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It's been away awhile but it is now back with us and we are hoping for a great weekend discovering all sorts of digital quackery. Yes, people will be constructing their own internet and taking selfies while on the loo, so suffice to say yes it is the AND Festival. The same people who brought you David Shrigley giving people tattoos in Untility's window are entertaining us over the wekend with a pile of other mad performamces, cinema and digital interventions. (Yes I said interventions)
There are loads of really cool events and workshops so do check out the AND website for those.
News straight from the Open Labs
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) published their new £26m Creative Industries Strategy last week. Alongside the Strategy, the TSB is announcing a number of funding programmes to be launched in the next six months. This major new investment is intended to boost innovation and growth for the UK's creative and digital businesses. The funding is aimed at major collaborative research and development projects. If you want to know more, details are on their website.
You do, well I shall see you there - If you don't then why ever not?
Don't you know that OggCamp is the largest Open Source and Free Culture event in the UK and is now entering it's 5th year?
That it has gradually grown to 400+ attendees and had talks from such luminaries as Stephen Fry?
As free and open source culture events go they don't get much better than this - in fact I'm not sure if there are any other free and open source culture events. This really does beat the AND Festival. hands down.
Digital News from Open Labs for the Liverpool Digital Tech Community
If you work in the field of digital solutions for social care/assisted living issues or if you are a company or entrepreneur with a product you want others to know about or perhaps you're a Care Provider confused about what technology might offer but want to learn more in an informal environment, come along to the Social Care Demo Event hosted by Open Labs @ LJMU in Liverpool Science Park.
They're back after a break over the summer with there event next week - The Development of the Electric Discharge Lamp.
At September's SciBar, Charles Jackson will discuss arc and filament lamp development in the 19th century, leading to a more detailed coverage of sodium and mercury discharge lamp development between 1930 and 1980. He will conclude with the latest induction and LED lighting technologies.
ACME and the Kin network are running an event examining Independent Living Technology as Liverpool is seen a a leader within this field in the UK. The event will explore the range of software and hardware that promotes Health and Wellbeing and the opportunities it holds for Liverpool's creative and digital sector.
Chaired by a commissioner from Liverpool Council, Health, Wellbeing and New Technology invites you to join our panel in a discussion, about how Liverpool businesses can prosper by meeting the needs of this rapidly growing market (as well as the pitfalls along the way).