Binary Festival 2016

One of the great things about covering festivals is that you basically get to attend them. You get to see those talks, eat that food, and do all that cool stuff. And at Liverpool’s very first Binary Festival we really did get to do some cool stuff.

Taking place throughout Liverpool over a couple of days, Binary is about connecting and celebrating Liverpool’s digital community. We headed out with Liam from MakeLiverpool and Alison from Baltic Creative to capture the experience.

Liam & allison

We got to check out FabLab Liverpool, their incredible research and play space, much of which focused on bringing the digital into the physical with 3d scanners and 3d printers.

Filming 1

We also got to test out the HTC/Valve Vive a couple of times; once to experience Draw & Code’s experiment with the band All We Are and then Valve’s own The Lab later at the opening night party at Constellations. It has to be said, it was pretty incredible and we’re doing our very best not to come up with fake reasons to just go and order one right now.

Owen Vive

The second day was filled with keynotes from people including live coding musician Sam Aaron, Pam Warhurst from IncredibleEdible and Adrian Han, founder of Six to Start.

Sam Aaron

If you’re thinking this all sounds pretty amazing you can sign up to the mailing list on the Binary site for updates on next years event. And keep your eyes peeled for our edit of the event and maybe some full keynotes.