_ _ _ _ _ _ | | | | | | | | | | | | __| | ___ _ __ | | __| |__ ___ | |_ | | ___ _ __ __| | ___ _ __ / _` | / _ \ | '__|| |/ /| '_ \ / _ \ | __|| | / _ \ | '_ \ / _` | / _ \ | '_ \ | (_| || (_) || | | < | |_) || (_) || |_ | || (_) || | | || (_| || (_) || | | | \__,_| \___/ |_| |_|\_\|_.__/ \___/ \__||_| \___/ |_| |_| \__,_| \___/ |_| |_| #87 When: 19:00-22:30, Thu Feb 19th 2015 Where: The Boxing Club, Limehouse town hall, 646 Commercial Road, E14 7HA (directions below) Free entry, no registration required ==== Tim Hunkin - timhunkin.co.uk ===== Tim Hunkin is an English engineer, cartoonist, writer, and artist. He created the Channel Four TV series and Science Museum gallery The Secret Life of Machines, which explained the workings and history of various household devices. He has just launched a "new London arcade of home-made coin operated machines built by enthusiasts": www.novelty-automation.com twitter: @NovAutomation ==== James Auger - auger-loizeau.com ==== James Auger is a designer, researcher and lecturer whose work examines the social, cultural and human impact of technology and the products that exist as a result of its development and application. His PhD topic is Why Robot? Speculative design, the domestication of technology and the considered future. James is also a partner in the Speculative Design practice Auger-Loizeau, whose projects have been published and exhibited internationally, including MoMA, New York; 21_21, Tokyo; The Science Museum, London and the Ars Electronica festival, Linz, and are part of the permanent collection at MoMA. ==== Pollie Barden - fireflygame.com ==== Pollie is an artist, activist and game designer who has designed games from the mobile platform to the urban landscape. Firefly is a tagging game that explores temporal memory, and exploits the balance of collaboration and competition. The action takes place at night. Your first strategic move is the clothing you wear. Players, wearing Flashing LED badges will compete to see who can steal the most badges from other players. However, the prize you seek may be your downfall! ==== Restart Project - therestartproject.org ==== The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer, by sharing repair and maintenance skills. Through community and workplace events we create engaging opportunities to extend the lifespan of electronics and electrical equipment. twitter: @RestartProject ==== How to get to Limehouse Town Hall: ==== == By Tube: Limehouse DLR from Bank or Tower Gateway == By Bus: 15 from Trafalgar Sq / 115 from Aldgate / D6 from Hackney / D3 from Bethnal Green Get onto Commercial Road and travel East from Aldgate or Whitechapel. Stay on Commercial Road, passing Limehouse DLR on your right (and going under a railway bridge) and you'll see a modern red brick church also on the right, then a boarded up library. Just over the canal you'll see the TownHall, with the Limehouse Hawksmoor church behind it. At this point you should get off the bus/bicycle and come ring on the "Boxing Club" bell (The top of the 4 main buttons).