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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

Twitter: @tireetechwave
Facebook:  general TTW page  —  Tiree Tech Wave Talk

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.

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.

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 is planning to come to 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.

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 .

Organisers:

More:

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

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