Technology & My Pocket - A Call for Participation
Technology & My Pocket, a weekend - 22-23 September - conference at the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, exploring technologies and the evolution of how we work.
Hosted at the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project, the conference will engage the communities BUCFP supports, and provide a unique context for makers, artists, theoreticians, unemployed & disadvantaged people to exchange ideas.
The conference will take place over two days. Each day will feature two presentations, two or three workshops and a panel discussion.
The first day, 22/09, will focus mainly on technologies and services for making physical objects. Topics may include 3D printing, "crowd-sourced" and "crowd-funded" product design and other "maker" activities.
The second day is geared towards the "virtual" and can cover everything from online markets for selling your work, through P2P / open-source project organisation, to alternative currencies.
We are seeking presentations and workshops that explore the challenges and opportunities that these innovations bring, for everyone who works in any area of production, from arts and crafts to industrial manufacture.
We have applied and receive Arts Council England funding will cover basic stuff like travel within the uk and lunch, coffee etc.
The conference will be hosted by the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project. Details can be found here - http://www.bucfp.org/
Please note :
We are open for the idea that some speakers may present via Skype rather than in person. (Get in touch to discuss this with us.) The entire conference will be netcast so that as many people as possible can participate.