9:00am — 9:30pm The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge
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Science, Software, Technology & You!
Matthew Venn is a science & technology communicator and electronic engineer. He has been involved with open source silicon for the last 3 years and has sent 20 chips for manufacture. He has helped over 600 people learn the design tools, with 300 people taking part in manufacturable designs. https://zerotoasiccourse.com/
Sarah Angliss is a composer, electronic artist and robotic instrument maker whose music explores the sonorities of voices and ancient instruments, revealing and augmenting them with her distinctive electronic techniques. Composing for film, theatre and the live concert stage, Sarah draws on her lifelong interest in European folklore, cybernetics and esoteric sound culture. She’s been published by The Smithsonian Scholarly Press, Science Museum, The Wire, The Guardian and various peer-reviewed journals, and has created documentaries on sound and music for BBC Radio. A board member of the Daphne Oram Trust, Sarah was invited in 2016 to write a short biography of Oram to accompany the reprint of Oram’s treatise on sound. In 2021 she received an Ivor Novello Award (the Visionary Award) for her body of work.
Ed Rogers has spent fifteen years developing refreshable Braille displays. His not-for-profit company, Bristol Braille Technology, successfully bought the world's first affordable multiline Braille display to market in 2019 with the Canute 360. Since 2022 they have been exploring what it means for blind computer scientists to have access to spacial displays just like their sighted colleague.
Shortwave Collective is an international group of 10 people interested in feminist practices and the radio spectrum. Formed in 2020, we work in a DIY way and bring an inclusive approach to our radio learning and creating, aiming to share our knowledge with others through creative practice. Our current members live in northern, central, and southern Europe, the west coast of the USA, and the Middle East. Thus, our practice consists of a great deal of online exchange of knowledge and research as well as hands on performances, workshops, and collective compositions.
Shortwave Collective members are Alyssa Moxley (France), Georgia Muenster (England), Sally A. Applin (USA), Kate Donovan (Germany), Maria Papadomanolaki (Greece), Brigitte Hart (England), Lisa Hall (England), Hannah Kemp-Welch (England), Karen Werner (Norway) and Meira Asher (Israel).
Martin Campbell-Kelly is emeritus professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, where he specialises in the history of computing. His books include "Computer: A History of the Information Machine," 3rd edition (co-authored with William Aspray, Nathan Ensmenger, and Jeff Yost), "From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: A History of the Software Industry," and "ICL: A Business and Technical History." He is editor of the Collected Works of Charles Babbage. Professor Campbell-Kelly is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He is a member of the ACM History Committee, a committee member of the BCS Computer Conservation Society, and a trustee of the National Museum of Computing. He is a member of the editorial boards of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, the International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology, and the Springer Series in the History of Computing.
Lisa Kinch is a PhD Student at Lancaster University, where she is researching the history of post-war telephone exchange buildings and the relationships between ‘official’ architecture, technology and the state. Her research is funded by the NWCDTP/AHRC and carried out in collaboration with BT Archives and Historic England. Lisa previously studied at the Manchester School of Architecture, where she now tutors part-time. She is an ARB-registered architect and urban designer with experience in masterplanning, commercial and residential design. She has worked on projects ranging from offices, apartments and standard house types to film studios and tree houses.
Dr Laura James is an engineering leader who builds practical and innovative internet tech systems and organisations in diverse contexts. She is Engineering Director at Overstory, and a co-founding trustee at CoFarm.co and board chair at Now Play This.
Recent roles include CTO at the OPEN (supporting progressive campaigns around the world), Head of Delivery at lowRISC (open source silicon), and Technology Principal at Doteveryone (the responsible technology think tank). Previously Laura was CEO of Open Knowledge, and co-founded Cambridge Makespace. She has worked in technical leadership roles at humanitarian manufacturing NGO Field Ready, conversational AI startup True Knowledge/Evi (which became Alexa), and pioneering connected home startup AlertMe. Laura holds MEng and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer.
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