Nexus are a makerspace collective based at Sample-Studios, Cork. They host monthly Dev Talks – similar to TED Talks / Educational Lectures – mostly about creativity, experimentation and new developments in the world of technology and programming.
Nexus' CorkDev.io project: It is an education project highlighting new and innovative technical methods for web development, hardware, sensors and computer programming, including the steps for the creation of interactive art exhibitions, app development and web creativity. Nexus are made up of members who work on their individual projects as well as collaborating on group research and making.
Shane Marks (Necrosoft Games):
Necrosoft Games is a distributed game developer with members all over the dang world! We try real hard to make games that we ourselves want to play, influenced by our varied upbringings and taste. Maybe you’ll like
our games, too! Who knows! We're currently working on an unnamed project which is a Tactics RPG and Simulation game in which college boarding school students fight a demonic force that is trying to break into human reality through a portal in an abandoned wing of the school.
The game features music by famed Italian Horror composer Fabio Frizzi. As well art by junkboy (Markus Toivonen) of Minecraft frame, Mariel Cartwright (Indivisible, Skullgirls), and Catherine Menabde. See More: http://necrosoftgames.com/
As part of my involvement with the Nexus group in Sample Studios I have been involved with 3D printing and digital modelling. I am also the founder of designerdojo.ie, the MD of Viewsion Virtual Environments (3D Printing, 3D Modelling and Design). Recently I installed a permanent exhibit in place of the Cork City Centre 3D Printed model which measures one foot (300mm) in diameter and describes a 1.7km diameter circle around the city centre which encompasses St. Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon and the Custom House. The model is currently on loan to St. Peter's Church. In addition, I have created interactive photo models of Blackrock Castle, The Butter Mart, and Skiddy'sAlmshouse amongst other buildings in Cork. I have also produced virtual 3D video tours around the City Centre.
Blackrock Castle (2014 - 2016)
Butter Mart (2016)
Cork City Centre Tour (2015)
City Walls in Context (2015)