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Alan Dix <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 Aug 2019 07:54:58 +0100
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Come to Tiree in October to make, talk and play at the wind-ripping edge of
digital technology.

Explore the breaking topics of digital life at the wave beaten Atlantic
fringe; experience the realities of technology in the rural margins; open
your mind to new connections and new collaborations where the open horizons
stretch from shore to shore.

The Western Celtic fringes were one of the oases of knowledge and learning
during the ‘dark ages’. There is something about the empty horizon that
helped the hermit to focus on God and inspired a flowering of decorative
book-making, even in the face of battering storms of winter and Viking
attacks of summer; a starkness that gave scholars time to think in peace
between danger-fraught travel to other centres of learning across Europe.

Nowadays, regular Flybe flights and Calmac ferries reduce the risk of
Viking attacks whilst travelling to the isles; broadband Internet and
satellite TV invade the hermit cell; and double-glazing and central heating
mollify the elements. Yet there is still a rawness that helps focus the
mind, a slightly more tenuous connection to the global infrastructure that
fosters a spirit of self-reliance and independence.

This is 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 and the technology challenges of remote
communities, and above all to make things together.

This is a time with no fixed agenda, and no fixed outcome, but because of
that we have seen so many exciting things happen over the years including
new collaborations, new projects and practical applications.

Registration is now open, we look forward to seeing you in the wild edge of


Professor Alan Dix

      Computational Foundry, Swansea, Wales
      Ffowndri Gyfrifiadol. Abertawe, Cymru

Alan walks Wales:
Tiree Tech Wave:

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