One of our speakers for the Creative Lab evening is Jane Trapman. She is an IMEM alumni who took a Master in Imagineering. Therefore, she gained the title ‘Master in Business Innovation’. Jane Trapman will be speaking about imagineering. Imagineering is another way of looking at things. Imagineers look at the empirical data reports, however they also follow their ‘guts feeling’. It is about thinking different and being innovative. Imagineers look for good experiences because a good experience keeps consumers at your company. Companies do not just sell products, they also have to sell identity and stories. Want to learn more about imagineering and how it works? Then you should join the Creative Lab evening!
The speaker Stefan Lugtigheid, an MMI alumnus, will talk about Mixblocks. Mixblocks started as a hobby project for making music in a more intuitive way. It became a business of five people looking for possible commercial opportunities. However, they want to go back to their roots because it did not fit their thought of “music for all the people”. Now they want to involve enthusiastic people to make it a successful open source project. Dou you think you can do it better than the men at Mixblocks? And have some experience in starting/participating in an open source project? Then we challenge you to come to the Creative Lab!
Check out the Mixblocks demo here.
Dr. Mata Haggis worked as an animator, and indie games/digital media developer for seven years before joining the mainstream games industry. He had his animations shown on a major television network across Europe and worked for clients of all sizes. Along with the successes there were also some failures, and this short talk will be about the lessons learnt from these experiences, and the opportunities today that were not available fifteen years ago.
Mata is a games & narrative designer, with a broad range of creative interests spanning oil painting to circus performance. He is the head of the Design & Production department at IGAD.
You can check out some of his artwork here.
First speaker announcement!
Felicia Wijnveen is a graduating IMEM student who got a hang of the sharing economy. Examples that are already out there like peerby.com and airbnb.com show that by this change in the economy, consumers themselves gain power. Especially because of the online possibilities in society. She will tell more about her graduation project ‘Fashion Swapp‘. On her page she writes:
“Take a critical look into your wardrobe. Are you seriously going to wear that item again? Or is it a typical case of a bad buy? Give yourself a profile and upload pictures of your items. Filter on distance and size. Then explore and search for items you are interested in. If you have found something, click on it. A request is automatically sent to the owner with the question if she wants to look at your items as well. If there is a match you are able to chat and arrange a swap date. You can meet up, so no sending difficulties and costs are involved. You can meet at home or somewhere in the city center, that is up to you. Or have a coffee together, so you get to know your fellow citizens.”
Today during an open meeting of the Creative Lab we had a visit from the Performatory. They have told us about a very inspiring project they are working on right now called ‘De Versnellingsbak‘ (The Gearbox). In this project they want to, in a week’s time, visit governments, organizations, businesses, freelancers, networking and / or initiatives to help with their challenge. This because of their conviction that solutions lie in adding fresh people with new perspectives, ideas and energy. Whether they will have to help in hosting, programming, communication, developing a plan, organize brainstorm sessions, concept development or marketing activities. They will do the job as good as they can.
Now they are looking for participants to record their progress and develop several video’s, among which a teaser. Are you the one we are looking for? Or perhaps you have an additional idea? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to join in on this project!
Do you remember us talking about the Oculus Rift? Sure you do. Yesterday we’ve had an interesting talk with the International Go Short Festival from Nijmegen. In collaboration with the festival we’re aiming to create an Oculus film experience, how cool is that?
We are now searching for student participants that would like to join in on this project and be on the cutting edge of developing a completely new immersive virtual experience. Are you in? Then join us next week from 12:30 to 13:30 at N1.403 for a collective brainstorm on this project.
Don’t forget to let us know you’ll be there by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
We need you! The Creative Lab received an e-mail from Marketing and Communication employee (and IMEM alumni!) Sanne Tonkens below:
NHTV Marketing and Communication department wants to develop a new promo video which will be used within all presentations to external parties and at the online platforms. The two minute video will be produced by me, Sanne Tonkens (graduate IMEM, currently working at NHTV M&C). The goal of the video is to give an impression how it is to study at NHTV in Breda. This on a innovative and engaging way which fits to the audience; future students. Therefore I’m looking for enthusiastic and creative students how are able to work with me. Preferable third IMEM students. The production period will be in the weeks 16 till 20. Depending on the work hours there will be a compensation.
Editor (Video editing, special effects (basic), subtitles)
Sound (Recording sound, background music, sound editing and voiceovers)
If you are interested or have questions let me know before the 15th of January by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
The week before Christmas, our first residents SassyBot Studio has locked themselves up in the Huis voor Beeldcultuur in Breda for a good cause, the Red Cross. Working day after day on a game, that is now close to being released, they have raised a total of 1300 Euros. We are proud of their achievement and you can visit their website to look back on what they have done and read their blog (recommended!).
Last week’s Creative Lab Kick Off had inspired an audience of 140 students and employees as well. The audience interacted with the speakers and there were many questions asked, even at the drink afterwards ideas and knowledge were exchanged. We are very curious, and will keep you up to date, to all new projects that might arise from this!
Thanks to you all!
Some of you might remember the final Creative Lab session of last year, a huge success with inspiring talks and 80 visitors ranging from researchers to students and from employees to industry. This year the Creative Lab will take its step to the next level, starting off with a big kick-off event on the 20th of November at the NHTV. With a wide range of speakers, this evening promises to be an inspirational one where creative ideas will be exchanged as well as probably some business cards. Be sure to join! More information can be found on the Facebook event page.