Transforming Our Commute Through Technology – Manchester

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Did you know we spend an average of 400 days of our lifetime commuting?

That’s an incredible amount, and it’s an average across all workers in the UK.

In this free workshop, we’re placing the focus on Tram journeys and IoT Technology. We’ll explore how Tram journeys can be made better, safer and more efficient by technology and community engagement.

Think of the two-hour workshop as an experiment where we will explore how we interact with others at Tram stations, share our diverse tram travel stories while setting ourselves a small challenge to imagine how Tech can shape our experiences.

Manchester is becoming a Smart City, are you onboard?

While this is a friendly, informal event, your feedback will help us understand how Smart Technology can help create change in our daily commute. CityVerve wants to ensure that the voice of people who will use technology being developed, is heard.

So join CityVerve’s Community Champions and FutureEverything for a fun, energetic workshop at The Federation, next in the series of CityVerve Community Forums.

This workshop is delivered by Creative Experts at Contact and on behalf of the CityVerve Community Champions Team. CityVerve is the UK’s smart city demonstrator project. For more visit: cityverve.org.uk

About FutureEverything

For 21 years FutureEverything has explored the meeting point of technology, society and culture which lies at the heart of the digital debate. Through a community network and regular events it makes connections between thinkers, developers, coders, artists, designers, urbanists and policy makers – inspiring them to experiment and to collaborate in new ways.

The FutureEverything festival brings people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future. Pioneering the practice of city-wide ‘festival as laboratory’ it combines a large scale cultural event – encompassing art, music and discussion – with new technology, novel research methods and playful social experiments. It has been named by The Guardian as one of the top ten ideas festivals in the world.

Year round, FutureEverything champions the role of grassroots innovation in the digital creative economy. It creates opportunities for artists, programmers and coders though regular commissions, hackdays and innovation challenges. Through its research it identifies and explores areas in which technological, creative and societal innovation could facilitate change. Through policy work and thought leadership it advocates for the creative use of open data to improve government and empower citizens and communities.



October 26 2017

Details

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
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Borough Manchester
Age 18 and over (Adult)
Level Any
Twitter Link https://twitter.com/FuturEverything

Venue

The Federation

The Federation, Federation Street
Manchester, M4 2AH

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