Guest talks – Drumbeat, P2PU & Time’s Up

Clear your calendar’s for Wednesday February 9th, 6-9pm, because we’ve got a couple of very special guests coming down to chat to us about the awesome projects they’re working on. The talks will go for around 1 hour, and we’ll have the usual hack session afterwards. So get here right on 6 if you’d like to hear both talks.

Where: Format, 15 Peel Street, city.
When: 6pm, Wednesday February 9th
Cost: Free
Facebook event: link

Here’s a little about them and what they’ll be talking about:

Pippa Buchanan

Pippa Buchanan


Pippa Buchanan is project lead for the School of Webcraft, a free online school for web developers run in partnership between Mozilla and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). Born in Adelaide and currently based in Berlin, Germany, she worked in educational software, video games development and as a design educator before becoming involved in non-formal and open educational projects.

Drumbeat – How Mozilla is making a better web.

Mozilla’s Drumbeat is about increasing the community of people who defend and build the open web beyond participation in software projects. Learn how Drumbeat brings filmmakers, educators, journalists and others together to help shape the future of the web.

P2PU – a learning (non) institution

The Peer 2 Peer University is an online community of people learning together in an open, collaborative environment. Entering its second year, P2PU is developing partnerships with Mozilla around the School of Webcraft and exploring how peer assessment could change the way we learn.


Tim Boykett

Tim Boykett


Laboratory for the construction of Experimental Situations.

15 years of building worlds and ways of investigating them, experimental net audio, mechanical devices and social constructivism. Too many things to fit in a paragraph:

“Narrative Worlds: Living and Lived in spaces – This presentation will outline our experience with “exploration narratives” as a way of understanding an audience’s involvement with an interactive environment, then go on to examine the projects we are currently engaged in: “Physical Narratives” is the name we use. Spaces were the fictional inhabitant has disappeared, the audience is invited to explore the objects in the space and their arrangement to explore the story of that character.

I will also talk about our developments of living spaces, mechanically enhanced garden systems and irrigation systems that we are using to enhance the harbour environment.”

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