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Insomnia 55: A real eye opener

Today we’ve got a guest post from Toby, on behalf of our incredible digital team, Things. The pictures in this blog post deserve a big shout out to the lovely people at Logitech, and are the superb work of Ricci Chera.   Last weekend saw our first venture to Insomnia as a group – the biggest…

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Digital Trends: Transient Social, 4D Printing & Everyday Robots

Last week we attended a phenomenal digital trends presentation by the very knowledgeable Emma from Things Unlimited. She reminded us about the amazing way the digital and real worlds are already blending together, and gave us some predictions to keep an eye out for. Digital Integration This is pretty ordinary today, you know the drill…

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An ode to the GIF

If a picture can speak a thousand words, is it fair to say a GIF can speak a thousand feelings? At a recent Ignite event, during which each speaker had five minutes and a maximum of 20 slides to get their point across, our imagination was caught by one of the evening’s more enlightening talks…

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Let’s party like it’s 2118

As Nelson Bostock’s resident DJ, (modesty alone prevents from saying *celebrity* DJ), I take my music festivals pretty seriously. Things have changed somewhat since my first ever festival experience (Reading Fest, 1999). Today, technology takes centre stage almost as much as the music does. What are some of the most exciting uses of technology in festivals today?…

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Reflections on “Top Secret: from ciphers to cyber security”

At NBU we always want to explore how the subject matter of our work relates to the world around us. Technology infiltrates every day in so many ways. From the way we communicate with one another, to the security of our most private information. This week, designer Stephanie Howard visited an exhibition at the Science…

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