“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.
Hackers get to grips with data from the north’s arts organisations
Some of the north’s best-known cultural organisations opened up information about their collections and internal processes for computer developers to work with
I was invited to give a short provocation/inspiration talk at Culture Hack North. CHN is part of the wider Culture Hack programme bringing developers, arts organisations and creatives together to think about how to use technology differently, and develop prototypes for New Things. It seemed to be a very successful weekend and you can see some of the hacks that were made.
An afternoon of provoking talks and lively debate about the future of culture. You can get a taste of the previous event on the Culture Hack website. If you’d like to take part in the full Hack, then please register here: http://culturehacknorth2011.eventbrite.com/
Hack4Europe! is a series of hack days organised by the Europeana Foundation and its partners Collections Trust, Picasso Museum, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Swedish National Heritage Board. The hackathon roadshow will be held simultaneously in 4 locations (London, Barcelona, Poznan and Stockholm) in the week of 6 – 10 June and provide an exciting environment to explore the potential of open cultural data for social and economic growth in Europe.
For many citizens in democracies around the world, the ability to cast an election ballot is often a given. But what if you had a disability, difficulties with language or reading, limited mobility or other conditions that excluded you from participating in the election process? In fact, many people face a variety of social and technological barriers that impede their ability to cast their ballot privately and independently.
A new entrepreneurial mindset is taking hold globally, one which is informed from knowledge of the web, the digital world and the power of launching ideas in ‘beta’ mode. [more]
BRIEFING 9.00 – 12.00PM
Friday 16th March 2012
At Leaf on Bold Street