Fake images: How an Oxford firm’s technology is helping to verify images online

Karen David | IT | Comms | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | AI | Feb 20th 2020

How easy it is to manipulate a digital photo or video is driving an escalation in the presence of fake images across the internet. Yet technology to verify images could have unintended consequences. Oxford-based Serelay, a player in the emerging field of controlled image capture, is catching the attention of global news outlets and human rights organisations.

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New £150m film studios and digital creative hub to be built near Reading

Gill Oliver | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Education | Construction | Feb 19th 2020

A new £150m film studio and digital creative hub is to be built on the outskirts of Reading, creating up to 3,000 jobs.

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Date is announced for this year’s Creative Industries Showcase, as sector growth outperforms wider economy

Gill Oliver | Comms | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | AI | Feb 18th 2020

Professionals from broadcasting, video games, special effects, music and publishing will come together in Oxford this summer for Creative Industries Showcase #2

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Exclusive: Behind the scenes at Rebellion’s Didcot Film Studios – one year on

Gill Oliver | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | Nov 11th 2019

One year on since video games company Rebellion splashed £78m on a former print factory in Didcot, we reveal how the transformation to film studios is going.

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How an Oxford edutech business convinced high-net-worth Angel investors to hand over £800K

Gill Oliver | Culture | Food | Education | Investment | Sep 16th 2019

Going on an adult education course in garden design planted the seed for Elspeth Briscoe’s edtech startup. Now she's raised £800,000 from Angel investors.

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‘Values-driven’ digital agency becomes employee-owned

Karen David | Management | Aug 23rd 2019

When employees of digital agency Torchbox were invited to a company meeting for a ‘major announcement,’ they must have dreaded the worst. Instead the outcome was anything but. Founders Tom Dyson and Olly Willans were inviting them all to become shared owners of Torchbox as one of the first digital agencies in the UK to become employee owned.

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REVIEW: ‘Tools for Life’ at Modern Art Oxford

Karen David | Event Review | Culture | Entertainment | Feb 21st 2020

The relationships between mankind, nature and industrial production are explored by New York-based Chilean artist Johanna Unzueta in Tools for Life, her new show at Modern Art Oxford.

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Visualisation engine is making big data analysis a whole lot easier

Karen David | IT | Culture | Food | Politics | Feb 6th 2020

Oxford University spin-out Zegami has developed software that enables huge volumes of data to be easily accessed and analysed. TechTribe Oxford talks to co-founder and chief technology officer Roger Noble about the firm's growth, scale-up plans and Twitter activity during the UK general election.

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From refugee shelters to blockchain: Vinay Gupta’s mission to save the world

Gill Oliver | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Sustainability | Jan 24th 2020

Entrepreneur and engineer Vinay Gupta explains how he invented the hexayurt refugee shelter and why blockchain tech will change everything about international trade.

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Filmmakers shooting with mobile phones inspire Oxfordshire Screentalk audience

Karen David | Event Review | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Jan 18th 2020

The latest Screentalk Oxfordshire event explored how filmmakers are using mobile phones in new ways for creative storytelling. In a packed room at Oxford’s Curzon Cinema, BBC filmmaker and trainer […]

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Network profile: ScreenTalk Oxfordshire

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Nov 15th 2019

Gareth Ellis-Unwin, the producer of BAFTA-winning film The King’s Speech, and On Chesil Beach and Colette producer Elizabeth Karlsen are just two of the high-profile guests to be found at […]

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How to make a vinyl record

Antony David | Media | Entertainment | Manufacturing | Oct 17th 2019

First, a master recording is made, usually in a studio where engineers perfect the recorded sound. Analogue mixes are recorded onto tape; digital mixes onto digital tape formats or, more commonly today, the hard drives of digital audio workstations.

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Events Coming Soon

28 Feb 2020

Income insecurity in the 21st Century A morning of talks exploring the current challenges of income insecurity, with keynote speaker Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England. Topics include pay volatility and income insecurity issues in the UK, their implications for the labour market and the structure of the social security system. Speakers also include Matteo Richiardi, Professor of Economics and Director of EUROMOD, University of Essex, INET Associate and Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath. 11.15 to 1pm at Oxford Martin School, Oxford OX1 3BD Details

03 Mar 2020

Introducing Janet Ogundele, non-executive director at HR Wallingford, talks about the successes and challenges she has faced as a woman and person of colour. With more than two decades of experience devising HR strategy, managing change and building best practice HR functions, Janet’s expertise centres around delivery of business results through effective, collaborative and commercial HR interventions. 1 to 2pm, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Conference Centre. Details.

03 Mar 2020

Introducing Janet Ogundele Non-executive director at HR Wallingford, Janet Ogundele talks about the successes and challenges she has faced as a woman and person of colour. With more than two decades of experience devising HR strategy, managing change and building best practice HR functions, Janet’s expertise centres around delivery of business results through effective, collaborative and commercial HR interventions. 1 to 2pm, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Conference Centre. Details.

 

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