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.
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, Koept’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 limited.
DIGITAL RESEARCH UNIT WORKSHOPS
2+3+4 / 9+10+11 / 13 JULY 2007
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 Tammenpää 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.