Digital Disruptor


Alternative-Photonics is a company established by Mark Wrigley to promote his science and technology interests. More than ever, our every day lives are touched by technological change and digital disruption. Alternative-Photonics aims to help people benefit from these changes.

Throughout his career, Mark has been at the forefront of digital change, he was instrumental in delivering the first digital mobile phone to market and managed products which allowed mobile data and internet. He wants show that digital disruption is an ongoing process of innovation and something to be embraced.

Alternative Photonics products and services include:-

  • Organising and presenting at science and maker events (outreach).
  • The use of social media, including crowd funding, to promote science and small business.
  • Developing products for the home scientist and maker.
  • Presenting talks on science, disruptive technology and small business start up.
  • Photographic and video services.
  • Techno Archeology and retro-computing




Digital Disruption and Techno Archeology

So I had a think, and I’ve got what I do down to two job titles; “Digital Disruptor” and “Techno Archeologist”
A Digital Disruptor because I was part of the industry that delivered digital phones to the market place. Participated in adding data to phones and later, with my own company, showed how digital disruption was a form of technical evolution to be embraced by all.
A Techno Archeologist because I’m fascinated by what we did digitally years ago with so little. Moore’s law is the observation that the number of transistors in integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. But what we’ve chosen to do with those transistors is usually to make more sophisticated interface displays, faster communications and occasionally watch cat videos. ‘Back in the day’, astronauts flew to the moon with the most basic computers and I wrote programs for 64 kilobyte computers like the Commodore 64. That’s kilobyte, not meg or gig!
So, now I have it. Two job titles to meet that “what do you do?” question at social events. All I need now are some really good parties to got to. Invitations welcome!!