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TechHub Manchester is hosting a OpenData + Wearable devices hackathon on the 15-16th March. It is for Makers, designers, programmers, spreadsheet wizards
Numbers That Matter aims to explore what would happen if people could create smart devices that reported very specific data to the wearer - numbers that mattered to them the most. If we could invent a watch that told you that your neighbours were probably bored and looking for companionship, if we could invent a litmus badge that changed colour telling you how healthy the areas you frequent are, if we could invent a bandana that unfurled in sociable places, how would it affect us? Would they change our behaviour as individuals – but more interestingly, could they help us become more aware citizens?
Liverpool's Digital sector news
For awhile there we were the only ones publishing Digital sector news and we saw it as our duty to help the sector to develop, so it sat quite nicely beside our other activities such as How Why DIY, Social Media Cafe and Ignite Liverpool. Each in the own way helping the digital sector or digital community to come together, meet, mix and lead to some useful collaborations.
If you have any relevant sector news then let us know and we can publish it for you - it automatically gets inculded in our newsletter.
We run a wide variety of digital workshops and digital awareness raising events if you are interested in any of these then please Sign up to our Training News and we will let you know about training days and workshop as they are scheduled.
Satirical magazine Defcon is looking to launch itself into the internet age and is seeking local writers to get involved.
After a long, long hiatus Defcon magazine is planning an online magazine and a fanzine. The original magazine's focus on what could be described as something between satire and therapy will still be in there, but it will also have a broader cultural focus. It will be North-West centric but highly international. If you imagine that it is as focussed on the North West as a gritty ITV detective series might be, but understands that there are policemen everywhere, then you will be close enough to the truth. The North West focus will predominately be within features, previews and interviews. Other sections will be a free for all.
The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network is running a full day event on Friday 28th March, which will showcase the use of digital technologies in healthcare and also look ahead for ways to improve future digital health solutions.
There event will connect clinicians and commissioners with digital experts so if you are either then this event is essential for you.
Tomorrow night Geek up Liverpool will be taking back what is rightfully ours!
They be talking about taking back the internet, that was when it started meant to be a network of nodes across the world but has now become majorly centralised (of sorts) in certain areas across the earth. So Geek Up steps up...head along tomorrow night to "Redecentralization with Francis Irving, co-founder of Redecentralize.org"
Occassionally relevant news for the Liverpool digital sector is hard to come by and at other times it's published in a friendly newsletter, when this happens I like to republish it in some open source kind of way. Information is power - according to Gordon Gecko so here is some power.
Kin to Kin in association with Sound City Digital would like to invite you to a Kin Social on Thursday 27th February at Leaf (upstairs)
Starting with a panel session fromon connecting cities through creativity led by Manchester based arts venue Twenty Twenty Two which will discuss how Manchester and Liverpool can work closer together to promote the region as a whole, the Kin Social will be an opportunity to have a drink and to catch up with other Liverpool and Manchester based digital and creative companies.
A creative studio based in the heart of Liverpool has revealed a glimpse of their latest large-scale animation project. Draw & Code have been commissioned to work on Safe House - an immersive theatre project that will tour the country during 2014. This first look at the forthcoming outdoor spectacular shows a vivid depiction of a fantasy scene that turns the everyday-world on its head.