Innovation through collaboration

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A new performance, food and flyers

We have another wonderful performance in the concert. James Dyer from the Multimedia Design course will be perform his live show! Here is something to pique your interest!

Also, Jonathan Buchanan has done a fantastic job, creating flyers and business cards for the Symposium. Watch this space!

I’ve been choosing food for everyone – Twists Pasta and salad spread for lunch and danish pastries in the afternoon. Obviously you’re not just coming for free food, but our delegates will be well fed!


Technical preparations

Last week we had a technical meeting to prepare the use of equipment, including the huge HISS (Huddersfield Immersive Sound System). The meeting was especially useful for us to prepare the sound installation collaboration, created with a group of music technology students and conceptual artists. The piece will be performed all day in Phipps Hall during the Symposium! Thank you PA

Simon C and Simon M talking to PA about configuring the HISS

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Guest speakers at the Symposium

We have three fantastic guest speakers presenting at the symposium:

Jeff and Adam of Twists Pasta Bar will be talking about enterprise at The University of Huddersfield. They are just finishing their respective degree courses now and despite the demands of their university course and life they started their own business. You can find out more about the people who supported them, their advice to other enterprising students, and reflections on their journey.

Mark Longbottom is an artist who  really mastered the craft of building his networks and communities a long time before we were online and connected. He will be looking at the importance of being sociable with people outside our known communities. Having the confidence in ourselves when developing engaging relationships with people who inspire, influence and excite us. His business is design58 a social media consultancy He has been  involved in collaborative artwork, projects and events since the early 1980’s and carry on doing what he was doing then, now. Mainly meeting people who want to talk and want to interact and participate and reposnd to what others are doing. Also see Let’s Keep Talking Here and Let’s Talk Here