Going to be doing some Swan thinking today as part of a Metal Digital Labs residency at Chalkwell Hall and, being so close to the Thames I couldn’t help but think of another ambitious and very long-running Swan Pedalo adventure which I recently became aware of: Swan Down by Andrew Kotting.
Following on from last Tuesdays Ignite Talk we held a meet-up last Wednesday the 9th of Feb at the Ranch studio in Liverpool to share and discuss potential ideas and new projects which would involve the Swan Pedalo. After initial introductions,we discussed a timetable of events which are happening over the course of 2011 with which the Swan Pedalo could potentially be involved (these will be published shortly).
After this discussion the assembled group were invited to write down ideas which were positioned on a washing line which operated on a scale from “impossible” on the left towards “possible” on the right. The aim from there was to add components to each of the ideas and in this way make them each more “possible”. The full range of ideas which could act as starting points for potential Pedalo projects are included below:
Of course – the best way to know what’s on the horizon is to follow @swanpedalo on twitter.
Presentation slides are shared below:
Thanks to Pedalo advocate Neil Morrin @defnetmedia for the invitation to speak at the Global Ignite Week Liverpool event. Cheers also to John McKerrell behind the camera on this video and to all the crew behind the scenes who made Social Media in Liverpool Week totally awesome!
Visit the Ignite Liverpool Youtube Channel to see some of the other talks from the evening (which were of a really high standard) – they are linked individually here:
- Siobhan Farmer – Duncan’s Legacy (the story of Liverpool Public Health innovator Dr Duncan)
- Neil MacDonald – the science fiction pubs of Liverpool!
- Christina McDermott – Food Blogging
- John Mckerrell – A whistlestop tour of Open Source
- Maria Barrett – The working class and the Theatre
- Joe Mcnulty – The Theory of Everything
- Claire Sutton – The Flu Pandemic
This Wednesday, at our studio in Liverpool, we are hosting a one-off gathering to plot new adventures for the Open Source Swan Pedalo during 2011 – we really hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday 9th February 2011
Location: Ranch Studio, 67-69 Victoria Street, Liverpool, UK, L1 6DL (Google Map Link)
Suggested topics of discussion:
* Pedalo Principles
* Moving from the impossible to the possible
* Ready-made opportunities for action in the 2011 Calendar
* Can a Swan Pedalo truly be “Open Source”?
All input prior to Wednesday eve is greatly welcomed – over email, via @swanpedalo on twitter and the Open Source Swan Pedalo blog (including potential hosts, mechanical advice, new projects etc.) – we’ll present all of this stuff for everyone to consider on the evening.
All will finish for 9pm when it is suggested we retire to The Swan Inn (or perhaps The Shipping Forecast) for beverages.