Explore the perils and possibilities of self-exploration through hacking, home brew electronics and hands-on biostatistics. Is the “quantified self” a new means of empowerment or the first steps towards a dystopian, spreadsheet driven vision of the future? Patchworks is a research collaboration between the community support group, Signposts, MadLab and Lancaster University exploring the health and communication needs of homeless people through the co-design of prototype tools using cheap, open source technology. Patchworks is part of Catalyst, a multidisciplinary research project engaging community groups and academics to envision and build next-generation tools to facilitate social change.
When & Where
MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory)
MadLab Courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic.
Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!