Brighton researchers are using 3D imaging to produce physical copies of artefacts, allowing visitors to study exhibits more closely than ever before.
These technologies can further help museums in repatriation efforts, without the need to hold on to artefacts that were taken away from their places of origin. The digital technology is being seen as a way forward as museums look to “decolonise” and repatriate artefacts “obtained” from their countries of origin mostly during the colonial era.
The University of Brighton has joined Europe-wide research aimed at combatting an estimated billion-pound threat to businesses and governments.
The University’s Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS), is one of 16 partners involved in a European Commission-funded effort to improve the detection and analysis of cyber attacks and threats.
Students and staff from Computer Science for Games and Fashion with Business Studies degrees united to create a catwalk show like no other.
The cutting-edge virtual reality experience, entitled Fashion 360 VR, was developed over four months with the objective of providing an immersive new way to experience fashion students’ collections.
Via a VR headset, users could view a digital runway show featuring models displaying the students’ distinctive designs. The technology was available for visitors to use during the Graduate Show at the University’s City campus and was then on display at Graduate Fashion Week in London.
We caught up with final year Computer Science student Eric D’Addio who filled us in on his course, his final year project and life at Brighton.
What made you choose Brighton and this course?
I’ve always loved Brighton, and have always been good with computers and programming. Brighton has a great tech scene too.
How did you feel when you were first accepted to Brighton?
Very excited, I didn’t expect myself to ever really get to university. The course was pretty much as expected, maybe with a little too much maths and written formal logic thrown in (things I’ve always struggled with, despite doing well at programming), but the tuition and extra assistance from certain tutors pulled me through. I didn’t expect it to get so cold here in winter!!
What were the highlights of your course?
Highlights have definitely been plentiful, best bits have been when we’ve been given free rein over something, like Saeed’s second year module of bit-shifting programming, it was great fun to get so low-level. And especially this final year – every project this year we’ve been able to choose our own focus and application, really good to flex the creativity unshackled.Read More →
Laura Neale and Matthew Weller, both developers with Brandwatch, took time out to come along to act as mentors at our recent Codefest event. We caught up with them, along with Computer Science BSc(Hons) student Lewis Allen, to hear more about how events like these can really help prepare you for work.
Our next Codefest event is on May 17th, 1.30pm-5pm.