Tag Archives: Centre for Creative Collaboration

Our team gets ready to build the EZPZ browser. Suddenly it all feels very #BBCApprentice

The RSA Digital Engagement working group (#RSAde) teamed up with Lancaster University Business School to pitch an idea to the Interactivism hackathon, taking place in London this weekend. We were truly chuffed when our EZPZ browser concept got picked. Now we just need to build the darn thing!

The photo shows Daniel Cater, Roxanne Persaud and Isabel Dias. Roxanne is an old-hand at RSAde stuff. Daniel and Isabel…? No idea where they came from – but they’re fab!

Unfortunately, I could only be there for this morning but the energy was great. Around 100 people buzzing round the basement of the LBi building in Brick Lane. A wonderful mix of Google developers, Futuregov/ Simpl people (who organised the event), Gransnet (providing insight into accessibility issues) and all sorts of students, consultants and enthusiasts in between. 

By the time I left, our self-selecting team had ten great people: really looking forward to following the #interactivism tag on Twitter and finding what great stuff develops – best of luck, EZPeople!!

A walk on the wild side

It’s tough getting decent work done on a Friday, so what better way to spend the last day of Social Media Week hanging out with interesting people: collaborating, networking, drinking, eating, philosophizing or whatever else takes your fancy?

Tuttle Club will be taking place from 10am – midday at The Centre for Creative Collaboration near Kings Cross. If you’ve never been, you really should: this week will be a good ‘un. Lloyd Davis, Tuttle’s lovely founder, is now working as Social Artist in Residence at the CCC, and I’m sure he’ll be talking a bit about that new role, as well as doing his usual – meeting and greeting the Tuttle newbies and generally ensuring everyone who attends has a good time and at least one cup of decent coffee.

Whether you fancy a bite of lunch after Tuttle or whether you’ve worked hard all morning and reckon it’s time for a break,  on Friday afternoon, from 1pm – 4 (ish), there’ll be a Monkeys Tweetup at The Drunken Monkey in Shoreditch. With free beer for the early birds. And delicious Dim Sum for everyone who wants it.  The aim is to chat about the anthropology of social media: I see this as a kind of holistic look at the long-term social and cultural impact of social media (if any!), but please bring your own ideas and input.

Linking the two events, a 40 minute walk through the wondrous zone that is (or was?) Silicon Roundabout. [Update: just saw this Wired article indicating that Silicon Roundabout is very much alive and kicking] Why tube it when you can take your time and marvel at the myriad offices of so many tech start-ups? Last FM, Poke, IDEO, Moo, Trampoline, Dopplr and many more have all made their homes between Goswell Road and Brick Lane. Maybe some of these brilliant people will even join us for a drink 🙂