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Videoblog: 160624 “Independence” Day

It felt important to put another link in the chain today even though I didn’t feel like talking much.  Processing… processing… processing.

Shock is a weird thing, it will be interesting to look back on this once it’s passed.  Thanks to all who came to Tuttle this morning to share their experience of shock, grief, acceptance, tolerance and love.  More will be revealed!

Also I need to experiment more with this new camera so that I’m not all out of focus🙂

Meetups in the USA! with @technokitten & @jamestagg

Yo, America!  I missed you.  I’m coming back.

I’m helping organise and will be attending a series of meetup events in the first week in May.  I’m working on this with Helen Keegan of Mobile Heroes and James Tagg of Truphone.

Helen and James will be in the Bay Area on 2nd & 3rd.  I’m joining them in NYC later in the week and going over to LA with them for an evening do the following Monday.  I’m hoping to see my SF peeps after that as I’ll have a few days holiday before coming home.

All the events are free and fun!  The first is Helen’s world-famous Swedish Beers Party which will be in San Francisco on May 2nd.  The others are talks with James (and other speakers to be confirmed) on the subject of AI and the future of mobile, entitled: “When will our smartphones be smarter than us?”

There’ll be a brunch down in Mountain View the following morning, May 3rd.

We’re doing something breakfast-y in Manhattan on Thursday May 5th.

We will likely do a Tuttle NYC on the morning of Friday 6th but that will be even more informal and become clearer when we’ve booked accommodation.

We’ll be doing the final one in Los Angeles on the evening of Monday 9th.

We’re working hard at the moment to pin down venues but want you to save the dates in your city and spread the word.  If we’re Facebook friends you should get an invite there too, but since FB search is rubbish, don’t bet on it.  All the events are here on FB, please pass on the invitation to anyone who would be interested.

We also still have openings for additional speakers and sponsors so if that’s you, please get in touch (first name dot last name at gmail!)

See you soon!



Podcast: Me talking #tuttle and #unconferences with @emm_bel

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That Dave Briggs dropped me in it again, wantonly spreading my name about, telling people I know stuff and that. Thanks Dave!

And so I came to speak to Prof. Emma Bell of Keele University and Dr Daniel King of Nottingham Trent.  They are researching unconferences and wanted to understand how Tuttle fits into that mix. It’s a longer than usual chat, so maybe listen to it while relaxing in a warm bubble bath.

[Quality note: I’m afraid that towards the end the audio track of them gets a bit glitchy.  It’s not unbearable, but you should take it as an indication to get out of the bath soon]

Chat about #Tuttle, Unconferences, Open Space with @zosiaap

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I spoke this morning with Zosia Poulter who’s studying for an MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths (thanks to lovely Sian Prime for the intro). She was interested in hearing more about my approach to gathering people together to talk and do stuff.  I said yes, on the condition that I could record the conversation and publish it.

You might find it interesting if you’ve only had a little experience of self-organising conferences/events or you’ve heard of them but haven’t been able to get to one. I found it interesting to have a forum to join some of the dots for myself.

Some things that I mentioned that might be useful further reading:

Open Space Technology
The First BarCamp
An Early Sign-Up Page for Tuttle
Current Tuttle Facebook Group

04/07/14 – Today at #tuttle

Some notes I made from today’s conversations which included @tonyhall @freecloud & @tibocut with a fortunate postscript one-to-one for me with @mistergough

The RFH was being used today for a graduation ceremony.  That chimed with my recognition that some people have “graduated” from Tuttle and that’s worth celebrating.

On the other side of the glass #tuttle
MayDay Rooms is a safe haven for historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture and the radical expression of marginalised figures and groups. It offers communal spaces to activate archives’ potential in relation to current struggles and informal research, challenging the widespread assault on collective memory and historical continuity. MDR is located in Fleet Street, Central London, but is informally linked in inspiration, collaboration and practice with an international network of common and concurrent initiatives.”

Thinking about archives as a way of seeing oneself through media but also recontextualising yourself – which I take to mean seeing what different things in you are reflected by your contact with archive materials.

Personal stories are much more interesting than the facts, which can be discovered for oneself – if you’re telling me a story about a stone that you picked up on a beach, the geology of the stone is the least interesting part (unless within that there is some personal connection).

There are always lots of little social things going on that no-one knows about.

What alternatives are there in the space between mesh networks and the “legacy” Internet?

Instagram and Twitter as a treasure hunt.  We leave trails of where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, what we’re doing for others to pick up and enjoy and follow the path.

What’s this #tuttle reboot all about? What is it that needs to be revived, what’s it for, what’s it supposed to do, has it done it already?

Watson at IBM – looks amazing, looks like magic – do those explaining how it works really understand it themselves?  What is the complexity under the surface?  How much do you get to know once you’ve “signed on the line that is dotted”?

Bringing #tuttle to The Barbican for #htb2013

As I’m here a lot, I thought it might be nice to shake the Tuttle crowd up a little while making it more accessible to Shoreditch/Tech City types.

So we’ll be in the Barbican foyer every Friday in August, just turn up and have coffee (there’s a Costa here) and chat – same format as we’ve had for five years🙂  There’s plenty going on every day so you’ll find interesting things around the place afterwards too.

Come along – bring a pal🙂

Since #htb2013 is using Lanyrd for the schedule there’s the added bonus of sign-up pages – you know how you like a good sign-up!

They’re here, one for each week – such abundance!

Fri 9th

Fri 16th

Fri 23rd

Fri 30th