bloc    March 12, 2010

Technology for a Small Nation

Date: Thursday 26th April 2007Time: 10am – 5pmVenue:Venue CymruPartner: ITWales | www.itwales.comPartner: Real Institute / Rel Institwt | This inaugural northern bloc conference explored the ideas, implications and uses of technology in a small nation context. In a series of presentations, workshops and discussions, the day explored the key themes of: Free Public Data, […]

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bloc    March 11, 2010

Let?s Get Together – Anglesey: networking creative technology practitioners

Date: 8th March 2007Time: 6 – 9pmPartner: Welsh Assembly Government’s Local Supplier Development Project / Rhaglen Datblygu Cyflenwyr Lleol Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru | | If you work with technology and creativity in Anglesey, Conwy or Gwynedd and would like to expand your network, find out what other people are doing or seek out potential […]

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bloc    February 11, 2010

Date: Wednesday 13th December 2006Time: 6pm to 9pm This seminar built on the theme of ‘collaborative knowledge development’ established in the first Northern Bloc seminar, to investigate and profile practitioners and companies who exploit Open Source software (software which is free to use, change and augment) and open ways of working. Speakers included: Basheera Khan, […]

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bloc    January 11, 2010

The bloc bulletin is a free email publication containing news about bloc activities as well as breaking news about events and opportunities in Wales, the UK and beyond for the creative technology sector. The bulletin is published fortnightly. Bulletin subscribers are also able to add their own news to the bulletin. Subscribe to the Bulletin […]

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bloc    August 19, 2009

Date: 30 Mar 2010Time: 5-6pmVenue:Galeri Calling all practitioners, academics, do-ers, thinkers and creatives! bloc: Creative Technology Wales is now coming up with new commissions and we want to know what you have in mind. This workshop will be led by blocʼs new programme developer, Carolina Vasquez ´ come meet her and share your thoughts. The […]

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bloc    August 18, 2009

DIY Kenya Commission

Date: Deadline: 14 May 2010Time: 1pm The DIY Kenya commission is a new residency opportunity developed by bloc for technologists, creatives and collectives based in Wales to travel to rural Kenya. The aim of the residency is to develop innovative ideas, products, events, interventions or artworks in response to everyday African concerns. What: A commission […]

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bloc    August 17, 2009

DIY Kenya:  Innovation, Collaborative Design and Making for Kenya

Date: Tues 5 Oct, 2010Time: 6-7pmVenue:Chapter Arts CentrePartner: 4Kenia | www.kenia.nlPartner: Maker Faire Africa | Join bloc for a one-hour presentation and discussion at Chapter Arts Centre to learn all about our recent commission: ‘DIY Kenya’. The DIY Kenya team, Peter Hathaway, Stefhan Caddick, and Paul Granjon will be talking about their work and […]

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bloc    August 16, 2009

DIY Kenya

bloc has commissioned product designer Peter Hathaway ( to instigate a participatory design project with the students of the Kwale Homeopathic College and Health Center ( Peter will be collaborating with the students at the Kwale Center whilst developing an innovative project during a three week period prior to attending Maker Faire Africa ( Follow […]

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bloc    August 15, 2009

Be one of the first to release your virtual balloon to race over google maps. Your balloon will travel, rise and fall dependent on weather data gathered from around the world. It will carry with it your six word short tale – a personal, poignant and even profound statement. Prizes will be awarded to owner […]

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bloc    August 14, 2009

northern bloc 4 Launch Event

Date: 30 Mar 2010Time: 3-4.30pmVenue:Technium CAST The next phase of the northern bloc project will be launched at Technium CAST, Bangor on 30 March. The event comprises: an interactive installation; a virtual balloon race; an actual balloon release plus the chance to find out about northern bloc’s programme of workshops, clinics and commissions. The event […]

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