The programme for the Wuthering Bytes Festival Day, which headlines a 10 day long celebration of technology in picturesque Hebden Bridge, has now been finalised ahead of its opening on Friday the 30th of August 2019.
Since its inception in 2013, Wuthering Bytes has attracted a top-quality collection of technologists, futurists, and enthusiasts from a range of disciplines – everyone from musicians and printing-press operators to rocket scientists and radio hams. Each gives a talk on their particular field of expertise, sometimes including active demonstrations – and they are always well-received by an appreciative audience, as well as setting the tone for the remainder of the Wuthering Bytes activities over the course of the week.
The event’s organisers, AB Open’s Andrew Back and co-organiser Tim Harbour, have now confirmed the final programme for the 2019 Festival Day. Keynoting the event will be JP Rangaswami, information scientist, with a talk entitled The Future of Lurk; composer and maker Sarah Angliss will give a talk on fellow composer, sci-fi author, and self-taught physicist Muriel Howorth; David Fletcher, meanwhile, will use his talk, Powering the Valley Over Time, to look at the first 500 years of the Upper Calder Valley.
The most electrifying presentation, meanwhile, is likely to come from Extreme Electronics’ Derek Woodroffe, who will be offering an Introduction to Tesla Coils – including live demonstrations of his lightning-throwing creations. Finally, Red Tin Tunes’ Dave Ives and Gnac and The Montgolfier Brothers’ Mark Tranmer will be DJing the after party, while scavenger-poets Rag and Bone will be demonstrating The Lost and Found Tree in the Town Hall Courtyard.