lisa lisa at blinkmedia.org
Tue Jun 5 17:51:05 CEST 2007

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 limited. Registration forms available 
to download on www.welovetechnology.org.

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. 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 at blinkmedia.org and check the web site for updates on all schedules 

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

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