Well, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and it’s time to get stuck into Campus Party proper. Not that we’d know about the sun or the birds, of course- we’re in the heart of the O2, surrounded by more innovation, entrepreneurs, and tech types than we ever thought possible. “How can there be so many geeks in the whole UK?”, asks Paolo, our head of campus marketing. We don’t know, Paolo. We don’t know.
What we do know, however, is that we’ve found the very best of everything Tuesday, just for you.
5. Art In The Age Of The Cyborgs
Where: Galileo Stage
How can you resist a headline like that? Neil Harbisson talks about cybernetics as an extension of the human, and what that means for making art. “The union between software and brain enables the artist to create art through new senses”, apparently. Yeah? Yeah. See you there.
4. Power From The People: How To Power A City Using Kinetic Energy
Where: Leonardo Stage
Making cities sustainable- through the power of feet. Laurence Kemball-Cook talks about his Pavegen technology, and how the cities of the future might be entirely self-sustaining. Interesting in saving the planet? Interested in the future of our planet? Interested in new things? This is the talk for you.
3. All You Want To Know About The Internet But Were Afraid To Ask
Where: Main Stage
A very clever man (Andreu Veá, founder of the fourth ISP, Spanish entrepreneur, Stanford scholar) explains all the things that you will ever need to know about the internet. For those of us feeling a little out of our depth here at Campus Party, the perfect introduction to the week, as Veá talks us bit by bit through the strange and stormy seas of the Internet At Large.
2. The Accidental Entrepreneur
Where: Gutenberg Stage
Our very own Rajeeb Dey tells the story of how he started his first social enterprise aged just seventeen, how that led to the creation of Enternships and Start-Up Britain, and above all the lessons he learned along the way. Inspiring, interesting, and almost certainly quite funny.
1. If People Can’t Get To The Web…
Where: Archimedes Stage
Campus Party is packed full of people for whom technology is central to their lives- but what of everyone else? Chris Heilmann, of Mozilla, talks about how to keep the web the exciting, open, democratic place it is- and how to give a few million more a voice online. Probably the most important talk you’ll hear today.