Over this weekend (21-22 October) Salford University has created a focused space, #GameLab, for scientists and tech mavens to exhibit their work. Here we witnessed the unique convergence point between 'future media' and scientific research, much of it using VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). For ease of communication what we refer to in this … Continue reading Virtual Reality (VR) and science are converging and you can learn about VR technologies at Salford University
Yesterday we were lucky enough to encounter a team of students from the University of Salford using petri dishes filled with agar and swabs to hand. Strange thing to be doing you might think? No, not at all there is a lot we can find out from 'oral flora'. 'Oral flora' is an, er, interesting … Continue reading What’s a #BioSelfie?
15:03 - @UoSMediaCity Firstly we must apologise at In\Progress HQ, a #CitizenScienceShowcase is VERY EASY to get carried away in...so in some cases we'll be back tracking our account of how everything happened. #GameLab But here is where it got META Nokia Health is a new fangled concept/product so you think, but nearly two years … Continue reading #Techception is When You Are Wearing the Product Nokia Are Talking About…
We used periscope to speak to people from Salford University running Hydrogen cell technology from a pedal bike, describe to us how liquid nitrogen works and the team behind Chiptunes. What is a chiptune? It's modern music made from the repertoire of sounds produced by old Game Boys. Good old '8-bit' music! Watch the video … Continue reading #MSF @UoSMediaCity Periscope
12.43:@UoSMediaCity Come and visit the AqAIRium at University of Salford at MediaCityUK... Check out @salfordscience’s #AqAIRium a fully immersive experience @UoSMediaCity #comesee @McrSciFest #MSF17 pic.twitter.com/2Yjx7moSBZ— In\Progress (@weareinprogress) October 21, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It's open all weekend with a totally immersive (excuse the pun) VR experience too!
11.30am: @UoSMediaCity We spoke to the folks at Capturing Our Coast... Hey @CapturingRCoast fantastic to see you #GameLab @UoSMediaCity today! #SpermWatch (wales) @SalfordScience pic.twitter.com/GFUAvLeIPu— In\Progress (@weareinprogress) October 21, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
10.49am: @UoSMediaCity @SalfordScience The build up has begun. We've been blown around @MediaCityUK (thanks Storm Brian!) and witnessed everyone set up @UoSMediaCity... Take a whistle stop tour with In\Progress at #GameLab! Michaela Parnell will be taking a tour of the site with a 360 degree camera!
It's three days until we hit Salford's Citizen Science Showcase at the University of Salford's Media City campus, as part of Manchester Science Festival 2017. Excited doesn't cut it! Come and explore the future of scientific research, shape it and feel it for yourself. You'll see art, media, science and technology intersect in a kaleidoscope of … Continue reading Three Days Until University of Salford’s Citizen Science Showcase @ MediaCityUK
There, we said it. Whatever you may think of the radical, youth-centric perspective of VICE Media, it's surely gone and blown some perceptions of science straight out of the water. Educating a new generation on the adverse effects of illicit drug taking and the pharmacological phenomena, cultures and attitudes that surround them and their production. … Continue reading VICE Media Did Investigative Science Communication Before It Was Cool or Should We Say Hamilton Morris Did?
Throw in some digital to your journalism, some broadcast to your science and some viral to your communication. Bash it all together creatively and what do you get? Aside from some, erm, well, odd stock photos and click-baity headlines when you open your phone (certain respectable and long standing outlets - we're looking at you). … Continue reading Let’s Jam! Citizens & Future Media – The Handy Intersection Between Mainstream and Viral.