R&D

NFC – A practical Application

 Over a year ago we wrote a blog post titled NFC: what is it and why should you care? which outlined what NFC was and why we thought it worthy of your attention. Having had a year to muse over and play with the technology, we really do feel that…

The manila folder's swan song

It's been with us since the year dot, but the end is in sight for the beloved manila folder. A main stay of the last twenty years of computing, the first and last bastion of computer symbolic physicality, actually had it's humble beginnings…

Getting started with image-based modelling and 3D rendering

Ever wondered how some 3D models look so life-like? Image based modelling and rendering (IMBR) is a technique that creates a 3D polygonal model from a set of 2D photographs. This technique can provide a fast and efficient approach to the re-creation…

'I Could Do That' moves inside

'I Could Do That' moves inside Last night our R&D project ‘I Could Do That’ moved off the streets and in to the gallery space. The first test of this new area was an exhibition organised by the Lava Collective, just down the road at the Rag Factory where work from…

Err...I Could Do That!

Err...I Could Do That! So we’ve been working on something new in the R&D lab and this time it’s a mobile site. Here at Digit HQ we are situated alongside some very cool (and some pretty terrible) street art, which everyone seems to have an opinion about. We…

HTML 5 - 0 Flash

HTML 5 - 0 Flash For this summer’s world cup we decided to combine some R&D, our love of the beautiful game and a bit of good old gambling. The result?...the Digit HTML 5 world cup golden boot interactive game (catchy eh?!).At the start of the tournament each Digitee…

Poly @ Future Everything

Poly @ Future Everything Last week I took Poly on the train up to Manchester so she could be exhibited as part of the Future Everything festival. Future Everything previously known as Future Sonic is a an award winning festival showcasing art, music and debate around the themes…

FOLLOW ME

FOLLOW ME Follow Me - a new R&D project designed especially for the Digit homepage – is now live! It’s a data visualisation tool mapping local journeys that Digitees make around work. And no, despite many a sarcastic comment to the contrary, this…

Ask-Poly goes live

Ask-Poly goes live Our latest offering from r&d is poly, made of polythene, get it, sorry ;-)Anyway it’s pretty simple we wanted to do a bit of physical data visualisation and this was the prototype we made.   Poly will display votes on submitted questions…