Lates: Wearable Tech
Lates: Wearable Tech

Lates: Wearable Tech

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What are Lates?

Try something new, do something different!

An upbeat, energetic night out with loads of stuff to do. Listen to some music, have a laugh and take part in odd activities. Then grab some food in our café or a drink in the bar and share stories and meet new people.

For one night only, four times a year, we work with artists and scientists from the whole of the UK, from different walks of life and backgrounds to bring brilliant minds together.

And who are they for?

These after hour openings are for adults only, no kids allowed. If you're up for a night out with a twist, then this is for you. And guess what, they're free to attend!

So what's the theme this time?

We have become a nation obsessed with images. We live stream our life on the move. We capture every moment of our days. We’re fascinated with new digital experiences.

Wearable computing feeds that addiction.

We're going to have a contemporary look into wearable camera technology as well as a wider inspection of this cutting edge culture.

Can I do my social media thang?

Yes please! Help us spread the Lates joy.

Tweet all about it using #Lates. Get Snapchat happy. Facebook, Insta and Youtube until your heart's content.



8pm, The Glow Show - Roll up, roll up! Experience an illuminating performance by The Travelling Light Circus as they jump, spin and dance in their amazing Glow Show!

Lightning Talks

7.20pm, Electric Corset - Join us for a talk all about the exciting technology of e-materials with Sarah Kettley from Nottingham Trent University.

7.40pm, Wearable Collections - Take a dive into the National Media Museum Collections with our Researcher and explore some wearable camera technologies from the past.

8.20pm, Wearable Virtual Reality Cameras - See wearable surveillance cameras in a new light after this pop culture and media theory mashup of the wearable camera in fiction and film by Derek Hales.


Silent Disco - Back by popular demand, what better way to celebrate wearable technology than with an awesome Silent Disco in our Gallery using wireless headphones!

Wearable LED Badges - Learn how to solder and take home your very own piece of wearable tech – a flashing LED badge! 100 max. Free and ticketed. First come first serve basis.

LED Felt Brooch - Get crafty with some fabric, and make an LED brooch to take home.

Spectacular Specs - Make and wear these spectacular specs that give you psychedelic vision!

Put you En Route, Put you In The Zone - Don the racing cap and jersey of a road cyclist and complete a climb from the Tour de Yorkshire! Use a real road bike, wearable heart monitor and GoPro footage to race your way to the top.

Bradford Fashion - Introducing the fashion designers of the future! Come and check out the work of Bradford College Fashion students and their work into the world of wearables.

CSI: VR - Using innovative robotics and virtual technology let Durham University’s Mehzeb Chowdhury introduce you to the world of virtual crime scene investigation using the MABMAT rover.

Police Body Cameras - Come check out some of the wearable cameras being used by police forces across the country and how they can help officers in their day to day duties.

Collections Close Up - Meet our Researcher, ask questions and explore our quirky wearable camera technologies in more detail.

NFC ring - Find out how much power you hold with a simple wave of the hand, with the help of the world’s first smart ring with payment technology, amongst other features. The perfect way to upgrade your finger!

Virtual Lab Tour - Join Cancer Research UK in a virtual tour of one of their research laboratories and experience the places where ground breaking scientific research happens.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Showcase - Take a virtual flight over the Lake District with BirdHive, or if heights aren’t your thing, experience augmented reality with Google Glass.

Wearable Tech Showcase - Can you control a game with your mind? Have a go with a range of wearable technologies designed to interact with your eyes brain and body in this group of demos from The University of Manchester.

Blood, Bones and Body Circuits - Find out how a Fitbit uses light to measure blood pressure, how bones can transmit sound and how the human body can become a circuit board.

Drones! - Enter the world of aerial imaging, have a go at controlling a drone’s camera system and find out what a career working with drones might be.

The Official After Party, 9pm – 11pm - Visit our Official After Party across the road at the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, as part of Uncommons. Find out more here. UnCommons is a series of events from Recon, Bradford Threadfest, M@BU - Music at Bradford University bringing together live music, performance, installations, interactive technology, food, drink and good vibes in unusual spaces in and around Bradford.

Tweet a selfie to @mediamuseum #Lates - Our fave will win a goodie bag of prizes!

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