Weeknotes er. 16? Critical Exploits at Lighthouse, Lift 14

Critical Exploits 

The talk I gave at Lighthouse's Critical Exploits is now up, along with the one by Julian and Danja on critical engineering. This talk is one I give pretty regularly now, usually to students and there's also a written=up ish version of it here. I also gave the lecture recently to Catharine Rossi's students at Kingston.

Lift 14

I've just got back from Geneva attending Lift 2014 with Justin Pickard, Georgina Voss and I running a fruitful workshop called Future Bodies of Work. While there, we hung out with some good friends and met some new ones too, all round good fun. Justin may well publish something about the results on his blog at some point.

I was supposed to attend Lift last year but couldn't find the time while finishing off Mercenary Cubiclists, from a lot of the conversations I had with veterans, this one was curious in the concentration of VC and startups in attendance. There were points of truly staggering ignorance among a minority of the speakers as well as poe-faced profit mongering resulting in confused and belligerent Twitter outbursts. On the other side were some genuinely fascinating people and discussions that'll probably stick with me for some time.

Green Week

If you're a UAL person, Justin and I are running another workshop using some of Stuart Candy's stuff on Reverse Archeology in tandem with our own thinking around 'appropriate technologies' at LCC for Green Week on Thursday. Pretty sure you can just sign on up, but you need to bring stuff.

Coming up is some news about a new film I'm going to be making for May, a load of essays due for publication and an event I might organise if I can find the time.