Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects.
Recent projects include the design of a pair of shoes with inbuilt GPS to guide the wearer home, a Binaudios device to listen to the sounds of a city, a race against a 3D Printer at the V&A and a stained glass driverless car of the future.
Designer Thomas Heatherwick had this to say on Wilcox's invention drawings, "Dominic Wilcox's drawings aren't just witty and beautifully drawn, they are serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible."
I'm on a hunt for those ideas that make you want to jump in the air with your legs out stretched like in the old tv series Fame. I'm on a constant creative journey to discover innovative ideas and possibilities through all sorts of mental tricks I play on myself to get my brain outside of it's everyday, humdrum thoughts.
This talk is about my work and the methods I use to find and create ideas such as a Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car of the future, or Binaudios that work like binoculars for the ears.
I'll speak about how looking into the distant past can reveal ideas we can connect with technology to create something surprising and new. I'll look at how a playful approach to creativity is seriously important and why not closing down ideas too early can lead to bigger and better things.
"It's a thrilling roller coaster of a creative talk from the comfort of an upholstered chair"