This year we again wanted to commission something that would become a talking point at SXSW. Something that would act as a calling card for The Umbrella Group and promote UK creativity. With support from Arts Council England, we began to throw around ideas as a group and settled on SlingShot’s Tweeture. The thinking was [...]
Is it possible to upload or download instructions to the brain? We are getting closer.
Christie Nicholson of Scientific American started her talk on brain computer interfaces with the obligatory William Gibson and Matrix references and then went on to give a comprehensive and fascinating history of the research so far and what might be possible.
Why do we seek to fill our geek little hearts with glee through new technologies? Why do we want to stroke, hold, pinch and shake our shiny new gadgets? Because we believe they will bring us a better future with improved health, networks and jetpacks. Eris Stassi is not a futurologist, but she is studying [...]
In the summer of last year I submitted a panel idea for SXSW which went to community vote, the SXSW Advisory Boards and SXSW staff before making it through to the first batch of events to be programmed for 2010.
I am really excited to be presenting at the Festival, and have been lucky enough to [...]