We finally see it - a year in the making but now Hack for Culture has a name it can't be sued over. It is set to set the world of arts data alight by bringing the glorious arts & cultural organisations of Liverpool together with Merseyside's Digital and Creative industries to explore and experiment with a wide variety of hidden cultural data sets.
"A data set (or dataset) is a collection of data, usually presented in tabular form. Each column represents a particular variable. Each row corresponds to a given member of the data set in question. It lists values for each of the variables, such as height and weight of an object. Each value is known as a datum. The data set may comprise data for one or more members, corresponding to the number of rows." Wikipedia - so probably wrong.
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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.
A bit late to post here but some of the news items are still active.
All the Mince Pies have gone in our house so I had a bit more time for putting this together with a load of soft fruity news bites. There will be more coming next month, but here goes this months. PS. If you like this enews then pass it on to a geek who is lonely to show you care. 20th January
Rathole Radio 66 is upon us, just like winter seems to be. So wrap up warm, get the chicken soup on the go and tap your feet to my eclectic selection of tunes. There’s a live acoustic blues performance. Apologies for messing up the mp3 download of the last show. It was cutting off halfway through.
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Welcome to Rathole Radio number 65. It’s hard to believe we’ve reached 65 already but there it is. I played my usual mix of eclectic independent tunes and chatted away with everyone listening live. I skipped playing an acoustic tune as we had a packed show anyway. I hope you enjoy it
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Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty four? That’s right Rathole Radio number 64 is upon us. I got most of the tracks from Jamendo this time and they’re full of Creative Commons goodness, plus marrowbone jelly. Ok, no marrowbone jelly but have a listen anyway. You might enjoy them. I also reprised a live version of “Stringman” by Neil Young.Download or Click to listen now.
Everyone is mixing it up bigtime - Take that track, mix it see what comes out the other end. Artist are even taking raw streams of data and turning them into compostions with enhaced visuals to entertain the eyes. We've got soundcloud, audioboo, mixcloud, mixtape and we share it everywhere. Sound Lab is a great opportunity to have a go at creating your own new ways of doing just that, so don't sit in your bedrooms come out and collaborate with some of Liverpool's finest coders and hackmiesters.
The team will be gathering on Friday 25th November and your invited.
Watch out here comes Rathole Radio number 63, peeking out from behind the bushes. We had a great time chatting on Sunday night and I was pleased to exclusively play a new 20lb Sounds studio track for everyone. I also sang one of my favourite songs live and shared my usual blend of eclectic music.Download or Click to listen now.
As part of the Liverpool City of Radicals - Liverpool University presents Mayor or Nightmare: what would an elected mayor mean for the Liverpool City Region?
At the Victoria Gallery & Museum on Thursday 24 November, 5.30pm Followed by an informal reception from 6.30pm