I like big ambitious ideas. And this is one I am involved with. The plan is to open a hotel on Belfast’s Shankill Road.
Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee Harvey is a producer as is Phil Morrow who runs the production company RETìníZE and Nigel McAlpine who runs Storyfx and Digital Catapult in Belfast.
On this episode the story of the Oh Yeah music centre with Charlotte Dryden and Paul Kane. There’s music from Hand Models, Reevah, Strange New Places and Cut in Blinks.
In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend. On Friday evening there were workshops and on Saturday the main event was in W5. Victoria McCallum was on the podcast to preview the event a few weeks ago, and she’s back to reflect on how it all went. Claire Burn and Daniella Topping were with Victoria when we sat down to talk about the summit and more generally women in technology here.
Innovations and new ventures in this episode of the podcast (with the really clever name). From TV to YouTube and celebrating collaboration with Digital DNA Belfast. Maxine Mawhinney’s The Moment and Digital DNA in Belfast
How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode
Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.
Deepa talks about her journey from being a teenage photographer, studying social policy at the LSE in London, moving to Belfast to work as an equality officer in the city, becoming an artist and now a creator of virtual reality and immersive experiences.