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WE LOVE TECHNOLOGY + DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS

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POSTED BY: Lisa Roberts | Wed Jun 6th, 2007 10:09 a.m.

WE LOVE TECHNOLOGY + DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS
12 July 2007

We Love Technology, a showcase event dedicated to the creative use and (mis)use of technology kicks off with a series of pre-event workshops in Huddersfield next month.

With a packed programme led by audio, interactive architecture and games pioneers, WLT07 offers an antidote to the conventional conference format. Guest speakers include Sky Ear designer Usman Haque, urban screens expert Mirjam Struppek, Digital WellBeing Labs’ Alex Grunsteidl, who will be reviewing technology for the ideal home, and Bitfall designer Julius Popp who creates displays from droplets of water. The evening session includes performances by Tom Betts and his Gameboy set, Coep’s astounding percussion supremo Jaxson Payne, plus DJ sets from V3ector and Huddersfield’s own, Player Please.

WLT is an annual creative technology showcase programmed by Blink, compered by Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor, Education New Media at Channel 4, hosted by The Media Centre, and supported by University of Huddersfield and Screen Yorkshire.It is important to note that WLT07 is an intimate affair so places are very limited. Registration forms available to download on www.welovetechnology.org.

DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS
Leading up to WLT07 members of the Digital Research Unit will run a series of three-day hands-on technology workshops designed to suit people of all ages and abilities.

So if you’ve always tempted to ‘void the warrantee’, why not let Tile Toy creators Tuomo Tammenpaa and Daniel Blackburn show you how to build your own electronic instruments; Artist-in-Residence Andy Gracie walk you through environmental microbiology and digital networks; goto10 help you use sensors, knobs and switches to generate sound; and gamers Alison Mealey and Tom Betts teach you how to modifying computer games software. And much more besides. Sign up today to get skilled up and ready to take on the world.

DRU Workshops 2+3+4 / 9+10+11 + 12 July the Media Centre and Bates Mill.
Please note most of the DRU Workshops are free but some need a contribution to cover materials. Workshops are limited to 10 participants.

Contact Lisa Roberts for more information and booking lisa@blinkmedia.org and check the web site for updates on all schedules www.welovetechnology.org.

Blink, The Old Caretakers House, J L Brierley Mills, Quay Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6QT www.blinkmedia.org