bloc // December 13, 2007

Shutdown ⁄⁄

Date: Thursday 29 January 2009
Time: 3.00 – 8.30pm
Partner: Cyfle |
Partner: Technium CAST |

The personal computer promises everything faster, better, cheaper. You can even conduct your social life online. But does this shift risk damaging our local economies and communities? What happens when you turn your back on the computer and use technology to build communities in real life instead?

Book now! FREE but advance booking essential.

Programme Change:
Please note that the networking session with the FAN Group, programmed for the Shutdown event on the 29th January has been cancelled. All other elements of the programme remain unchanged and, as at other northern bloc events there will be lots of opportunity for informal networking.


– look at technology’s ability to bring concrete benefits to tangible communities
– examine the digital divide created by new technologies
– explore new business models with one foot in technology and the other in the real world

Hands-on Workshop and Masterclass:
– Outdoor Programming ! Paul Granjon, electronic artist and fine-art lecturer
– Technology-enabled Social Innovation Masterclass ! Paul Miller and the Social Innovation Camp

– Adrian Bowyer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
– Paul Miller, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, School of Everything
– Simon Whitehead, Movement Artist

3 ´ 5pm Workshops
5 – 6.30pm Informal Networking & Buffet
6.30 – 8.30pm Seminar


Workshop 1 / Gweithdy 1 | Outdoor Programming

Workshop 2 / Gweithdy 2 | Technology-enabled Social Innovation Masterclass


Seminar |


Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council / Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy

Area: northern bloc