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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.


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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Supercharge 2013

7:48 pm in Events, What's Exciting by bloc

Inventorium is pleased to be facilitating at this HPC Wales Event on June 25th.

Register here

High Performance Computing (HPC) or ‘supercomputing’ is a form of technology that many small to medium business owners consider out of reach, but access to it is no longer limited to large companies with big spending power.

The advanced technology can power breakthroughs in product, process or service development, strengthening a business’ position in the market and boosting competitiveness. In an increasingly pressured global market, supercomputing can help small businesses make the forward strides that can make a lasting difference.

At HPC Wales, we’ve helped our customers harness the power of supercomputing so they can cut time to market, grow faster and transform profitability. On Tuesday 25th June, we’re running an event in Bangor to help businesses in Wales understand how supercomputing could energise their work and to preview some exciting new funding opportunities in Wales.
At this unique event, you’ll learn how high performance computing or ‘supercomputing’ could energise your business and accelerate your growth. You’ll also be able to find out about upcoming opportunities to access funding for innovative projects, including a call for HPC-related projects from the UK’s Innovation agency (the Technology Strategy Board).

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Advert for Lead and Support Staff, Technocamps

11:31 am in Jobs, What's Exciting by Nick Smith

Technocamps seeks a suitably qualified support staff in the Department of Computer Science. To make an informal enquiry, please contact: Lisa Fisher, Schools Liaison Officer


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We Can Work It Out

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Wednesday 31st January 2007
Time: 6pm to 9pm

The third seminar in the Northern Bloc seminar series continued the investigation into ‘collaborative knowledge development’ to focus on the process of collaboration itself.

Speakers include: Jennie Savage, artist; Vicky Isley, Boredom Research; Brendan Walker, Aerial and Abigail Tweed, Arts and Business Cymru.


The third seminar in the Northern Bloc seminar series will continue the investigation into ‘collaborative knowledge development’ to focus on the process of collaboration itself.

Collaboration is a key part of almost all creative processes, but is relatively absent from contemporary discussion which often prioritises a view of the creative practitioner working in isolation. This seminar will look a variety of forms of collaboration in the sphere of creative technology including: artists who have developed their practice from the outset as a partnership; practitioners for whom collaboration with members of the public is an integral part of their practice and the ‘experience’ designer whose practice necessitates an ability to move between and negotiate with a wide range of professionals in both the commercial and non-commercial spheres.

The seminar will be followed by refreshments and a chance to network with other practitioners in the area.

A simultaneous translation service will be provided.


Abigail Tweed | North Wales Manager, Arts and Business Cymru
Vicky Isley | Artist, Boredom Research
Jennie Savage | Artist
Brendan Walker | Experience Designer, Aerial


Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council

Mae`r seminar yn rhan o gyfres o ddigwyddiadau a raglennwyd yng Nghonwy, Gwynedd ac Ynys M´n gan Floc y Gogledd. Cefnogir Bloc y Gogledd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy, Cyngor Gwynedd, a Chyngor Sir Ynys M´n.

Cynhelir y seminar gan y Rél Institiwt –

This seminar is part of a series of events programmed in Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey by Northern Bloc. Northern Bloc is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council.

This seminar is being hosted by Rel Institiwt –

Area: northern bloc