Interactive artwork Noisy Table, an augmented ping-pong table that makes music and sounds as games are played, arrives in FACT on 6th December.
Who better to test it out than some of the city's best-loved bands? Over the next 10 weeks 8 bands will compete to be crowned “Bats & Bleeps Ping-Pong Champion!” in a round robin ping-pong tournament. To launch Noisy Table and get the competition underway, FACT are incredibly happy to welcome Liverpool legends Clinic for an exclusive DJ set and atmospheric electronica artist Afternaut, who will be performing live.
It is no wonder that this artwork is coming to FACT as Mike Stubbs the artistic director at FACT has a Ping Pong table is his back room at home and never misses a chance to battle it out against any unsuspecting visitor - Pity the Watch Tower seller.
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There is an exciting event (lets face it everything is exciting to me) taking place at Madlab next month for anyone who is interested in working with Yong People to give them the digital skills and creativity they are going to need. Advisors will be there to tell us how we can apply for the Digital Makers Fund.
From robots to Raspberry Pi, hackdays to summers of code, more and more young people are creating with technology. But how can we inspire, involve and support a generation of digital makers?
Routes to Market is a series of intensive sessions designed by industry professionals to help participants understand the opportunities and routes to market available to independent content producers and to prepare them to take full advantage of these. These sessions will lead to the Futureproof Summit in February 2013; which will be attended by leading buyers, investors, publishers and brands.
Futureproof: Routes to Market, is a bespoke programme of activity and support for games and digital companies in the Liverpool City region.
The fantastic freelancers event Jelly Liveprool has released it's dates for next year, so you can get them in your diary quick. The idea of Jelly Liverpool is to provide chairs and tables, wireless internet and coffee but more importantly interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.
You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.
Are you looking for a confidential 1-2-1 Finance Surgery for your business then this is for you.
Open Labs@LJMU, in conjunction with RJH Associates Ltd offer FREE one-to-one confidential financial management diagnostics sessions throughout this one-day surgery. On 4th December you can receive a FREE 45 Minute Confidential 1-2-1 Sessions
A unique initiative is being launched this weekend aimed at those working in the Liverpool Digital Community - the Saturday Startup Club
Each Saturday Startup Club runs to its own unique pattern, meeting at 9am for breakfast at a local eatery, then by 10 they move on to the workshop, in DoES Liverpool's co-working office, Hanover Street. Where they start fresh throwing out potential problems to solve with products, or they might be visited by a startup, putting their current products on the table for a fresh look with the larger community.
The next Liverpol SciBar is entitled Prehistoric Autopsy so head along but make sure you have eaten first.
Following the BBC Two series Prehistoric Autopsy, Dr Isabelle De Groote, gives an insight into three of the most iconic members of our prehistoric family: A Neanderthal, a Homo erectus and an Australopithecus afarensis. The talk will explore what they looked like, how they lived, how they compare with us today and how we ended up being the only human species left.
Static Gallery have put a call out for old cassette players for their Clinic Gig on the 10 November? So freecylers, if you have an old one then drop it off for a cool art project.
You should be able to download the image which has more information.
Interesting video into the use of Mobile Ticketing by the London Symphony Orchestra, who along with Kodime (the digital Agency) and Salford University are testing mobile marketing and ticketing, allowing students to purchase discounted concert tickets through mobile apps. The apps will also use location data to show events nearby and allow students to share comments via social media. This is an Arts Council England funding project.
I can see there being more more use of this kind of individual organisational apps in the future, but the interesting bit is really when they start joining up and cross promoting events using each others apps.