This years Global Ignite Week (GIW) celebrations here in liverpool UK, are coming up on the 8th Februray at the Liverpool Art and Design Academy and the line up for this match has just been announced. (sounds a bit like a contest but it isn't)
Ignite makes everyone a rock star for 5 minutes
Ignite is a global presenting phenomenon, summed up by the catch phrase - Enlighten us but make it quick. - And it is quick, 5 minutes per person for their presentation and as they talk sometimes at a racing pace the powerpoint slides are slowly changing, ticking down to the final flame screen which spells the end of there own personal presenting hell or their own personal victory over nerves and doubts. I think it is always a personal victory for everyone who has ever presented - even if some do have to be dragged to the front.
Photographer Peter Carr is set to launch an innovative Social Media photography experiment at this weeks Social Media Cafe.
Encounters with strangers is billed as a photography exhibition that merges the real and virtual worlds
The unique exhibition will be part of the Look11 festival photography festival and will feature portrait photos of strangers – nothing unusual there perhaps. However instead of displaying these portraits in the traditional manner in a gallery, the photographer is using social media to let the public encounter each photo out on the street in the location where it was taken.
Join How Why DIY for a week of Social Media Activity - Monday 7th to Friday 11th February 2011
Celebrate and explore the best that the geeks of Liverpool have to offer with events from digital and creative tech practitioners, pioneers and enthusiasts.
Find out about the events below.
Social Media Cafe Liverpool returns in December with another selection of social stories. This months venue is the Art and Design Academy on Dunkinfeld Street, part of John Mooores University.
We are still waiting on confirmation from the speakers but we promise another great line up. Book below.
A quick video rewind of Social Media Cafe Liverpool from earlier this week. The action all took place the Liverpool Biennial visitors centre and it was a really good evening - so if you missed it you can catch up here but you won't be able to meet everyone in the pub afterwards. If you are interested in finding out when the events are taking place then join up to the mailing list available via the subscribe button on the left or follow @smcliv on twitter.
Social Media Cafe Liverpool will be broadcasting live from the Liverpool Biennial Visitors centre on 27th October from 6- 8.30pm - THIS EVENT HAS NOW ENDED
You can watch live right here. Time table at the end of this post
This Boot Camp for Businesses in the Web 2.0 World will be bringing together advertisers, start-ups, PR agencies, game developers, ad agencies, consultants, bloggers, podcasters, and recruiters to create an opportunity for new media professionals and amateurs to discuss and exchange ideas about blogging, web marketing, search, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, email campaigns, branding, and all kinds of new social media tools with the aim of converting! Gathering at SAE Institute, The Strand, in Liverpool, the focus is on helping businesses understand the importance of using Web 2.0 to expand their markets and customer bases.
It’s great in Liverpool at the moment, the leaves may be falling from the tress but to make up for it we are surrounded by some world class won’t see it all in a weekend art, yep the the Liverpool Biennial is on, the derelict shops are no longer, now they are full of images that intrigue, inspire and excite us. So this month we decided to have a look at the way that arts organisations big and small use social media.
We will be being joined by Antony Pickthall from the Liverpool Biennial to guide us through the story of putting together a social media campaign for an international event, the perils and pitfalls but the successes too.
From the big to the small with the Fab Collective, a Liverpool based photography collective – they’ll enlighten us with what they gained by collaborating and how Social Media is developing for the world of photography.
Plus, we bring you an open source issue - Feng Office Suite – the story of an arts based collaborative software. But where does it go from here – where to take it? Help is needed to answer this one so bring your thinking caps.