Tiree Tech Wave
This will be the last Tiree Tech Wave ‘as we know it’.
However, TTW will continue in spirit as a peripatetic event continuing the theme of technology at the margins (geographic or social), but in a variety of other locations. The first non-Tiree TTW will be in Penparcau in the Spring. If you have a location you believe would be good and are prepared to do a little local organisation, please get in touch wth Alan.
The Atlantic fringe was the haven of scholarship through the Dark Ages and is the haunt of windsurfers today. The Tech Wave tries to capture a little of the spirit of each (see vision); from mashups to breadboards, Arduino to RDF, we will consider the social and philosophical challenges of technology by engaging directly with it.
Come to take time to explore ideas that keep being put on the backburner, to be stimulated by others, or simply to be intellectually refreshed. As always there is no fixed agenda, the issues and activities depend on you! If you want to get an idea for what happens, read about previous Tech Waves or see some of the projects or outcomes.
Tiree Tech Wave offers a time to step out, albeit momentarily, from a target-driven world, to experiment and play with hardware and software, to discuss the issues of our new digital maker culture, what we know and what we seek to understand, and above all to make things together.
This is all about technology and people: the physical device that sits in our hands, the data.gov.uk mashup that tells us about local crime, the new challenges to personal privacy and society and the nation state. It is also a chance to explore the margins and understand what technology means outside the urban digital heartlands.
Important notice: children under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult who is responsible for them.