Talkaoke at Hackstock / Sci-fi London 2017

Hosting a talk show at an event like Hackstock is always going to be interesting. The discussions are vibrant and bonkers with ideas coming at you from all directions. From virtual reality to science fiction, hallucinogens, existentialism, politics, art, science, all areas of philosophy, spirituality and technology, we went there…

There was even a special guest appearance by some members of Kraftwerk!

Talkaoke at New Scientist Live 2016

Talkaoke, in conjunction with Chat Lab from Queen Mary, was at ExCel Centre in London for 4 days of New Scientist Live, a festival of ideas and discovery.

There’s also lots of photos from the event here

3D printing Guinness World Records

3D printing Guinness World Records

I have written some short articles for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Guinness Book of World Records. These records all concern 3D printing and include…

  • First 3D-printed car
  • First village to 3D-print all of its residents
  • First 3D-printed dress
  • First object 3D-printed in space
  • Smallest working power tool
  • First 3D-printed bionic organ
  • Most 3D printed 3D printer
  • Most popular 3D printed medical device
  • Fastest 3D printed running robot
  • Smallest 3D printed medical device
  • Fastest 3D printed object in water
  • Largest 3D printed boat
  • Largest object 3D printed in metal
  • First 3D printed motorcycle
  • Most powerful rocket to use 3D printing
  • First 3D printed pills

You Have Been Upgraded

You Have Been Upgraded was a festival of human enhancement held at the Science Museum in March 2015. The festival transformed part of the Museum into a futuristic expo of biotechnology, featuring a mix of scientists, experts, artists and a bold theatrical performance.

Created by the Science Museum in collaboration with Unlimited Theatre, You Have Been Upgraded imagined a world where biotechnologists were elevated to rock star status by a new mega-company. Festival visitors entered a world where the boundaries of what it means to ‘be a normal human’ are broad, flexible and highly personal.

I commissioned and oversaw production of this short film made by Chocolate Films.

Robot Safari

Over 6,000 people visited Robot Safari EU, a fantastic landscape inhabited by robots based on wild animals and plants from 30 November – 1 December 2013.

Visitors explored how nature can inspire innovative designs, watching as 13 unique robots swam, flapped and crawled their way around a unique safari experience. Many of the robots were on show to the British public for the first time.

I commissioned and produced this promotional and retrospective short film with Chocolate Films.

3D: printing the future

 

October 2013 saw the opening of ‘3D: printing the future’, an exhibition all about the explosion of 3D printing. With my colleagues we researched the most interesting commercial, industrial and medical applications whilst delving into personal stories of the pioneers, innovators and early users of 3D printed applications.

The exhibition ran for over a year and it’s hard to convey the excitement of knowing that millions of visitors would have seen my handiwork.

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3D: printing the future

October 2013 saw the opening of ‘3D: printing the future’, an exhibition all about the explosion of 3D printing. With my colleagues we researched the most interesting commercial, industrial and medical applications whilst delving into personal stories of the pioneers, innovators and early users of 3D printed applications.

To accompany the exhibition I produced some video content explaining some elements of the technology, these include animations and short films with Chocolate Films. First up we have the introduction showing the basic principle of how 3D printing works.

Towards the end of the exhibition we mounted 3D prints of several hundred lucky visitors, who’d come to the museum previously to be 3D scanned. A screen under this wall of people explained how it was done.

Recent advances in 3D printing mean that more people than ever can make their ideas real. This explosion of creativity has created millions of interesting things – some of them could even change your life. No wonder 3D printing is always in the news. But are the stories accurate, or even true? Let our experts guide you around the hype of 3D printing, as they reveal this technology’s real-life potential.
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