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Patchworks presents… Catapult
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Explore the perils and possibilities of self-exploration through hacking, home brew electronics and hands-on biostatistics. Is the “quantified self” a new means of empowerment or the first steps towards a dystopian, spreadsheet driven vision of the future? Patchworks is a research collaboration between the community support group, Signposts, MadLab and Lancaster University exploring the health and communication needs of homeless people through the co-design of prototype tools using cheap, open source technology. Patchworks is part of Catalyst, a multidisciplinary research project engaging community groups and academics to envision and build next-generation tools to facilitate social change.
When & Where
MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
The Madlab is a community space for people who want to do and make interesting stuff - a place for geeks, artists, designers, illustrators, hackers, tinkerers, innovators and idle dreamers; an autonomous R&D laboratory and a release valve for Manchester's creative communities.