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
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.
Social Media Cafe Liverpool have announced a reboot (yeah it's a phrase from them there comics). There hasn't been a SMC Liverpool since February and as they state there was loads going on that week, I should know I was involved. Now they want your involvement.
They are thinking about a restarting Social Media Cafe Liverpool and they need your input. Here is what they say
"I have been thinking about a reboot of Social Media Cafe Liverpool for some time as it is a bit overdue as the last event, sorry the last brilliant event in February. There was loads going on that week and since then we have sat back and taken it easy, well actually just got on with other stuff."
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.
I'm sure I have written about this but if not then here goes. On Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of November DoES Liverpool will be holding Bar Camp Liverpool in Gostins Building, Hanover Street.
If you're not familiar with the Bar Camp concept they are participant led unconferences where the talks and discussions that take place are set by the people attending - anyone can and is encouraged to run a session on any topic they want so the whole event is driven by the conversations and interactions of the people attending.
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:
Our aim is to
- enable you to update your content easily
- enable social functionality on your site
- enable you to be able to refresh your sites look easily
- to cut out expensive updates and hosting charges
For your customer
- to create a clean simple site that your visitor understands
- to provide them with functionality that is needed
- to give them a simple check out system if required
You'll get practical hands-on advice for putting social technology into action for your cause, to help you reach a wider audience and promote the good work you do.
This free event is for not-for-profit organisations and groups.