Media Innovation Studio Dispatch 26th May

May 27, 2017
Andy Dickinson

John Mills has been working hard on the Google NewsThings project with some more workshops exploring the opportunities for IOT in news. John and Mark Lochrie have also been busy putting the finishing touches to their report on the development of news and (IOT) things. We’ll be sharing that report soon.

One of the founding members of the studio Clare Cook is currently busy with her beautiful new daughter. Congratulations Clare! If you don’t know Clare’s work, its amazing. Check out her website as well as the Studio website for more. She’s been doing some groundbreaking work around building local networks around beacon technology, sustainability in the hyperlocal sector and exiled media.

Sadly, on Friday we said goodbye to our intern Aäron Declerck. Under Mark’s watchful eye, he’s done some excellent work for us ranging from coding up a slack bot radio and really bringing on the development of our air quality platform. Good luck with what comes next Arron.

 

 

  

 

Andrew Heaton hosted the fourth Drone Industry Networking event this week.  It was a great turnout considering it was also great flying weather! Up for discussion was the The European Aviation Saftey Agency’s  (EASA) proposals for new drone regulations for the European Union (EU). Andrew put together a useful outline of the proposals in a presentation. Remember,  if you fancy getting drone training approved by @UK_CAA check out the Civic Drone Centre course at http://civicdronecentre.org/training/ 

 In the space

  

In the space

Monday in the space was all about data protection…we can’t say anymore because of, well, data protection! Tuesday was a chance for us to check the kit in the room. We are lucky to have Uclan technical services to help us out. As this email goes out, they’ll be recovering from #UCLanTechCon their first ever tech conference!

On Wednesday the space became part seminar, part performance space for the Distant Voices project, pictured above. ‘Distant Voices – Coming Home’ is a project that responds to pressing public policy and political challenges created by huge rises in the numbers of people subject to penal sanctions and by high levels of reoffending. The event was organised by the Psychosocial Research Unit from the School of Social Work, Care and Community and included a really engaging mix of approaches including song writing and audio work.

On Thursday, as featured above,  it was the Civic Drone Centre’s fourth Drone Industry Networking event.

Things that caught our eye….

Till next time, let the weekend fill your head with colourful ideas.

In the space

Monday in the space was all about data protection…we can’t say anymore because of, well, data protection! Tuesday was a chance for us to check the kit in the room. We are lucky to have Uclan technical services to help us out. As this email goes out, they’ll be recovering from #UCLanTechCon their first ever tech conference!

On Wednesday the space became part seminar, part performance space for the Distant Voices project, pictured above. ‘Distant Voices – Coming Home’ is a project that responds to pressing public policy and political challenges created by huge rises in the numbers of people subject to penal sanctions and by high levels of reoffending. The event was organised by the Psychosocial Research Unit from the School of Social Work, Care and Community and included a really engaging mix of approaches including song writing and audio work.

On Thursday, as featured above,  it was the Civic Drone Centre’s fourth Drone Industry Networking event

Things that caught our eye….

Till next time, let the weekend fill your head with colourful ideas.

 

 

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