Dear all, This Wednesday, Nexus Cork (Cork’s quite awesome local Makerspace) will be hosting a film screening in the Camden Palace Hotel on Camden Quay. Entry is free, and you can avail of a copy of the film if you bring a USB-capable Android or Laptop. A lower resolution form of the film is also loaded on the Dead Drop just inside the door to the building. “Happy World: Burma, the Dictatorship of the Absurd” is a highly acclaimed and engaging documentary of the state of Burma, known to some as Myanmar.
(This post is cross-posted from the Nexus Cork blog, where I just posted it) Update: Changed Bitcoin address to a modern one I haven’t lost! Hey all, Cathal here. I’ve got a project in the pipeline that I’d like to shout about while it brews. You may have heard about Dead Drops: Worldwide, governments and corporations are warring against the freedom and enlightenment that universal net access is bringing us. If they have their way, then scarcely a decade after the first net-native generation emerged, the internet will be crippled and controlled by the people who stand to lose the most from true, informed democracy.
This Friday and Saturday, I’m hosting three daily sessions of a DIYbio workshop, focusing on Amateur Microbiology and Biotechnology. The DIYbio workshops are in the Camden Palace Building, in Nexus Cork (the Cork Makerspace). Following that, I’m hosting another DIYbio workshop at Mindfield on April 29th in the Hackerspace tent at 8PM, which will follow the same format as the above. This workshop will focus on microbiology, genetic engineering and synthetic biology as topics of discussion, and participants will be shown the basic techniques of Microbiology.
Well, everyone is doing it so I may as well jump on board. As it happens, 2010 has been a really, really exciting year for me, so writing this will be an indulgent remembrance. In fact, looking back this morning, I was surprised at how much of the things I’ve lately been happy with took place in 2010; some of them seemed like so long ago. Like any year, it’s been full of good, bad and ugly, but for the most part good.