Brightonians, get yourselves along to the Corn Exchange on Monday evening for some fun with Seb’s digital fireworks.
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.
I couldn’t keep up with the processing my brain was doing with the stuff it was seeing and hearing.
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.
There are only a select, in my opinion, beautifully crafted conferences and dConstruct is definitely one of them.
A report from the BBC on this year’s Brighton Digital Festival including interviews with Honor, Timo, and Seb.
Another round-up of this year’s dConstruct.
Another great write-up of this year’s dConstruct.
Inspired by dConstruct, Ellen is going to start exploring the world of smart objects.
A comprehensive run-through of this year’s dConstruct.
A quick-fire burst of dConstruct moments from Simone.
Iain M.Banks and dConstruct, together at last.
Matt looks at this year’s dConstruct through the lens of GDS.
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.
Honor’s piece for The Guardian on this year’s dConstruct.
A smart and thoughtful write-up of dConstruct from Lee, pulling together three emergent themes:
- how we interact with machines and each other,
- how we co-evolve with machines, and
- 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.
A lovely write-up of dConstruct from Liz, including important post-conference conversations at the after-party.
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!
This is a terrific write up of this year’s dConstruct, tying together all the emergent themes.
Look at the streets of Brighton for some games to play while you’re in town for dConstruct.
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!
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?
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.
A lovely little highlight reel that Craig put together from the Responsive Day Out.
A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out with all the right take-aways.
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.
All the talks from this year’s excellent Full Frontal conference in Brighton, available in audio form for your huffduffing pleasure.
I wish to cover the entire Brighton Pavilion in Bakelite for my own amusement.
A great short talk from Clare about Code Club.
A terrific write-up of this year’s Full Frontal conference, with a descriptive rundown of each talk.
A nice little profile of local Brighton photographer extraordinaire, Lomokev.
Aw, this is so nice!
Yet another write-up of this year’s dConstruct.
A really great set of photos from this year’s dConstruct by Geri. Just look at the smile on my face!
A nice write-up of dConstruct that focuses on three ideas that were threaded throughout the day:
- Digital is about beauty and about layers,
- The power of play, and
- The interconnectedness of things through chance.
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.
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.
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.
Another really good description of this year’s dConstruct that describes each talk.
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.
Note’s from Joanne’s presentation at Improving Reality.
Eva-Lotta’s sketchnotes from this year’s dConstruct.
A nice set of photos from this year’s dConstruct.
The opening keynote from Warren Ellis for this year’s Improving Reality. I’d like to walk into space with this man.
A great write-up of this year’s magnificent dConstruct and its theme of playing with the future.
Honor compares next week in Brighton to Austin in March.
A mini conference on gaming taking place in Brighton the day before dConstruct. The events just keep on coming, don’t they?
If you’re coming to Brighton for dConstruct, make a note of these eating places where your attendee badge will get you a discount.
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.
Now you can proudly sport a Pixelworkers T-shirt of England’s finest seaside geek town.
A co-working space in Brighton combined with a crèche: such a great idea!
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’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!
James is giving a talk here in Brighton next month. I’ll be there with robot-actuated bells on.
A blow-by-blow account of last weekend’s MolyJam in Brighton.
This looks like being a fun little local event ‘round at the Skiff in May.
A trifecta of nice things:
- LCD Soundsystem.
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.
A lovely timelapse tilt-shift video of Brighton.
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.
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.
This is great idea! A website for putting the digital makers of Brighton in contact with the city’s student population.
Glenn has written up the discussion that followed his UXCampBrighton talk on web actions.
Kars has written up his (excellent) dConstruct talk. Set aside some time and read through this. It’s worth it.
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.
I’m loving Amber’s detailed write-up of the Update conference, especially her description of the panel discussion as me versus everyone else.
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?
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.
Hardware hackers, you’ve got until June 30th to submit something for Maker Faire in Brighton this September (the day after dConstruct).
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.
Getting the background on Ampersand from Richard is getting me very excited for the conference.
Looks like those dead drops that Jessica, Brian and I created haven’t survived the inclement weather.
I really like this idea: one street in Brighton is openly displaying its electricity usage over time.
This looks like an excellent project for Brighton:
We would like to create a community cooking space in the heart of the city, for people with a passion for food. This will give people access to a commercial kitchen space from which they can learn, share and improve skills while potentially starting food-related ventures.
A nice website for Brighton’s own Duke of York’s cinema, which will celebrate its 100th year of continuous operation.
If you're at all interested in web typography, be in Brighton on June 17th, 2011.
I'm very touched by this description of dConstruct from Merlin. We were incredibly lucky to have him come and speak. He the man.
A really, really, REALLY good round-up of this year's dConstruct. No doubt about it: it was the best yet.
It's a small world after all.
Live in Brighton? Like hardware hacking? Build Brighton needs your input.
Brighton gets its own UX conference.
One of Brighton's best music venues is under threat of closure. Sign the petition to save it.
In local news: Area man receives messages from chalkboard.
The manager of Brighton's Duke of York's cinema has a blog.
The UX Brighton website is sporting a new lick of paint and looking rather lovely.
Geek girls of Brighton: don't miss Natalie's CSS talk in The Eagle on March 4th. Nat is the best front-end developer I know.
Starbucks has opened a branch in Brighton by disregarding planning permission, ignoring planning laws, and by asserting is not in fact a cafÃ© or coffee shop but a retail outlet.
Brighton has a new co-working space right 'round the corner from the Clearleft office: The Skiff.
WiFi hotspots in Brighton (including passwords where required) courtesy of Josh.
It looks like Brighton is getting its own dedicated geek coffee bar thanks to Josh.
"Mystery surrounds the appearance of a giant Lego man on a beach in Brighton ... In August 2007 a giant Lego toy, bearing a close resemblance to the Brighton figure, mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland."
Philip Ball (author of the excellent Critical Mass) is coming to Brighton to speak at the CafÃ© Scientifique on the third Thursday of November. Excellent!
Trying to find the perfect geek venue for meetups, coworking, networking and boozing in Brighton. I love the smell of scenius in the morning.
Brighton's own Lomokev gets interviewed by Flickr.
The BBC were at dConstruct. This podcast episode includes interviews with Steven Johnson, Aleks and the the Dopplr Matts.
A write-up of dConstruct 2008 from the YDN crew who so kindly co-sponsored the closing party.
Brian and Josh are organising a Long Bet style gathering for the day before dConstruct. To participate, choose a timescale and enter your prediction. What an excellent way to kick-start some discussion.