STEAMBOX. Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, themes that can be found in a box. Or more specifically: a box that prepares you for the technological and scientific challenges of the future. In 2016, the STEAMbox project started at VRT Sandbox to introduce more room for experimenting in the classroom. Since then, the team has been developing and testing the box. Last Wednesday, 18 students and 3 teachers received the challenge to build interactive stairs, by means of the content and tools of the box. Challenge accepted and a lot of feedback gained!
Did you miss Creative Circle? Do you want to relive the atmosphere of the event? Did you forget the names of our team? Good news! Storyteller Fredo made a vlog about our fifth Creative Circle for #vrtforward, our channel for VRT Innovation. Watch it here!
Through the camera of Fredo De Smet and visually enhanced by Anne Manteleers.
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5 European research projects have been approved for funding by the European Commission! One of these projects is called MediaRoad and it focuses on transforming the current approach at VRT Sandbox into a replicable model, allowing for the growth of a European network and a strong innovating European media industry.
The ’MediaRoad’ project is coordinated by the EBU and is fully funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. It will officially begin on the first of September 2017 for a duration of two years, with a launch event to take place early October.
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Creating new content, improving workflows and engaging the community. That is what Creative Circle V was about. We are glad to have welcomed all of you and are looking forward to new collaborations! In case you missed it, there was also a junglebox for demo's by our startups.
On the 4th, 5th and 6th of May, the event Hack Belgium takes place in the Tour & Taxis in Brussels. What does this entail? About 1000 people from different fields coming together with the goal of building a better Belgium. Agriculture, health, mobility, economy… You name it, there is no challenge left out. As VRT Sandbox, we are engaged in co-writing the story of media in the future.
As of Wednesday, the 18th of January, a new television program called Wonen.tv is aired on tv-channel één. The program focuses on living in all its aspects: viewers and readers are given tips and information about living, renting, selling and renovating houses. Besides a TV format, the program also has an elaborate website that offers surfers a virtual visit to the houses seen on television. To make this happen, VRT Sandbox collaborated with the company YUME VR and the editorial team of wonen.tv to build a 360° video player for the web.