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Improving Reality 2014 — Visibility Is A Trap

Lighthouse are putting on their Improving Reality conference again this year. It’s the day before dConstruct. Come to both!

Jeremy Keith on progressive enhancement - YouTube

Almost six minutes of me squinting in the sun and sharing my reckons while seagulls squawk in the background.

Highlights of Responsive Day Out 2: The Squishening

Neil Berry writes down his thoughts prompted by Responsive Day Out 2.

Responsive Day Out 2 | Studio 24

A great blow-by-blow account of Responsive Day Out 2 from Simon R Jones.

Responsive Day Out 2

Phil Baker writes up his thoughts on all the day’s talks.

Responsive Day Out 2 - The Squishening – Alex Gibson

What follows here is not a full account of each talk, you can listen to the audio recordings for that. This is more a collection of my main take-aways for the day, and what I found most interesting.

Takeaways from Responsive Day Out 2 - Plausible Thought

Marc Jenkins shares his thoughts on Responsive Day Out 2.

Back to basics - Katrin Kerber

Another lovely write-up of Responsive Day Out 2.

The Pursuit of Laziness: Thoughts from Responsive Day Out — Paul Robert Lloyd

Now this is what I call a conference write-up. Paul synthesises the talks from Responsive Day Out 2 into five principles for responsive design:

  1. Responsible
  2. Polylithic
  3. Pragmatic
  4. Collaborative
  5. Flexible

Responsive Day Out 2 by adactio on SoundCloud

Here’s the Creative Commons licensed music that was playing during the breaks at Responsive Day Out 2.

Responsive Day Out 2 - The Squishening - Kirsty Burgoine Web Design and Development

Here’s Kirsty’s retrospective of Responsive Day Out 2, from the perspective of a speaker and an attendee.

adactio : responsiveconf2 on Huffduffer

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the magnificent Drew McLellan, the podcast of all the talks from Friday’s Responsive Day Out 2 are now available for your listening pleasure.

Notes from Responsive Day Out 2, June 27th in Brighton — iAllenkelhet

As well as delivering a terrific talk at Responsive Day Out 2, Ida has also written up her detailed notes of the day.

Responsive Day Out 2 2014 - #beepcheeks

Adam Onishi’s write-up of Responsive Day Out 2, paying particular attention to the format and the curation of the day.

Jeremy puts together two fantastic conferences in Responsive Day Out and dConstruct, both of which I will have attended for the first time by the end of the year and I don’t think there’s a coincidence in that. Responsive Day Out was a truly fantastic conference, and it was all down to the curation of the conference, because quite literally there wasn’t anything else.

Items tagged beepcheeks on Decade City

As always, Orde Saunders took copious notes at Responsive Day Out 2. The man’s a machine!

Responsive Day Out 2 – from the perspective of a speaker & attendee : Sally Jenkinson

Sally’s talk at Responsive Day Out 2 was really, really great—it kinda blew my mind. I’m so, so happy she agreed to be a part of the event.

Here’s her description of the day and the other talks. Pay attention to the closing call:

I didn’t get to meet everyone I wanted to, but you should all come back for dConstruct in September as I’m sure that it’ll be even better than this weekend was.

Responsive Day Out 2 - the squishening | hiddedevries.nl

Another great write-up of Responsive Day Out 2, this time from Hidde de Vries, who came over to Brighton from the Netherlands.

On being responsively creative

A terrific write-up of Responsive Day Out 2 by David Watson, tying together many of the day’s strands.

Responsive Day Out 2014 - an album on Flickr

Photos from the rather wonderful second edition of the Responsive Day Out in Brighton.

Girls Imagineer the Future | Curiosity Hub Event

Jacqueline Currie is running Robotics/Bioengineering/Computing workshops for girls (ages 6-16) this Saturday at the University of Brighton.

Responsive Special - Web Talk Dog Walk

If you’re coming to the Responsive Day Out next week, bring your dog. Laura is organising a special Web Talk Dog Walk for the next day.

300 Seconds Brighton: Sign up as a speaker

The next 300 Seconds event is in just a few days time.

If you’re a woman who’s not spoken in public before, 300 Seconds is the perfect platform for getting started. Simply tell us what you’d like to talk about for 5 minutes – and we’ll be in touch soon.

Indie Tech Summit - Brighton, UK - July 4th, 2014

I’ll be speaking at this event that Aral is putting on here in Brighon on the fourth of July (independence day — geddit?).

Node School in Brighton

Tom is running a Node School at 68 Middle Street on the evening of March 27th. I plan to attend and finally wrap my head around all this Node stuff.

Orbit Ever After - Trailer on Vimeo

This fun-looking short film—funded by Brighton’s Lighthouse Arts—is screening at the Duke Of York’s Cinema on Saturday, March 1st followed by a panel discussion with the director and science-comedienne Helen Keen.

PixelPyros - Free digital fireworks in Brighton

Brightonians, get yourselves along to the Corn Exchange on Monday evening for some fun with Seb’s digital fireworks.

Better late than never: notes from @dconstruct

I’ll even go so far as to say that the line-up both this year and last constituted the best I’ve ever seen at a conference.

DPD - dConstruct dBrief

I couldn’t keep up with the processing my brain was doing with the stuff it was seeing and hearing.

dConstruct: where the future comes to life

dConstruct represents everything that is great and wonderful about humans: our creativity, initiative, collaboration and ability to approach some challenges in slightly leftfield yet genius ways.

dConstruct 2013. Or rather, now for something completely different - Creative Jar

There are only a select, in my opinion, beautifully crafted conferences and dConstruct is definitely one of them.

BBC Click: 10 Sept 2013: Brighton Digital Festival on Huffduffer

A report from the BBC on this year’s Brighton Digital Festival including interviews with Honor, Timo, and Seb.

BBC Click: 10 Sept 2013: Brighton Digital Festival

dConstruct Brighton, 6 September 2013

Another round-up of this year’s dConstruct.

Needy toasters and cyborgs – dConstruct 2013

Another great write-up of this year’s dConstruct.

Explorers of the combined territory.

Inspired by dConstruct, Ellen is going to start exploring the world of smart objects.

dConstruct 2013 - Kanoti

A comprehensive run-through of this year’s dConstruct.

Designed Addictions / Short memories and recollections from clearer listeners @ dConstruct

A quick-fire burst of dConstruct moments from Simone.

Immaterials, dConstruct and Culture Ships on Vimeo

Iain M.Banks and dConstruct, together at last.

Notes from dConstruct 2013 | Government Digital Service

Matt looks at this year’s dConstruct through the lens of GDS.

dConstruct 2013 – a review : Sally Jenkinson

A really lovely write-up of this year’s dConstruct.

I don’t think a single line of code was shown all day, and yet whilst sipping my MailChimp-sponsored red wine out of a plastic cup at the after-party I pondered the day, and the fact that dConstruct was very likely my favourite conference of the year.

dConstruct: Artists grapple with the culture of technology surveillance

Honor’s piece for The Guardian on this year’s dConstruct.

Three themes from dConstruct 2013

A smart and thoughtful write-up of dConstruct from Lee, pulling together three emergent themes:

  1. how we interact with machines and each other,
  2. how we co-evolve with machines, and
  3. making the invisible visible.

A great, thought-provoking day that proved, once again, that there are many brilliant, generous minds working in or around the future of technology and human experience today.

The future is (almost) here — Liz Pizzuti

A lovely write-up of dConstruct from Liz, including important post-conference conversations at the after-party.

dConstruct 2013 at The Watchmaker Project

Matthew gives a run-down of the talks he managed to catch at this year’s dConstruct when he wasn’t busy manning the Booking.com stand.

Thanks again for sponsoring, Booking.com!

dConstruct 2013: “It’s the Future. Take it.” | matt.me63.com - Matt Edgar

This is a terrific write up of this year’s dConstruct, tying together all the emergent themes.

Tiny Games for Brighton

Look at the streets of Brighton for some games to play while you’re in town for dConstruct.

Ooh, Yay!

This is a great idea—the Brighton Cookbook Club:

You know when you get a new cookbook, but you only ever end up using two or three recipes from it? Coming along to Cookbook Club means that you’ll get to try a whole range of recipes from one book to see what you fancy, maybe broaden your palate, and have a jolly fun evening meeting others while you’re at it!

Improving Reality 2013

The line-up for this year’s Improving Reality conference looks great (as always).

It’s the day before dConstruct so why not come on down to Brighton a day early and double your fun?

If You Make It, They Will Come! Brighton Mini Maker Faire

It’s baaa-aaack!

This time Brighton’s superb Maker Faire will span two days: the two days right after dConstruct.

This is going to be one helluva weekend.

Responsive Day Out highlights on Vimeo

A lovely little highlight reel that Craig put together from the Responsive Day Out.

A Responsive Day Out, Brighton by Hydrant

A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out with all the right take-aways.

Brighton Science Festival Edo Wonderpark Hack Day

There’s going to be mini Science Hack Day at Lighthouse as part of this month’s Science Festival in Brighton. Come along — it’ll be fun.

Audio clips from Full Frontal 2012 | Lanyrd

All the talks from this year’s excellent Full Frontal conference in Brighton, available in audio form for your huffduffing pleasure.

Planning Notices in Brighton « Phil Lucas

I wish to cover the entire Brighton Pavilion in Bakelite for my own amusement.

Hacking the Future: Clare Sutcliffe at TEDxBrighton - YouTube

A great short talk from Clare about Code Club.

Fear and Coding in Brighton : Full Frontal 2012

A terrific write-up of this year’s Full Frontal conference, with a descriptive rundown of each talk.

NodeCopter Brighton

Let’s spend the day after Full Frontal programming flying robots with JavaScript. Clearleft is sponsoring a drone; want to play with it?

Kev aka Lomokev- Brighton street photographer: YouTube

A nice little profile of local Brighton photographer extraordinaire, Lomokev.

A massive thank you by Paul Swain

Aw, this is so nice!

Playing with the future at the seams | Labs.info.nl

Yet another write-up of this year’s dConstruct.

dConstruct 2012 - a set on Flickr

A really great set of photos from this year’s dConstruct by Geri. Just look at the smile on my face!

dConstruct 2012 | Happy Famous Artists

A nice write-up of dConstruct that focuses on three ideas that were threaded throughout the day:

  1. Digital is about beauty and about layers,
  2. The power of play, and
  3. The interconnectedness of things through chance.

dConstruct 2012 – a review : Sjors Timmer

Another thoughtful write-up of this year’s dConstruct, weaving a thread between the talks from Jason Scott, James Burke, and Tom Armitage with a detour via Italo Calvino.

dConstruct 2012 – Our positions of power

This is my favourite write-up of dConstruct so far. I love that way that, rather than simply giving a linear description, Laura weaves together the implicit strands that were running throughout the day — a very thoughtful, considered approach.

And how about this for an opening line:

After a weekend of reflection, I’ve decided that dConstruct 2012 had the best talks of any conference I’ve ever attended.

dConstruct 2012: the alternative theme was Education - andrewjohns.net

I like this! Andrew Johns found a thread in this year’s dConstruct that ran parallel to its official tagline of “Playing With The Future”: Education.

dConstruct 2012: A quick review - andrewjohns.net

Another really good description of this year’s dConstruct that describes each talk.

Playing With The Future – dConstruct 2012 | HYPERNAKED

A lovely write-up of this year’s dConstruct:

Curated well by the Clearleft team, its speakers are always intelligent, insightful, and on the whole, world-class. Pouring out insights through divergent thought, challenging norms and touting innovation.

Improving Reality 2012 : Joanne Mcneil

Note’s from Joanne’s presentation at Improving Reality.

d.construct 2012 - a set on Flickr

Eva-Lotta’s sketchnotes from this year’s dConstruct.

dConstruct 2012 - a set on Flickr

A nice set of photos from this year’s dConstruct.

Warren Ellis » How To See The Future

The opening keynote from Warren Ellis for this year’s Improving Reality. I’d like to walk into space with this man.

Lessons from dConstruct 2012 | Michel’s Exhaust

A great write-up of this year’s magnificent dConstruct and its theme of playing with the future.

Brighton: South by South East?

Honor compares next week in Brighton to Austin in March.

Made In Brighton: Games Gone Global - 06.09.12

A mini conference on gaming taking place in Brighton the day before dConstruct. The events just keep on coming, don’t they?

dConstruct 2012 discounts on Map Tales

If you’re coming to Brighton for dConstruct, make a note of these eating places where your attendee badge will get you a discount.

ntlk’s blog: South by South East

Natalia is as excited as I am about the first week of September in Brighton: Reasons To Be Creative, dConstruct, Improving Reality, BrightonSF, and Maker Faire, now with added speakers.

United Pixelworkers — Brighton

Now you can proudly sport a Pixelworkers T-shirt of England’s finest seaside geek town.

Officrèche: Flexible childcare and office space with parent community

A co-working space in Brighton combined with a crèche: such a great idea!

Andy Budd on dConstruct 2012 | Interview | .net magazine

Andy gives his thoughts on this year’s dConstruct. He does a good job of explaining what to expect, and—more importantly—what not to expect.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire is Back – and We Need YOU! | Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Brighton’s Mini Maker Faire (which was fantastic last year) will take place the day after dConstruct and this time, they’ve got a lot more space. Want to get involved? Get involved!

Lighthouse Monthly Talk — James Bridle

James is giving a talk here in Brighton next month. I’ll be there with robot-actuated bells on.

What Would Molydeux? • Articles • Eurogamer.net

A blow-by-blow account of last weekend’s MolyJam in Brighton.

Points mean Pixels - 8th May 2012 at The Skiff, Brighton

This looks like being a fun little local event ‘round at the Skiff in May.

Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem - Muppets rock out in Brighton ! - YouTube

A trifecta of nice things:

  1. Muppets.
  2. Brighton.
  3. LCD Soundsystem.

Web Intents - Design Push

This looks like it’s going to be a great event on February 25th right here in Brighton: a gathering of minds to brainstorm around web intents. Get there if you can.

This is Brighton on Vimeo

A lovely timelapse tilt-shift video of Brighton.

MAKE ROOM NOW

Matt is offering up his space in central Brighton every Wednesday afternoon for free-for-all Arduino tinkering. I should try to get over there.

British Sea Power

Oh, this is good! British Sea Power are doing a monthly residency at The Haunt in Brighton. I’ve got my ticket for the first show.

Brighton Brains

This is great idea! A website for putting the digital makers of Brighton in contact with the city’s student population.

Choosing the Right Words – Web Intents — Glenn Jones

Glenn has written up the discussion that followed his UXCampBrighton talk on web actions.

The Transformers at dConstruct 2011 – Hubbub

Kars has written up his (excellent) dConstruct talk. Set aside some time and read through this. It’s worth it.

dConstruct 2011 — My Digest — Laura Kalbag

Laura’s account of dConstruct is wonderfully written. Instead of giving a linear run-down of each talk, she has spent time looking at the overlapping themes and patterns that emerged. The result is a really great read.

Update 2011 Conference Recap :: Freelance WordPress Developer Amber Weinberg

I’m loving Amber’s detailed write-up of the Update conference, especially her description of the panel discussion as me versus everyone else.

Lucozade Energy Advert 2011 - Feeder’s ‘Buck Rogers’ by The James Cleaver Quintet. - YouTube

So that’s what they were filming when I came out of band practice the other day. This is my neighbourhood.

Please Send Me To The UK For The Update 2011 Conference :: Freelance WordPress Developer Amber Weinberg

Amber really wants to come to Aral’s Update conference. Can you help her out?

Lava Lamp Installation on Vimeo

Brighton hacker Jason Hotchkiss demos his music-generating lava lamps in this promo video for the Brighton Maker Faire taking place the day after dConstruct.

Calling all UK Makers to Brighton’s First Mini Maker Faire | Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Hardware hackers, you’ve got until June 30th to submit something for Maker Faire in Brighton this September (the day after dConstruct).

Brighton Digital Festival

September in Brighton is going to be ker-razy! Here’s a nice responsive holding page listing just some of the events that will be going on …dConstruct, Maker Faire, Flash On The Beach and more.

The Ampersand Story | Clagnut § Brighton · Typography · Clearleft · Conferences

Getting the background on Ampersand from Richard is getting me very excited for the conference.

Dead drops in Brighton (beat: James Burt’s weblog)

Looks like those dead drops that Jessica, Brian and I created haven’t survived the inclement weather.

Tidy Street electricity usage | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I really like this idea: one street in Brighton is openly displaying its electricity usage over time.

Tidy Street electricity usage