At British HCI in Northumbria the Cool2011 workshop was a success in terms of bothÂ excellentÂ participation and organisation of the day. Also my PlanetariumÂ Gaming interactive experience (very hastily put together promo video) generated someÂ interestingÂ discussion despite being a very early piece of work. Fantastic conference in terms of sessions, keynotes, posters, people and,Â of course,Â Tom McEwan’s legendaryÂ entertainment.
The digital egg and spoon race activity was run all day at the Science festival with a range of school children from 10-18, with much help from others in the ChiCI group. The activity was fun andÂ engagingÂ the children and prompted manyÂ questionsÂ from the adults. The highlight being meeting theÂ legendaryÂ Johnny Ball who has recently been involved in promoting the physics of the egg and spoon race.