9th March 2015, 5:23pm
The Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury’s inaugural lecture to students
Technology expert and The Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury revealed the technological advances which most inspire him when he delivered his inaugural lecture at the University of Lincoln, UK.
As a visiting lecturer Jason will be sharing his industry insights with undergraduate students from the University’s Product Design and Computer Science degree courses on two unique modules over the next academic year. His first teaching session took place on Monday 9th March 2015 when he gave his inaugural lecture.
Taking as its starting point Moore’s Law – that improvement in technology is exponential –the lecture examined how tech is transforming our lives, highlighting the innovations that promise to cross into mainstream culture over the coming years.
Jason also delivered briefings for second year students from both degree programmes, setting out challenges to devise new products, developments or technical solutions. He will return throughout the next academic year to assess and steer students’ progress in a series of classes collectively dubbed the ‘BradLab’.
Jason said: “As a former Lincoln student myself, I’m hugely looking forward to spending time with students at the University. My aim is to encourage them to really think about the potential of new technology – whether it’s as a programmer or a designer – and to come up with genuinely innovative ideas that we can develop together over the next year. I hope my inaugural lecture served up plenty of food for thought to fuel the creative process – I threw in a few surprise interactive elements too such as sending a telepresent robot of myself in to start the lecture!”
Jason Bradbury is a television presenter and children’s author, best known for his expertise in new technology and as presenter of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show. He is holder of seven Guinness World Records, including the world’s fastest jet powered luge.
He is known for his exotic DIY gadget builds, which have included a DIY hoverboard, the world's first ‘phone glove’, and he is currently converting his vintage DeLorean into the car from Back to the Future. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lincoln.
Members of the public and schools also enjoyed an adapted version of Jason’s talk on new technologies during a free public guest lecture.