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The FutureEverything Festival is just around the corner in fact there are festival related events taking place now. Plus there will be a huge amount of activity across Manchester for what is the foremost Arts and technology event outside of London. Now in its umteenth year Future Everything really does have something for everyone and if you have never been before you should go, either to experience the artwork across the city, the conference or the workshops. Below are some workshop highlights - we have limited capacity, so advanced signup is highly recommended.
Fact Liverpool has a workshop next week looking at the Future of Gaming which hopes to answer the questions of "Where is the gaming industry headed and what are the possibilities for games to be applied and utilised in ways unimagined?"
Open Playground - the name of the session sets the scene for the future of new media and gaming, starting with the next 3-5 years. Inspired by three sets of provocations delivered by leading figures in the Gaming and New Media sectors, participants will be inspired to take an imaginative journey to a near future, desired futures, future visions, new forms of technologies, as well as the status quo, including the barriers participants face in achieving expectations and implementing envisaged technologies.
The Institue Cultural Capital says it's time that we look at this question through a series of events entitled "The Arts Them and Us: creating a more equitable system for subsidised culture"
The ICC has launched its Cultural Dialogues public event series with what promises to be a stimulating debate inspired by the Rebalancing our Cultural Capital report. First published in October 2013, 'Rebalancing' prompted heated reaction on the national distribution of arts funding in England, by highlighting a 'systemic drift of London bias'.
Yep sorry for the pun but i've just spent the past few hours at the CloudMaker show at Fact Liveprool.
I should have spent spent some time interviewing people especially the artists that were there namely Ross Dalziel - who was happily celebrating his birthday today while explaining all about the project.
But maybe I'll post more later to explain what all these photos mean.
Posted on Gumtree this might be the perfect opportunity for a you. They are looking for people with geeky hobbies and interests and whom are looking to work in electronics and cybernetics. You must be able to apply yourself to a diverse range of roles.
The E-Health cluster newsltter brings you information about what is going in in the Digital Health field in Liverpool and the opportubnities that are available, from news and events to funding opportunities for the average everyday developer type.
Yes it is their first anniversary of a weekly newsletter for everyone out there interested in starting their own business especially in the digital or innovation sector.
"Welcome to the 1st anniversary edition of Liverpool StartupDigest! Hot on the heels of Manchester's second anniversary this week, we find ourselves at the grand old age of one."
I had an interesting conversation the other day about the digital divide in North Liverpool. For those of you not in the know, North Liverpool is one of the most socially and economically poorest areas in the country, surprising I know as the city of Liverpool had 3/4 of a Billion pounds pumped into it in the last Ten years. But I digress
We were discussing the problem of giving people greater access to the internet, and how this could be done, one of the solutions we thought it would be good to look at was to "WiFi bridge the digital divide".
You see there are businesses, community and voluntary organisations in the North Liverpool area who have Internet access, don't get me wrong this is no backwoods but the take up of of the internet by the wider community is smaller.
Here is a little map of my wanderings across Liverpool, it actually shows me nipping to the shop and then doubling back before I get to my destination. But is a great way of showing a walking route between 2 points, say for display on your website. A foot route from the train station to an event for instance.
It's created using GPS Draw for Android. Download and play
It didn't, I just needed a title I could buzz off. A quick proviso – this may turn into a rant and there is to much history for me to go into too much detail, so you'll just have to take what I say as read or exaggerated slightly as the case may be – but hopefully you'll get my point.
Last Night was the first Cultural Forum organised by Bido Lito Magazine – The forum had been called after a number of arts/clubs had been asked by the council to pay full whack rates rather than the 20% discretionary rates which they had received the year before – this situation had been handled badly by the council or their subcontractor and so some organisations were receiving demands for money which they just didn't have. The forum wasn't just called for these reasons but also because venues in the city have been hit with noise abatement orders making it difficult for them to operate