At the next edition of SciBar in Liverpool, Professor Peter Giblin of the University of Liverpool will ask “Does Maths Matter?”
Maths teachers are often asked “Why do I need maths?”. Some people are proud of being bad at maths! Peter will give his view on why maths matters and describe some of the ways it contributes to day-to-day life.
Creative England's Film Culture Fund opened for applications yesterday, with a total of £490,000 delegated Lottery funds from the BFI to distribute in the first round.
The Film Culture Fund aims to boost access for audiences to a wide range of film content in the English regions outside of London, to enrich audiences' experience through education opportunities, and to bring the unique resources of regional screen heritage into wider film provision.
Martha Lane Fox is coming to town to promote the Race Online. What's that I hear you say well it's all about getting people online not some people having a virtual race using connect controllers.
Liverpool has an appalling record for the numnber of people who aren't online or have access to online resources on a daily basis. One of the reasons behind How Why DIY is to encourage people to get online and not be afraid of using technology. See the Liverpool Digital Inclusion Strategy Framework (google doc) for a real lack of ambition.
Martha is going to have a busy day on 1st November 2011 as she is first at the Liverpool Innovation Park talking about "How can business close the digital divide?" and then at FACT Liverpool for the Roy Stringer Lecture. You can probably still attend both if you are quick enough.
As part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival there will be a range of "Salons" at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street this weekend, covering Censorship, Fanatacism and Reality Management. So head down to LEAF or watch the Live Stream. Further details are below and you can head to the Ustream Website for a reminder.
Liverpool's Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Competition winners were announced at the unveiling of the exhibition on the evening of Wednesday 21st September. The competition offered cash prizes and the opportunity to be showcased in the Show Your Beautiful Face Photography Exhibition.
The Rebellious Media Conference, a major event to take place in Central London on 8-9 October 2011, is being organised by a committee that includes Peace News, Ceasefire magazine, New Internationalist, Red Pepper, Undercurrents and visionOntv.
This gathering will have three main purposes:
Liverpool SciBar presents "How to make atoms dance – Tips and tricks from surface scientists" on 4th October 2011
At the next edition of SciBar in Liverpool, Professor Werner Hofer of the University of Liverpool, will give a talk on "How to make atoms dance – Tips and tricks from surface scientists".
Liverpool Screen School and Future Artists present: Future Artists in conversation - Producer Mark Ashmore ‘Project Lost Generation’ IP Law and Creative Commons
Liverpool Screen School is hosting this event, in conjunction with Future Artists,
3rd October, 6-8pm at the Art and Design Academy, LJMU.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
An evening of celebration and fundraising for Urban Strawbery Lunch (USL) and St Luke’s (bombed out) Church
Friday 9th September at St Luke’s from 6.30 pm.
USL have worked closely with the Fab Collective since 2009, when they held their first exhibition at St Luke’s. Since then they have returned for two more exhibitions, and been a major contributor to our Hollywood Homeless project.
This next meeting of Liverpool Cafe Scientifique will undoubtedly be very popular "Can hallucinogens and entactogens be good for your health?"
Under UK law, hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin (‘magic mushrooms) and entactogenic drugs such as MDMA (‘Ecstasy’) are illegal because they are deemed to have no therapeutic value and have, or are capable of having, harmful effects sufficient to constitute a social problem. Subsequently most information provided about drugs is negative in tone and concerns the dangers of use. Whilst it is clear that for some individuals and populations drug use has adverse outcomes, most drug users do not experience harm and even some of the most socially damaging drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, have legitimate medicinal uses.