Thirteenth Tiree Tech Wave (TTW-13)
23–27 March 2017, Isle of Tiree, Scotland, UK
A hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology on the wild edge of Scotland
The Atlantic fringe was the haven of scholarship through the Dark Ages and is the haunt of wind-surfers 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.
However, there are a couple of special activities that will be happening:
- the Tiree telephone box project is still active – what interesting things can you do with a phone box!
- Liam Cavin a statistician working for the Scottish Government will give a workshop about open data available at statistics.gov.scot and how to use it.
- following the data theme, if there is sufficient interest, Alan will do a one day tutorial on ‘understanding statistics’ the day before TTW13 starts (Wed 22nd March) – please email Alan ASAP if you are interested. This will also be open to non-TTW attendees and timed so that it is possible to do as a day trip from Glasgow.
- SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance, is sponsoring two attendees at TTW
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 .
participate— registering and participating at TTW
local— accommodation, travel, the venue, and the island
vision— the vision for Tiree Tech Wave
outcomes — TTW deliberately has no fixed objectives or outcomes, but things happen!
links&thnx — related web pages, people and places that help make TTW happen
past events — what happened at previous Tech Waves
projects — things we have done or made as part of Tech Waves