustrations I created have been used to help visually engage audiences while the audioplay is running.
You can have a go at this Perceptive Media demo yourself at futurebroadcasts.com.
The experiment has been created with an UK audience in mind so if you are viewing from abroad you might not get quite the experience the creators are trying to provide.
Hope you all have a Happy Jubilee Weekend!
If you haven’t seen it already – do have a look at the Queen Elizabeth II infographic.