Internet Week: Over 100 Events For Geeks And Their Friends

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Internet Week: Over 100 Events For Geeks And Their Friends


Come 2080, the Global Cyber-Entity will be holding a 'Human Week', looking back to those charming far-off days when lumps of meat ruled the planet. For a little while longer, though, we are the masters and can celebrate our growing digital culture with happy, naive abandon. Welcome to Internet Week, a European festival of all things 0 and 1.

As befits its 'New Silicon Valley' ambitions, London's festival is home to a motherboard of events. Over 100 of them, in fact, mostly aimed at internet professionals but with a number of happenings for the general populace. Some highlights (copy and pasted from the press release, in best internet fashion):

8-12 Nov: A live game in Hoxton Square, in which players will 'have to dodge ghosts and collect evil pumpkins to score points, using the latest night vision camera and electro-magnetic field detection technology'. Erm, perhaps not in this weather, and in those Shoreditch skinny turned-up jeans.

8 Nov: BBC Online Comedy - Funny videos, live comedy and a chance to see how the BBC are developing comedy online. (The Roxy Bar and Screen).

10 Nov: URL - The Night: A costume party for the internet, encouraging costumes modelled after your favourite website, meme, or anything inter-webby that’s inspired you. (Nov 10, Villain aka East Village). Music by Rick Astley?

11 Nov. Internet Week Bike Ride - A group of enthusiastic cyclists are inviting everyone to join them on a tour of the day’s events, finishing up at Channel 4 with an exclusive screening of three short films from Rapha and Ridley Scott Associates.

Well, that's just a taster. There's plenty more to see, do and fondle over on the festival's website, especially for those working in the internet industries.

Image by pixelthing in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 08 November 2010