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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 23:05

Review: Type Motion at FACT Liverpool

It has taken twelve years to get this exhibition up and running at FACT. Originally it started out as a lecture in Germany in the late 90's at Munich University and now it has evolved into an exhibition first shown, in a reduced capacity,  in Germany in 2000. There is also a 460 page book, only in German currently, with 900 illustrations where 20 experts contextualise the phenomemon and a 25 hour running time DVD Box set. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:04

E Health Meet Up

If you are part of the EHealth sector here in Liverpool then you'll know what this meeting is going to be about if not then here is your chance to find out a bit more before you decide to attend.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:25

The promise

The promise

The Promise, 19|07|14 – 9|11|14 Arnolfini, Bristol.

My second post of the day on Living cities consists of this piece from The Promise a show at the Arnolfini is Bristol. I stumbled into the show the other day and this piece from Warren and Mosley really amused me so thought I would repost here. 

The work maps data collected from informal groups, old city records etc, but in a very insightful and amusing manner. High crime areas mapped against old peoples homes, or now defunct proposed transport schemes against illegal burn out areas from road racers. 

The juxtaposition of one dataset with another is mapped out beautifully from map to map and forms an insightful view of us as we live in cities. Riotous areas exist within our cities, it is what we as humans do when we are deeply dissatisfied as a collective. 

After all we are not automatons and cities should be playful, multifunctional places. 

http://warrenandmosley.com/

The show at the Arnolfini is good one for this piece alone so if you can go see. 

Reposted from our Tumblr blog.

Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:05

What's right with the art sector in Liverpool

If you're interested in what's right or what's wrong with the arts sector in Liverpool then Static Gallery are holding a suitable event for you tonight as a warm up to a further discussion event later in the year.  

Sunday, 05 October 2014 21:07

News from Open Labs

It's been awhile since the last Open Labs newsletter but they have been busy with lots of Drone activity amongst much more. You can catch up here.

Hello from the Open Labs Team @ LJMU

It has been a while since we’ve been in touch but we really hope you’re glad to hear from us. We’ve been involved in some exciting things and so we wanted to take the time to update you on where we’re up to.

Saturday, 24 May 2014 00:00

Tickets now available for TEDx Liverpool

The next TEDxLiverpool takes place on Sunday, 20 July 2014 at the newly reopened Everyman Theatre on Hope Street.

If you've not been to the new Everyman, it's a gorgeous space and thee are looking forward to welcoming TEDx there this summer. 

 

Herb Kim reveals that they have been working hard behind the the scenes and have already recruited 15 fabulous speakers which we can't wait to tell us about!

Sound City Digital are looking to work with the most innovative and best digital companies in the region...Have you got what it takes?

This year Sound City are partnering with the Liverpool International Festival of Business to bring you Sound City Digital.

This exciting event will take place on Thursday 17th July at Constellations, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool.

 

The headline may be a bit confusing but if your work within the digital sector this could be just the thing to help you make the right connections in the Health sphere as Thursday 26 June will see the launch of the North West Coast Connected Health Ecosystem.   

The Ecosystem will bring together partners from health and social care, industry, academia and patient organisations to focus on improving health across the North West Coast at the same time as generating economic benefits for the region, through the uptake and deployment of connected health solutions. 

The University of Central Lancashire in Preston is to hold a two day Unconference for Audacity enthausiasts this July.  

If you haven't heard of Audacity then where have you been living as this Open Source audio manipulatipon software is the mainstay of many an audiophiles software arsenal.  The Audacity Unconference 2014 is an event for all Audacity users including teachers, musicians, and researchers

If you are interested in "Arduino" the open processing board then this workshop is the place to start, whether you are a hobbyist, artists or just looking for a new toy to impress your geeky friends. 

Arduino is the open source electronics platform that's very popular with makers, artists, designers and hobbyists. It's designed from the beginning to be as simple as possible to get started with electronics, while being as open and expandable as you need, as your experience increases. 

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