Being from Scotland although not from quite as far North (which makes it probably a whole lot less windy) the following event appears to my sense of IT adventures in the wild… Alan Dix is to say the least well known the human-computer interaction community so I am sure his blend of fun and knowledge (along with the able assistance of his fellow conspirators) will make the event well worth going to.
Eighth Tiree Tech Wave (TTW-8)
23-27 October 2014, Isle of Tiree, Scotland, UK
A hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology on the wild edge of Scotland
Following seven previous Tech Waves, we will be meeting again in October 2014.
The Atlantic fringe was the haven of scholarship through the Dark Ages and is the haunt of wind-surfers today. The Tech Wave tries to capture a little of the spirit of each; from mashups to breadboards, Arduino to RDF, we will consider the social and philosophical challenges of technology by engaging directly with it. Come to take time to explore ideas that keep being put on the backburner, to be stimulated by others, or simply to be intellectually refreshed.
New faces and old are all welcome.
As always there is no fixed agenda, the issues and activities depend on you! This time there will be some new toys to play with as well as the normal mix of making and talking …
Tiree Tech Wave offers a time to step out, albeit momentarily, from a target-driven world, to experiment and play with hardware and software, to discuss the issues of our new digital maker culture, what we know and what we seek to understand, and above all to make things together.
This is all about technology and people: the physical device that sits in our hands, the data.gov.uk mashup that tells us about local crime, the new challenges to personal privacy and society and the nation state.
Anything can happen at a Tech Wave.
Registration open at http://tireetechwave.org/participate/.
Early bird rate till 22 September 2014.
Tech Wave starts 23 October 2014.
For more information contact
or visit tireetechwave.org
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