Impossible to Possible

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:

Special thanks to Ruth Who, Dave Lynch, Ross Dalziel, J.R., Alistair Houghton, Neil Winterburn, & Sam Meech AND John McKerrell for their contributions on the night.

this Weds 7pm @ the Ranch

Ahoy there!

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!

Time: 7pm
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.

*** Society of Swandeliers ***

As promised – a one-off Open Source Swan Pedalo meet-up is confirmed for Wednesday 9th February at 7pm (as part of Liverpool’s week of Social Media festivities) and the gathering will be taking place at The Ranch Studio on Victoria Street in Liverpool City Centre – L1 6DE.

The aim of this meet-up will be to HAVE FUN! generate & consolidate ideas and plan for future Swan Pedalo adventures.

As mentioned previously – if people are coming from out of town we’ll try and make arrangements to put you up – we have a couple of people confirmed from Leeds already…

We are going to gather together all of the current opportunities and suggested projects and develop a strategy for making some of this stuff happen over the course of 2011.

Until then – we salute you!