Printed scrims so they’re semi-transparent, move with the breeze that flows through the gallery. Quite beautiful and well worth standing around and soaking up. Faces float in and out of your view and clouds/sky depending on the angles you take to look at them. Lovely creative piece.
President Michael D. Higgins’ Being Young and Irish 2012 consultation workshops began today. The first of the roadshows took place in DIT Bolton Street this morning. More roadshows will be happening in Cork (September 15th), Monaghan (September 22nd) and Galway (September 29th) in the next while. The idea is getting Young People in a room and getting them to say what they think the country needs to do in the next while and where priorities should be. Groups proposed different ideas and then voted on them. Today they voted and said these are of importance or as the blurb said:
Then in plenary session the young people voted on their vision for Ireland and established, with the support of D.I.T. researchers, the top 10 most important aspects of that vision.
100 people (so far) are of the belief that equality and accountability are very important to the country. Here’s the full list.
1a. Equality – gay marriage – gender – wage/salary = equality in Ireland*
1b.Accountability – leaders – finance – systems – services – government
3. A suitable completed education that includes special needs, life-skills, practical aspects, and is holistic
4. Mental health and suicide ,awareness, mainstreaming. Bottom up approach and input from role models. Detachment of taboo
5a. Cultural identity – recognition of importance of language, history and arts**
5b. Accountable political system (reform) – participation structures, responsibility
7. Move from apathy to proactive participation, youth-led change and innovation. Removal of jargon and buzz words in communication with youth
8. Improvement in the planning and implementation of green technologies
9. More opportunities and less exploitation in youth employment
The Dublin hackathon will bring together up to 30 developers from Ireland and other European countries in a two-day event. They will have access to the diverse Europeana collections – containing over 20 million records – throug
Google will now throw you down Google rankings if there are too many copyright infringement claims against your website. As IsoHunt pointed out, this should mean YouTube is blocked by Google too. Yeah right. In some of the more vicious markets, I wonder will companies file more DMCAs to damage your rankings?
This may wind you up. Especially if you are a journalist. Ryan Holiday discusses manipulating bloggers by giving them dodgy “facts”, that in turn allows him to skew Wikipedia articles that references blog posts, these articles then get copy and pasted by journalists.
They’re now funded but The Exley in Brooklyn was looking for Kickstarter style investors and your small investment gets you x amount of goods (Beer and Food) back for your investment. It’s all part of Smallknot (check out the case studies) that is Kickstarter for local businesses. Love the idea. Imagine to have been able to invest in Crackbird or a business like that here?
And on that. StartupWiki for Ireland. List of Irish startups. If you don’t know how to add yourself, well that was a test.