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If you work in the digital or the creative sector then it can be a soul destroying business expecially for a freelancer, working on your own, away from the hubbub of a normal office environment. Long hours spent in the studio or at home staring at a screen trying to be innovative and creative. Er, that's impossible. Which is why Jelly Liverpool offers the perfect solution for you in its monthly Pop Up Office.
Jelly gives Homeworkers and freelancers the opportunity to get away from it all and mix with like minded people in the comfortable surronds of Leaf Cafe on Bold Street. It proivides coffee, tables and free wifi plus a great bunch of the people to work alongside.
Ignite Liverpool, returns in January for an evening of fast paced enlightening talks plus a series of one minute pitches from local business and events. The tickets are now available to book for this supreb event and as always the tickets are free but Ignite always welcomes donations for their "Super sponsor" tickets.
If you have never been before prespare yourelf for a range of talks on diverse subjects from a wide range of people, about 10-15 people give 5 minute talks to their specially prepared Powerpoint presentation. It sounds easier than it is!
So book yourself in for a fantastic evening on the 8th January from 6-9pm at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street.
You may tyhink of us as sitting back here not doing anything, but you woudl be wrong. We have been really busy building websites for other people and over the summer we have trained about 200 new business in how to build their own wordpresss sites.
The City Speaks is an exciting podcast tour of Liverpool’s history and its people, produced by sound artist Chas de Swiet for DaDaFest International 2014, with Julie McNamara as your guide to Liverpool's history and its people.
I was asked a couple of months ago to write a round up of the digital sector for a local free magazine that I've written for before. Admittedly not the most popular magazine in the world but I still gave it a go especially as I hope it will attract some new blood into the sector.
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.
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.
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.
The show at the Arnolfini is good one for this piece alone so if you can go see.
Reposted from our Tumblr blog.
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.
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.