Situated Technologies pamphlet 9 asks "What do architects need to know about urban computing, and what do technologists need to know about cities?" This discussion feeds into our work for The Creative Exchange Hub, as we consider implications for the Digital Public Space.
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This talk by Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, takes us from problems of simplicity to organised complexity, and considers how traditional 'tree like' structures used by Darwin to illustrate ecosystems are inadequate to convey the complexity of our knowledge and relationships.
Manchester's first edition of the StartupDigest hits the streets tomorrow: Local events curated by Coral and Ian in Manchester, published in Silicon Valley, and connecting Manchester with a global network of ideas, activity and resources. Subscribe now for free to see what's going on.
Art has long been used to communicate scientific discovery. In 'The Life Scientific' Prof. Tony Ryan talks about cultural collaborations that aim to solve problems through science. He explains how combining catalysts with fashion can both clean the air and communicate an important message.
The Technology Strategy Board has announced plans to establish a Catapult (TIC) centre for the connected digital economy. What will it do? Where will it be? Here's what we know so far...
The Innovation and Research Strategy outlines the new and expanded programmes to be delivered by the Technology Strategy Board, including systems, grants and vouchers for SMEs.
It's the first OpenData hack weekend in New York City. There's 750 datasets and a prize of $2500 for the best hack. What's next for #OpenDataMcr? Will this project over the pond give our local efforts a boost? Get in touch if you're interested @capitalrels.
The StreetSavvy's tour of the world kicks off in Manchester, and Coral will be your Tour Guide. Check out her Top 5 tips of where to go and what to do if you're a visitor to town. Enjoy!
Social Networks are drivers of collaboration, innovation and cultural and economic growth. But when so much influence is in the hands of the few, the risks must be understood and managed. For the first time, global corporates (pre crash) have been mapped - and look what's at the centre.