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  • 3D Print Manufacturing Adopted Faster Than Anticipated

    In March 2016, Semper CEO, Dave Regan wrote an article on how 3D printing would impact the world. The feedback from that article was mixed. Some readers thought the 3D print advancements the article explained would not happen for decades. Others were so intrigued, they wanted to know how to incorporate this technology into their business sooner rather than later. Continue Reading
  • Can Humans and Industrial Robots Work Well Together?

    Veo Robotics is preparing for the workplace of the future. The company is building robots who can safely interact with humans while performing highly efficient tasks. Veo industrial robots which are designed for all types of manufacturing have depth-sensing cameras signaling to the robot to cease movement when a human is nearby. Watch the video below for more info
  • Are 3D Desktop Printers the Mills of This Century?

    Forget about plastic! Can desktop 3D printers create metal products with more ease? A company called Desktop Metal, is answering that question with a resounding yes. While, 3D metal printers have been around for many years, there has been a limit on the type of metal and manufacture speed due to the material's unwieldy nature. This week, Desktop Metal shared Continue Reading
  • Would You Work With a Robot?

      Many of us enjoy the camaraderie among co-workers. A bond is born from working in the trenches together, learning more about each other's lives and spending numerous hours in the same space. What if one of your co-workers was an intelligent robot? A robot so smart that it could perform manual labor, open doors and even walk with you Continue Reading
  • Can Machines Help Humans Make Novel Music and Art?

    Do we need creative technology to help us discover new art forms? Google Brain, a deep learning project by the search giant is spearheading a platform called, Magenta that may do just that. Watch the video below to learn more about Magenta.
  • Do Robots Need to Trust Humans?

    You can't go online, turn a TV on or read news these days without hearing about robots. They are in our homes, workplace and in public. Robots are being built to help humans with many aspects of our lives. They are being developed to do manual labor more efficiently, perform surgical procedures with fine precision and even be test subjects Continue Reading
  • How Was the First House 3D Printed?

    3D printed food. 3D printed organs. 3D printed shoes. 3D printed everything. Over the past couple of years, it seems as though there isn't any object on Earth that can't be created via 3D printing. This week, news broke about the first 3D printed house. Check out how this was accomplished in the video below.
  • Will Robots Develop a Human Touch?

    We know that robots are being built to do incredible things. There are more possible robot applications in the work place, home and public space being discovered every day.  In the work place, robots are not supposed to replace humans, but merely help them do tedious work with more precision. How are robots supposed to help us if they can't Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips for Finding a TechCreative Job

    From 3D print design to Artificial Intelligence software applications, we're often flooded with the unlimited opportunities possible for TechCreative professionals. It's not always clear how to take a practical step forward in developing your TechCreative career. Here are 5 real-life tips for finding the TechCreative job you desire: 1) Put Your Skills on Display As TechCreative professionals, you have creative Continue Reading
  • Want to See the World’s Largest 3D Print Object?

    It took 30 hours to print and aides in the construction of airplane wings. Meet the world's largest 3D Print Object! Boeing wants to use 3D print technology to manufacture airplane wings because it makes for a lighter product and reduces production time.
  • 3D Printing Utilized to Build Space Taxis

    Can 3D printing help earthbound adventurers go to space? Recently, Boeing enlisted the help of Oxford Performance Materials to 3D print 600 parts for their Starliner Space taxis which are set to launch in 2018. Boeing's Starliner space taxis are one of many off-world missions that are in motion as more people want to go to outer space. NASA and Continue Reading
  • Will Print Ink Become Obsolete?

    Recently, scientists at the University of California Riverside took a step toward changing how we print. Yadong Yin and his colleagues invented a type of paper which can be printed on with light and erased with heat. Yin started on this mission to create a more sustainable paper because nearly 1% of the world's carbon emissions are thanks to paper Continue Reading
  • Can Walking Provide Electricity for the World?

    What if walking to work, the store, the park or anywhere could provide enough energy to power the world? British startup, Pavegen, is working to make this idea a reality with their foot pad technology. Each time someone walks over a Pavegen installation (Built into sidewalks, public places and some buildings), it generates electricity. Currently, Pavegen offers permanent and event Continue Reading
  • How Will 3D Printing Impact Jobs in the Next Decade?

    Will robots replace humans in the work place? What if consumer 3D Printer sales increase? Are we changing the face of our economy in ways that only seemed possible in science fiction movies? These are some of the top questions that arise when the topic of 3D Printing as an industry is discussed. Our C.E.O., Dave Regan wrote an article Continue Reading
  • Will Robots Have Legal Rights Soon?

    Where do robots belong in our society? This is a question the world is asking as Artificial Intelligence continues to enter the workplace, home and public space. This week the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs tackled this question head on by voting yes on a report to give robots legal rights and categorizing them as "electronic persons." The committee Continue Reading
  • Machine Capable of Printing Metal Unveiled at CES

    What is the most advanced technological invention you can imagine? Whatever it is, chances are you can find it at CES. The creative technology conference has been making headlines from Las Vegas, Nevada this week as the latest innovations in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Driving and much more are unveiled. Given our roots of origin in the Print industry, Continue Reading
  • What Did You Miss on TechCreative in 2016?

    In 2016, we covered a lot of ground on this blog. Because the TechCreative field (VR, AI, 3DPrinting and more) is experiencing unparalleled growth, we thought it was crucial to bring you the latest vis this page. Check out three of our top TechCreative blog posts for 2016:   Will Robots Replace TechCreative Workers?    Will 3D Printing Boost TechCreative Continue Reading
  • 3 Creative Technology Trends for 2017

    2016 has been an incredible year of technological advancement. We made great strides with self-driving vehicles, Virtual Reality and the integration of drones into daily life among others. What will the TechCreative trends be in 2017? There are many sources online predicting the next big thing in TechCreative. We consulted them and then made our own list: Virtual Reality in Continue Reading
  • Want to Go For a Ride in a Self-Driving Car?

    We've discussed on this blog the advent of the self-driving car and how TechCreative professionals will be called upon to build this technology. Now, let's take a ride with Uber and TechCrunch in the latest model through the streets of San Francisco. What do you think of the car? Would you feel safe riding in it? Tell us in the Continue Reading
  • Will Amazon Go Change Employment Forever?

    This week Amazon introduced its latest groundbreaking service, called Amazon Go. Watch the video below explaining how the program will work when it is released in early 2017. The creative technology and vision used to create Amazon Go may revolutionize how shopping is done in society. Can you imagine scanning an app on your phone, grabbing the items you need Continue Reading
  • Case Study: Career Barriers and Cultural Entrepreneurship for Art Students

    Career Barriers and Cultural Entrepreneurship for Art Students. How to tend to the care and feeding of your creative talent Company: Boston University Arts Administration Graduate Progam Industry: Education INTRODUCTION As we at Semper learn more about TechCreative and the intersection between creative and technological needs in business, we have been actively reaching out to leaders in various industries to Continue Reading
  • Can Anyone Make Computers?

    As technological advances grow, so does the need for younger generations to be literate in these new creations. The British creative computing company, Kano was formed with that purpose in mind. They make computer kits that kids or anyone can assemble and use everyday. Kano's make it yourself computer has been so successful that the company is about to release Continue Reading
  • Is America Preparing Its Youth For a Creative Technology Future?

    An interesting video started circulating around the internet this week. The short video compares job training in America and Germany. In Germany, students are given more vocational experience allowing them to excel at jobs in food service, technology and manufacturing. Skill sets and crafts are highly valued, in some cases more than a college degree. The topic of how to Continue Reading
  • Can a Robot Solve the Rubik’s Cube in Under a Second?

    Have you ever sat transfixed on a Rubik's Cube? It's colorful parts inviting you to match them up and solve the contraption. Many of us spend hours trying to reach the Rubik's Cube promise land to no avail. Meet "Sub1 Reloaded" the robot who solved the Rubik's Cube in under a minute this week in Munich, Germany. Sub1 isn't simply Continue Reading
  • Is Creative Technology Being Taught to College Students?

    We live in a world where unbelievable technological advancements are made on a regular basis. It seems like each month there is a new app, social media network or undiscovered use for robots in society. Are colleges and universities are adapting their curriculum to better prepare their students for their entry into this ever changing real world? Massachusetts Institute of Continue Reading
  • Part Three: Where Do Print and TechCreative Industries Meet?

    Over the past two weeks, we have been exploring how the Print and TechCreative industries are linked in our ever evolving, technology-based world. The notion that Print is dead and doesn't have a foothold among newer innovations such as Virtual Reality, Digital Readers, Robots and self-service 3D Printing, is not wholly true. While the Print industry can't compete in some Continue Reading
  • Part Two: Where Do Print and TechCreative Industries Meet?

    A printing press and a virtual reality (VR) app? Has there ever been an odder couple? As we continue to explore connections between the Print and TechCreative industries, you'll see how this may not be such a strange pairing after all. In mid-October, Quad/Graphics, a global provider of printing and marketing services, teamed up with Time Magazine to promote the Continue Reading
  • Part One: Where Do Print and TechCreative Industries Meet?

    Robots in the workplace? Self-driving cars? Virtual reality? On this blog, we have reported some of the most cutting edge advancements happening in the growing business sector dubbed TechCreative. TechCreative was born via its parent company Semper International, which is the leading staffing agency in the print industry. It is time to show you how the burgeoning TechCreative industry and Continue Reading
  • Meet the App Turning Videos Into Moving Paintings

    Is the video you capture on your smartphone art? Prisma, a photo app which takes your plain photos and converts them into paintings, seems to think so as they just unveiled the video portion of their app. This new feature on Prisma takes video on your phone and adds special filters to create the effect. There are currently nine style Continue Reading
  • Will Self-Driving Cars Save Lives?

    The TechCreative question for the week: Would you be willing to give up your car for one that drives itself? What if it would save a life? According the U.S. Government, the days of self-driving cars is coming faster than you might expect. In fact, last Tuesday, the Department of Transportation issued a new Federal Automated Vehicle Policy to define Continue Reading
  • Why Is the United Nations Using Virtual Reality?

    When you think of the United Nations, virtual reality isn't exactly the next thing that comes to mind. This week, the United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York City to tackle a number of serious issues. The vehicle the organization is using to convey its important messages is evolving with our technological times. United Nations Creative Director (Yes, that Continue Reading
  • Have You Seen a Virtual Reality Movie Trailer?

    Has going to the movie theater become a bit dull? Would you rather watch movies that pique your interest On Demand or on Netflix? The fact remains that box office numbers have been declining for almost 20 years and so far, in 2016, the downward trend is continuing. Thanks to their burgeoning technology and ability to engage audiences with TechCreative Continue Reading
  • Would You Work with a Robot?

    Many of us enjoy the camaraderie among co-workers. A bond is born from working in the trenches together, learning more about each other's lives and spending numerous hours in the same space. What if one of your co-workers was an intelligent robot? A robot so smart that it could perform manual labor, open doors and even walk with you to Continue Reading
  • Do You Need to Know Code to Have a TechCreative Job?

    As the technical and creative fields continue to merge and create a new frontier, jobs are being redefined. A decade ago, it was likely mandatory for many technology employees to know how to code in Java, CSS and/or HTML. This is not necessarily the case anymore. Fast Company magazine recently profiled some TechCreative employees who don't know how to code Continue Reading
  • What Will TechCreative Jobs Be Like In 2025?

    When exactly you will be able to apply for a job in Virtual Reality? Will that cutting edge robot ever make its way into your workplace or daily life? As we have noted on this blog before, TechCreative jobs and movements are already happening. However, it can be challenging to know when these advancements will become more common. In anticipation Continue Reading
  • Will Self-Driving Cars Boost TechCreative Jobs?

    You're getting ready to have a night out with friends. Instead of deciding who will drive and where to park, you pull out your smartphone and arrange for an Uber to drive you to the destination. This scenario has become commonplace in the United States and all over the world. What isn't commonplace (yet), is getting into a self-driving Uber. Continue Reading
  • Are Lifelike 3D Figurines the New Selfie?

    Is the wildly popular photo trend of taking selfies over? Do we as a society want something more tangible to remember those who are most important to us? In South Korea, people are lining up to capture children, pets and themselves with 3D imaging. Reuters recorded the the whole process in action for one of their latest video reports. Participants Continue Reading
  • 3D Printers Revive 1500-Year-Old Statue for 2016 Olympic Games

    Did 3D printers workers just change the restoration process for museum curators, archaeologists and historians? What if 3D printers and TechCreative workers could fix valuable relics with their design and technological capabilities? Recently,  3D design and printing firms in Atlanta recreated the statue of Zeus that used to stand in Ancient Greece to mark the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Continue Reading
  • Will Robots Replace TechCreative Workers?

    R2-D2 is universally loved, but how would you feel if you were competing with it for a job? This idea may sound incredibly far-fetched but artificial intelligence and the presence of robots in the workplace is close to being a reality in many industries. Recently, Dave Bruemmer, a TechCrunch Contributor and robotics expert wrote an article explaining why robots will Continue Reading
  • How Does the First Artificial Animal Impact the TechCreative Movement?

    You're enjoying a leisurely afternoon at the aquarium observing the variety of sea life. During your visit, you watch a handful of stingrays skim the bottom of their tanks and flutter around in the water. What if the stingrays weren't actually real stingrays? Scientists and TechCreative professionals recently teamed up to create a biohybrid of a stingray that forces even Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips For Finding a TechCreative Job

    From 3D print design to Artificial Intelligence software applications, we're often flooded with the unlimited opportunities possible for TechCreative professionals. It's not always clear how to take a practical step forward in developing your TechCreative career. Here are 5 real-life tips for finding the TechCreative job you desire: 1) Put Your Skills on Display As TechCreative professionals, you have creative Continue Reading
  • How Will Brexit Impact U.S. TechCreative Jobs?

    Is Britain leaving the European Union (i.e. Brexit) going to influence the American job economy? A day after the historic vote, Britain is bracing for corporate layoffs and potential economic hardship. At this point, it is unclear what ramifications the United States job market may encounter thanks to this shakeup. Some experts are predicting  negative effects due to necessary trade Continue Reading
  • Will 3D Printing Boost TechCreative Jobs?

    Will robots replace humans in the work place? What if 3D Printer sales increase? Are we changing the face of our economy in ways that only seemed possible in science fiction movies? These are some of the top questions that arise when the topic of 3D Printing and industry arise. Our C.E.O., Dave Regan recently wrote an article "How 3D Continue Reading
  • Will Artificial Intelligence Change the Work World As We Know It?

    Whenever we see technology and creativity merge, wealth is created, growth occurs and new possibilities are revealed. Up until now this nexus seemed to exist only in the very distant future. We are starting to see creations by TechCreative workers that are able to rival or eclipse human ability. Recently, an Air Force top gun was defeated in air combat Continue Reading
  • The Quantum TechCreative

    Semper has always been interested in the space where Technology and Creativity meet. Enter Quantum Computing. While a little hard to wrap one’s mind around, everyone understands that it’s powerful, and with more powerful computers comes amazing, amazing things. Want to play with it? IBM is allowing anyone to have access to their quantum computer to so what kind of Continue Reading
  • Do robot truckers listen to the radio?

    The example of driverless trucks and the impact on efficiency in distribution is calculated as a 400% improvement.  The example is: it costs $4500 to move a full trailer from LA to NYC, of which 75% of the cost is labor, the next largest cost is fuel. When trucks drive at the optimum speed for efficiency of 45 mph and Continue Reading
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