LJMU and FACT have been working with young researchers at The Studio School to investigate how online game Minecraft is supporting social creativity and design. Pop along and build your own Minecraft style structures using a robot, explore our interactive Minecraft world and see what we’ve done with 3D Printing! This WEEK!!!!!!!
Ignite Liverpool is an evening of lightening fast talks that inspire, amuse and enlighten. It has been taking place quarterly since 2010 and is organised by a group of volunteers who love enabling other people to share ideas and passions.
Their next event is on the 8th May at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street, Liverpool.
Ignite Liverpool has about 10-15 speakers who take to the stage to give a short 5 minute presentation on their chosen subject, yep we really did say presentation - we even insist on it being powerpoint..... but don't let that put you off as the presentation acts mainly as a backdrop to your talk, with the slides changing every 15 seconds as you go through your rehearsed talk.
The Big Chips are the longest running digital awards in the UK. Winning a Big Chip can make all the difference to your business and with the first two entries completely free of charge, can you afford not to enter?
Taking place monthly at Leaf Cafe Jelly Liverpool, this Thursday 6th March will see developers and creatives of all types atending as it becomes the focus point for lots of relaxed netwworking, conversations and plain old head down getting on with work.
If you are a contract developer then this is the perfect event for you, as over 50% of the people that attend are developers of one sort or another, be that web apps, phone apps or plain old website developers - they all attend.
Jelly Liverpool enables delegates to escape their normal working environment, be that the spare room, rented desk space or usual café and join in what has become the co-working event that enables people to make new contacts in an informal way whilst still allowing them to work on their deadlines and maintain productivity.
So get booking even if you do miss out on the free coffee it is a great place to hang out for the day.
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?
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.
Liverpool is about to take a big digital leap forward through the use of IOT and Open Data, so it is really timely that Open Labs at LJMU have organised a Future Cities symposium to help us all along our digital pathways as they announce this week the speakers and workshops.
Highlighting the need for a Hashtag for everything these days the symposium is abbreviated to FIOS2014 - you'll need to remember that it you are planning on heading along on the day. And it's free so lets face uit you will be.