July 15-16th Bridgewater hall Bristol Wireless took its new revised LTSP suite for 2 days to the Substance Conference in Manchester. The Dell server laptop has been newly installed and the Evo T20 thin clients have been configured on the server, 7 flat screens and 3 laptops made up a suite of 10 machines: it […]
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On July 4th in St. Pauls Ujima Radio was launched by the Lord Mayor, Chris Davies. Ujima Radio is run under the auspices of CEED, the Centre for Employment and Enterprise Development and its remit is to be a community station featuring local voices, to inform, represent, educate, entertain and celebrate culture, heritage and diversity […]
Yesterday, Saturday 28th June, saw “An Adventure in Technology” come to Trinity Community Arts in Bristol (news passim), followed by an after-party at some city centre hostelry (although I missed the latter). It was wonderful to see the event so well supported by the local tech community: I spotted familiar faces from both the Bristol […]
A date for your diaries: on Sunday 11th May next, Bristol Wireless will be hosting an event entitled ‘The Virtual Commons’ at St Werburghs Community Centre. It will form part of Bristol Radical History Group’s forthcoming ‘Down With The Fences’ programme, which runs from Thursday May 1st to Sunday May 11th 2008. The fortnight of […]
It’s Easter Sunday in Cologne and, while the rest of the world is tucking into confectionery normally involving chocolate, the main hall at Easterhegg 2008 exists in a world of its own. Indeed, in the lobby just outside is a sign pointing outside and reading ‘Real World‘. Yesterday was very profitable. As I mentioned […]
While the big wide world classes Bristol Wireless as supertechies or ubergeeks, we do have artistic sensibilities: indeed, the co-op has several artist(e)s – musicians, DJs, wordsmiths, practitioners in the plastic arts, etc. – in its ranks and I reckon that collectively we have more appreciation of creative works than your average Radio 4 studio […]
A Bristol Wireless group and photo pool has now been established on Flickr, the popular image sharing site. The idea is to document the work and personalities of the Bristol Wireless project. At the time of writing the group has 7 members and nearly 80 pictures, including some historical images from our first high-rise install […]
Mike Harris writes: Did you know that Bristol Wireless is involved in a project called XtreamLab along with Psand, Micro-Film and the Venn Festival organisers? As part of the project we’re streaming 3 events for 3 days during Bristol’s Venn Festival and have a nice new website where you can find details, plus information on […]
The more keen eyed of our visitors will have noticed that the Bristol Wireless site is now wearing new clothes.
A free blogging skills exhange and discussion event is taking place at Bristol’s Watershed on Tuesday 5th December 2006.
On Wednesday 1st November, 100 delegates from central and local government, the private, community and voluntary sectors across the South West met at Watershed, Bristol for a day to discuss “Harnessing Digital Disruption”.
Ignoring the Internet is no longer an option for voluntary and community organisations, according to a new booklet ‘ICT, Social Capital and Voluntary Action’ published recently by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Ile Sans Fil, together with student radio station CHOQ.FM and and student-run CUTV, is launching an exciting new service that will change the way Montrealers interact with local artists.
Venn festival 1st-4th Jine
There’s a new addition to the website which many of you might have missed — we now have a videoblog.
Ben Green prefaced this project with a quote from “Mission Impossible”, but Bristol Wireless and Fluffy Logic have suceeded in the Challenge, making a succint and informative promotional infotisement on a minimal budget and lots of hard work. We’re really pleased with the result.
FAVE is a new event for people who are interested in free and open source creative software on Linux and other computer platforms. It’s taking place on Saturday August 20th 2005 at the Trinity Community & Arts Centre in Bristol, UK. Everyone is welcome, even if they have never used this kind of software before. […]
Bristol Indymedia return to our screens today just in time for the G8 and today’s Bristol demonstration. Bristol Wireless are pleased to have donated a machine for a new server for Bristol Indymedia to host their News Site on, to replace the one seized by the authorities in the run-up to what would probably have […]
On Saturday, the AGM was held. At 10am, we gathered at Bannerman Road School. Whilst some of us set up the tables, chairs and tea/coffee, others worked on the node at the school. The antenna had been realigned by Lloyd earlier in the week, and Matt worked away on the Linksys box to provide connectivity […]
Great link posted as the topic on the #clan channel today: The Limits of SpongeBob SquarePants by Robert X. Cringely. It’s subtitled “One Canadian’s Wireless Neighborhood Network Could Someday Serve Us All”, and describes a project with some remarkable parallels to the work that Bristol Wireless is doing.