Future Everything notes

Polargraph at #futr

On Friday the Happenstance representatives, including me, Linda, Leila and James, were speaking at Future Everything about changing arts organisation via the medium of hacking, disobeying and prototyping.

Linda and Katy (Caper) chilling in the green room

Linda showed us the Twitter kettle, and the collaborative postcard project involving Spike’s artists and writer in residence.

Leila and James talked about their thermal printers, Cathy and Heathcliff, and about helping out in the absence of a tech assistant.

I spoke about the Offbott a little, and about how inspiring it is to see the excitement my Friday Coding Club generated among supposedly non-technical people.

It would have been brilliant to have more opportunities to meet with other residents. Swapping stories about host organisations, discussing challenges particular to each place, and giving one another tips and advice was great. I learnt so much from them in one day!

I did plan to abduct others and bring them back to Brighton with me, but then I had some Cumberland Pale Ale and in the excitement of the moment I forgot about it. Maybe next time.


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