Who is the digital revolution for?

The University of Sussex’s SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) are running this event as part of Brighton Digital Festival: Who is the Digital Revolution For?: How can we re-discover our sense of enchantment with digital technology? For many of us, digital technologies have been revolutionary. Yet at the same time, some feel disenchanted with the […]

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Talking at Make:Shift

I’ll be taking part in this year’s Crafts Council biennial Make:Shift Innovation Conference. I went to the 2014 event at Ravensbourne in London, which was one of the best conferences I’d ever been to, with inspiring talks, a lively atmosphere, and the sense that you could say hello to anyone there, and be sure to have just […]

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Loughborough Market Town

I spoke today at an event organised by Loughborough University Arts, as part of their Market Town programme. I promised I’d post my slides, and some useful links, and so here they are. Makerspaces on the High Street There is a great deal of interest in the rise of makerspaces and other sites of autonomous […]

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Somewhere to_ create

I’ll be on a panel tonight with a bunch of smart people working in the creative/culture world, talking about the paths we took to get to where we are today. My path has been meandering, and rarely well-mapped in advance. I hope that will be some consolation to the young people in the audience, who […]

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My talk at Create Brighton

Last night I spoke at Create Brighton, an event about social innovation and workplace culture (but no relation to Create, Brighton Mini Maker Faire sponsors). I talked about maker culture, and some of the things that makers do that we can apply more broadly in our lives, particularly in enterprise and in business culture. I’m […]

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