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Andrew Fentem is an innovation and engineering expert who has done pioneering work on smart objects, tangible computer interfaces, planar robotics, advanced touchscreens, smartwatches, and knowledge management software.

As the inventor of several early multi-touch interface technologies, Andrew acted as an expert in the major patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. He was later interviewed about various controversies: www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/20/andrew_fentem_interview/ and www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2523680/How-Britain-iPhone-technology-Apple-Quango-handed-advantage-competition.html

Prior to this, Andrew worked in academic research at Cambridge University and London Business School - studying the management of innovation, the psychology of invention, knowledge mapping, and data visualisation.

Andrew has been asked to appear on TV shows related to business, technology, and education - in the US, UK, and Japan. He currently lives in the UK, and enjoys writing about innovation and politics.




interviews:

"Andrew Fentem...went from working on classified missile systems to developing multi-touch human interfaces, kinetic surfaces and motion sensing technologies before almost anyone else in the world...The Fentix Cube is just the tip of the iceberg of his stunning work." - Gizmodo

Showcase of UK Digital Creativity - UK Government Digital Catapult, Autumn 2015 - youtu.be/uDKRPLoYd48

Andrew Fentem: Why I went to quango to fund pre-iPhone touch tech - The Register, 20 December 2013 - www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/20/andrew_fentem_interview/

Magic Cube Heralds the Future of Gaming and Human Interfaces - Gizmodo, 8 January 2008 - www.gizmodo.com/338502/magic-cube-heralds-the-future-of-gaming-and-human-interfaces

Touch cube points to future toys - BBC News, 25 December 2007 - news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7156414.stm

writing:

'Hacking for Dummies' won't cut it, minister - Financial Times, 2 October 2017 - www.ft.com/content/16fec436-a444-11e7-9e4f-7f5e6a7c98a2

'Obsolete' skills can come back into vogue - Financial Times, 14 August 2016 - www.ft.com/content/4649e200-5e51-11e6-a72a-bd4bf1198c63

Fear and Brexit in Tech City : Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown - The Register, 30 June 2016 - www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/30/andrew_fentem_silicon_roundabout_brexit/

Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you - The Register, 15 June 2016 - www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/15/patent_trolls_innovation_and_brexit/

My savings, not government, funded multitouch research - Financial Times, 7 August 2013 - www.ft.com/content/ec7b8578-ff47-11e2-aa15-00144feabdc0




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Project images: 1. Hybrid multi-touch touchscreen & tangible control surface - London, 2004 / 2. Multi-touch wireless solar-powered controller / 3. Alexander McQueen couture show - Paris, 2004 / 4. Smartwatch - demoed at NagNagNag, London, 2005 / 5. Kinetic surface / 6. Fentix Cube / 7. Modular multi-touch computer devices / 8. Mechatronic wallpaper / 9. Mechatronic pixels - UK Digital Creativity Showcase, London, 2015 / 10. Internet of Things (IoT) display






Amsterdam, 2017



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