Cambridge is the UK’s most innovative city, with the latest figures showing that it had more patents granted per 100,000 residents than the next five UK cities combined (1). To celebrate this amazing fact, Collusion presents Cambridge Invents a digital art project that celebrates some of the city's astounding technological inventions and the stories behind them. So why is Cambridge so inventive? Our short film features exclusive interviews some of the key figure in Cambridge's tech industry to ask them that very question.
We hope that Cambridge Invents will both amaze and inspire you as you find out just how crucial Cambridge technology has been - and still is - to the development of the products and services that have changed the way we live our lives and those of millions of people around the world. Also, what a creative city we live in, one that's full of extraordinary people and ideas. These stories deserve to be heard and shared widely.
This project marks the start of Collusion's conversation with the city, one that aims to engage citizens and organisations in developing Cambridge as an open and collaborative place for the production of experimental contemporary arts and technology, work of a kind that is only possible due to the unique offer of the city. We hope to make further series' of Cambridge Invents films featuring other wonderful inventions. Maybe you'd like to back us? If so, please do get in touch.
1 Source: Centre for Cities, Cities Outlook 2014
Thanks to our colluders!
Collusion is working with Zoe Svendsen, David Scruton and Patrick Bergel on the development of Cambridge Invents.
It's fantastic to be receiving financial support from
Thanks also to Alan Blackwell, Mark Cheverton, Peter Lorenz, Clare Green, Jonathan Austin, John Biggs, and the Festival of Ideas.