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Wild Hack Haverfordwest

8:51 am in Events, Programme by bloc

Saturday 24th October 10am – 4pm
At The Lab, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Haverfordwest has lots of beautiful natural spaces right on its doorstep. Wild Hack Haverfordwest is a gathering of makers, artists, diy and technology enthusiasts, computer programmers, wild folk, sea farers, ramblers, children, local residents and adventurous people.

Everyone will work together to invent new tools for exploring the wonderful wild places in and around the town.

We want you to join us!

Come and get your hands dirty with technology!

Bring your own laptop, hardware and ideas.

No technical or artistic skills necessary.

To find out more, contact Kathryn@bloc.org.uk

To book visit http://wildhack.eventbrite.co.uk

www.bloc.org.uk

Facebook: /blocCreativeTechnologyWales @blocuk, #wildtec

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Facebook: The Lab Haverfordwest @harfatlab

The Lab is working with artists, designers and people from the town to help make a difference in Haverfordwest.

Events are free with a warm welcome to all – we’d love you to be involved.

The Lab is funded by Arts Council Wales, Pembrokeshire County cialis 20 Council, National Lottery and Welsh Government.

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Celtic Tales

12:09 pm in Other, What's Exciting by bloc

PlayARK and Yellow Brick are pleased to announce the launch of Celtic Tales, a storytelling app they have produced for Sustrans. You can explore a history or a mystery story along six beautiful cycle routes in North and South Wales, so chances are there is one local to you!

You might meet Maxine Hardy a private investigator who is asked to solve the most mysterious crimes all over the country or you could be in the company of a Roman soldier or a Norman bowman while he goes about buy generic viagra his duties.

If you’re looking for something to do on the few dry days we have left, Celtic Tales is the perfect excuse to get out there on your bike or pull those walking boots out of the cupboard. The app offers great activities for families to explore the great outdoors or fun stories to share with your friends or even enjoy on a solo journey.

Hoffi have built the app around a GPS tracking system so that you are provided with new content at each stop along your route and our brilliant illustrator Flavia Mayor has brought the characters and trails to life with beautiful artwork.
We hope you have as much fun exploring as we have had and please let us know how you get on! So what are you waiting for?

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Abandon Normal Devices

11:57 am in Festivals, What's Exciting by bloc

18 -20 September 2015, Grizedale Forest / Free

http://www.andfestival.org.uk/festival/

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) brings you a festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. A site for discovery and adventure, AND Festival at Grizedale Forest will create a space where audiences can experience the forest anew through inviting world-class artists to create new art works for the historical site.

AND festival will turn the forest into a laboratory and become a temporary haven for filmmakers, artists, creative technologists, philosophers and scientists, who buy viagra cheaply will explore the secret infrastructure of the forest and natures processes. The programme will provide new perspectives on the forest, through the eyes of the plants, animals and machines that inhabit it, allowing visitors an insight into natures technologies as well as emerging trends in digital practice.

Artworks are sited across the sculpture park in both temporal, distributed and sculptural ways. Discovered via trails and treks they look at everything from the biological resonance in technology to the simulation of nature and the ‘smart forest’.

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Wild Technology

11:44 am in Events, Programme, Projects, What's Exciting by bloc

Celebrating the Art of Technology, Outdoors.

bloc is developing the concept of Wild Technology to inspire people to get outdoors using art and technology imaginatively. Wild Technology is an innovative take on art, technology and the wilderness and we are looking for partners, contributors and participants to get involved.

Wild Technology will be an engaging programme of enquiry into finding out whether the creative application of out-of-the-box technology can enhance our experience of nature. Activities will take place in rural, beautiful and often remote parts of England and Wales.

Aims:

1. To explore whether society can be innovative with art and technology in order to tackle the growing divide between people and the outdoors.

2. To explore how art and technology might enhance our experience of nature.

3. To promote economic growth and sustainable jobs in rural England and Wales through creative technology and social capital.

4. To draw on the arts, artistic practice, creative thinking and idea development as a means of exploration, expression, contemplation and as a transformative force.

5. To challenge the perception that technology is destroying our relationship with nature.

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Coming Soon: Wild Hack Haverfordwest

11:23 am in Events, Events, Programme, What's Exciting by bloc

bloc is thrilled to announce that we are resurfacing this Autumn with a fantastic opportunity to kickstart our Wild Technology programme.
We will be working in partnership with The Lab Haverfordwest to launch our first ever Wild Hack in Haverfordwest.

bloc’s Wild Technology concept is about inspiring people to get outdoors using art and technology imaginatively.

Wild Hack Haverfordwest will bring together a diverse mix of brilliant makers, artists, designers, do-ers and developers with wild folk, sea farers, ramblers and adventurous people, to come together and work rapidly to develop ideas, artworks, products and beta test resources.

We will try to find out how creative technology can help people to engage more with the wonderful natural environment that surrounds the town.

If you are interested in finding out more, taking part, or getting involved please don’t hesitate to contact us on Kathryn@bloc.org.uk.

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