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Arboreal Lightning

Arboreal LEDs light up Roundhouse

A giant tree formed of LED wires hooked up to custom-built software that fed it sound illuminated Camden’s Roundhouse like never before this month. Arboreal Lightning is an interactive installation created by architect and artist Alex Haw to accompany the music of electronic experimentalist Imogen Heap.

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Rob Rebholz

SpaceWays makes room for improvement

TECHCITYINSIDER100: SpaceWays is looking to disrupt the UK’s £355 million self-storage market. Backed by Berlin-based Rocket Internet, the founders are targeting the highly mobile young. Managing director Rob Rebholz spoke to us.

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ghislaine boddington

Boddington makes body data space

TECHCITYINSIDER100: body>data>space is a creative technology collective specialising in putting interaction with the human body at the heart of art projects. Its latest helps deaf dancers to ‘see’ sound in their performance. Founder Ghislaine Boddington spoke to us.

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young gifted and tech

Young, gifted and tech

TECH TALK 29: Entrepreneurs under 30 were the focus of TechCityinsider’s first live recording of our Tech Talk show this month at Boxpark Shoreditch. On the panel: Anne-Marie Imafidon, Ben Wakeham, Jennifer Arcuri, Ruben Kostucki and Ted Nash.

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Headspace

Startups demand flexible quality spaces

PROPERTY TECH: Tech startups are turning their backs in droves on unaffordable, inflexible five-year leases in favour of more short-term options. Jonathan Rosenblatt, operating in the new business space, offers his perspective.

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David Buttress

Hungry for success

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Having floated on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year – at nearly £1.5 billion the biggest UK tech IPO in eight years – online takeaway ordering service Just Eat is now targeting growth via mobile. CEO David Buttress explains all.

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drummond gilbert

A journey shared and social

TECHCITYINSIDER100: GoCarShare helps people save money and meet new people through shared journeys. After starting life as a festival car-share platform, the Wayra-graduated startup now also offers corporate car sharing. Co-founder Drummond Gilbert explains.

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Nick Russell

Pop up story

TECHCITYINSIDER100: We Are Pop Up is now Europe’s fastest-growing network of short-term commercial spaces, especially shops. Its peer-to-peer platform brings together pop-up space seekers with landlords. Co-founder and chief executive Nick Russell talks to us.

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Property podcast

Property tech pioneers

TECH TALK 28: Property, an industry controlled for years by middle men and vested interests making vast profits, is an industry ripe for disruption. Luckily it is not immune to change, and technology may now finally be helping to shift power back towards the consumer. We speak to three proptech entrepreneurs who are trying to change the industry for good.

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oldstroundabout

Slower broadband ‘won’t harm London’

New research from EMBA students at Cass Business School suggests that London’s connectivity may be worse than in other British cities – but that other factors still make the capital one of the best places to start up in business.

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