The quest to send Jon Spooner into space started at the SpaceAss challenge in 2012. A mini-Jon was created and prepared for launch, but due to unforeseen circumstances the mission failed. This year we hope to change this. Today he has a new shuttle, a better propulsion system and some pretty sophisticated data collection and communication systems to keep his mission on track.Read More
For the second year, the Product Research Studio has set a few challenges for the International SpaceApps Challenge. This year, Tom, Jon, Mike and Ali will be participating in the challenges in Exeter which take place on the 20th and 21st April.
"Print is dead. Long live print. Tom Pain's 21st century pamphlet connects to the internet to showcase user generated content from activists in Syria and bloggers in Preston (UK). The web gets physical with Interactive Newsprint - a new platform for community news, whilst legacy news organisations abandon print for screen based delivery. Can interactive newsprint offer community news groups and activists a cheap and viable alternative to the smartphone generation? Panelists from The Daily Dot, Citizenside and the Interactive Newsprint project in the UK put forward their cases - but the the live demo of paper that connects to the internet might just sway the naysayers...."
The Interactive Newsprint team are using innovative technology to engage communities interested in creating a new platform for community news.
On Saturday night, in a packed bar in downtown Austin, Rogers, Egglestone, Mills and Metcalfe from the Interactive Newsprint research team showed some of the results to hundreds of people attending the Knight, Mozilla, MIT Media Lab SXSW 2013 party. The entire team were kept busy the entire evening running demonstrations and fielding questions.Read More
Mike, Tom and Roy from the research studio held a conductive ink workshop at the wonderful MakLab in Glasgow. The aim of the workshop was to introduce conductive inks to to collection of Glasgow creatives to show them its potential. The workshop was attended by people from various backgrounds, from design to printmaking.Read More