New Ways Of Working

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The slides from the talk I gave at the unSustainable unConference recently where I mapped out my vision for a green coworking hackspace in Liverpool

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  • New Ways Of Working

    1. 1. New Ways of Working Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    2. 2. Co-working <ul><li>Leeds: Old Broadcasting House </li></ul><ul><li>www.oldbroadcastinghouse.com </li></ul><ul><li>A “professional third space work environment” </li></ul><ul><li>£65+VAT/month or £15/day drop-in </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester: Fly The Coop </li></ul><ul><li>www.flythe.coop </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operative of software devs and designers </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    3. 3. Co-working: Not Just For Geeks <ul><li>The Hub(s) </li></ul><ul><li>the-hub.net </li></ul><ul><li>A collection of co-working spaces round the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting rooms, café-bar, event space, open-plan work areas </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals, freelancers, third-sector workers </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    4. 4. Hackspaces <ul><li>Worldwide movement of places for hardware and software hackers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide somewhere to wield a soldering iron </li></ul><ul><li>More underground vibe to them </li></ul><ul><li>Long established in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Growing movement in US with places like NYC Resistor and Noisebridge </li></ul><ul><li>hackerspaces.org </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    5. 5. Hackspaces in the UK <ul><li>www.hackspace.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Embryonic movement </li></ul><ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>the North-West </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nwhackspace.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    6. 6. Other Interesting Models <ul><li>Access-Space in Sheffield </li></ul><ul><li>Community learning and Internet café </li></ul><ul><li>www.access-space.org </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Alternative Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Developing technologies and techniques for environmentally sustainable living </li></ul><ul><li>www.cat.org.uk </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    7. 7. Here and Now… Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    8. 8. A Liverpool Hackspace <ul><li>Fortnightly meetings for now </li></ul><ul><li>Every other Wednesday evening in Mello Mello </li></ul><ul><li>No experience needed </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    9. 9. A Liverpool Vision <ul><li>A mash-up of... </li></ul><ul><li>Co-working space for professionals </li></ul><ul><li>A hackspace for tinkerers and people who need more than just a laptop or who make a mess </li></ul><ul><li>An urban CAT looking at how to make urban living environmentally sound </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    10. 10. Find out more <ul><li>Looking for people who are interested in helping to build or use such an establishment, or who have ideas on how we can bring it to life. </li></ul><ul><li>My Blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or email adrian@mcqn.net </li></ul><ul><li>Or on twitter I’m @amcewen </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com
    11. 11. Image Credits <ul><li>Cube farm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timpatterson/2320111122/ </li></ul><ul><li>Old Broadcasting House entrance: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imran/761260108/in/set-72157600729423009 </li></ul><ul><li>Essen Hackspace: http://www.unperfekthaus.de/bilder/slides/modedesignerin.html </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Alternative Technology: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21218849@N03/2705946462/ </li></ul>Adrian McEwen - www.mcqn.com

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