Technology

Looking for 25 under 25?

Embed from Getty Images  Young people developing new ideas…   One of our editorial contributors is a member of The Internet Society, which as an organisation is now twenty five years old. We were excited to read his email about the latest prize programme being undertaken by the The Society. To celebrate this quarter century...

Project Torino – inclusive learning for visually impaired children…

Embed from Getty Images  Building blocks of code for young leaners – code creation in new ways from Microsoft   Microsoft researchers, at their Cambridge UK facilities, are in the midst of developing a new set of coding tools which will support children with additional sight needs in exploring the creation of code, commands and...

Distances travelled and a New Year

We are always excited about books and book production in the conversationsEast office. In 2016 we seemed to have a very ‘bookish’ year all in all. We enjoyed a visit to Seven Stories in Newcastle to look at the development of an author and the creation of the written artefact through the work of Michael...

Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2016

It’s that time of year again. We are packing our notebooks, pencils and cameras for a series of editorial visits, as usual, to the Chelmsford Ideas Festival 2016. 22nd October till the 12th November 2016. ”The Chelmsford Ideas Festival aims to stimulate and inspire people through a set of innovative events, talks and workshops”. With...

The North as Digital Powerhouse…

Embed from Getty Images  The North as a digital, innovative powerhouse for change and growth…   The great Northern Powerhouse concept has it’s detractors, as well as those who warmly embrace vast spendiing on infrastructure projects betwixt North and South. The whole designed to energise a swathe of our country, and its economic and social...

Making Space for people and technology

View image | gettyimages.com Benedict Dellot of The RSA has recently authored a new report on the growing phenomenom of Maker Spaces. There’s one near you…did you know? The report defines MakerSpaces as ‘…open access workshops, hosting a variety of tools, from 3D printers and laser cutters through to sewing machines and soldering irons’. These...

The Programming Historian

View image | gettyimages.com Developing our on-line toolkit… Here at conversationsEAST we are humanists, who work in web publishing with tools and techniques, more often than not devised by others, to create workflows that allow us to share a range of knowledge and experiences with others. Imagine our delight when the economic historians and project...

Open TED
– share your idea!

View image | gettyimages.com  Letting the imagination loose… What a reservoir of intellectual curiosity and intelligent thought the TED Talks web site is. We would all aspire to be on that stage, in any city across the world, to deliver our magnum opus in those eighteen minutes or less. Well, some of us would, we...

A Digital Toolkit,
for the Arts?

Making Digital Work – A digital toolkit for Arts and Culture is one of the latest publications available from The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. This is a stunning piece of work, encapsulating business modelling, ideas curation and potentiality for delivery , route mapping and success measurement – all through the meta-filter of the...

Have you been to a Type 1 Discovery Day?

To Ipswich on Saturday 27th June, 2015 with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). A Type 1 Discovery Day. JDRF, as a registered charity No: 295716, delivered a day of great science and support to parents, carers and children whose lives have been touched by Type 1 Diabetes. The event was held in the Waterfront...