It's here – The Showcase of Objects Sandbox. I'm very excited to say that REACT have partnered with The London Design Festival and Brompton Design District to bring Objects Sandbox Showcase to Christie's in South Kensington during the festival.
Wednesday saw our final workshop and the Work in Progress Show of Objects Sandbox – three months have passed very quickly.
The first workshop was way back on the 13th and 14th March. Back then ideas were nascent, ready to be honed and explored. Collaborations and relationships had great potential but hadn't grown to working relationships and no one really knew what lay ahead.
But, it has been incredible. The cohort has been fantastic.Posted by Tom Metcalfe
Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the inaugural O'Reilly Solid Conference in San Francisco. A two day conference focussing on the intersection of software and hardware.
Chaired by Jon Bruner of O'Reilly and Joi Ito of MIT Media Lab, the speaker line up was fantastic.
Located at Fort Mason, right on the edge of the Bay, the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz viewable from just about everywhere. It certainly was a cracking location for a conference.Posted by Tom Metcalfe
We’re three and a half weeks into REACT Objects Sandbox!
I’m still ecstatic about the eclectic diversity of the cohort. The idea of having ethnomusicologists alongside archaeologists and electronic engineers, collaborating with talented designers and being on course to contribute meaningful and new perspectives to the Internet of Things is brilliant.
We are delighted to announce the six new collaborations taking part in our Objects Sandbox.
Remote controlled taxidermy, stress relieving data pebbles, augmented music instruments are all to be developed in this exciting exploratory space.Posted by Simon Moreton
REACT Working Paper Commission: “Exploring the role of the Arts and Humanities in design for the Internet of Things”
Duration: March – September 2014
REACT is looking to commission an energetic, curious and experienced investigator to research and deliver a working paper for REACT.Posted by Simon Moreton
If you're an academic researcher or creative company and interested in a period of exciting R&D around the future of the internet and objects, you could be interested in Objects Sandbox.
REACT Objects Sandbox will fund six ground-breaking collaborations between creative companies and academic researchers around human-experiences within the Internet of Things. Each collaboration will receive £50,000 and the opportunity to work intensively on their idea over three months, starting in March 2014.Posted by Simon Moreton