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Techwave Cymru – the Seventeenth Tech Wave (TTW-17)
1&2 April 2019, Penparcau, Wales, UK

A hands-on making and meeting event exploring the edges of technology.  This is the first Tech Wave not on Tiree; instead we will be exploring the western edge of Wales.

Penparcau is a small community on the southern fringes of Aberystwyth.  The event will be hosted in The Hub, a community building that is the heart of the area.  However, as well as old and new housing, Penparcau includes an iron age hill fort (Pen Dinas) and the site of an old toll house that was rested to St Fagan’s folk museum in the 1960s.  The connection between past and future, local and global will be at the centre of this event.

Register now on eventbrite

Twitter: @tireetechwave   #TTW17 #Penparcau

Facebook:   general TTW page  —  Tiree Tech Wave Talk

TTW is now a peripatetic event, no longer always in Tiree.  However, as the location changes, the continuing the theme of technology at the margins (geographic or social) remains.   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 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.

The 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, and the venue

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

                    

make, talk and play at the wind-ripping edge of digital technology