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What is a Game Jam? By Adam Crymble

04 September 2015

Maybe you've been to an 'unconference', and you might even have participated in a 'hackathon'. But what's a Game Jam? (Image: from Flickr user galant, CC-BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/galant/3640669369) Game Jams originated in the amateur video-game making community. Building video games...

What makes the Crowdsourcing Arcade Machine tick?

04 September 2015

Can crowdsourcing be done in public? I've spent a few days building a large arcade-style cabinet that is tough and rugged and that the general public can interact with. There is no external keyboard or mouse to this, but you...

The Poor Palatines: an 18th-century refugee crisis

04 September 2015

In 1709 London found itself playing host to thousands of Germans who were fleeing famine, war and religious persecution in their native lands. Many of the first arrivals came from the Palatinate region, and the refugees became collectively known as...

Tales of Lincolnshire from Five British Library Manuscripts

04 September 2015

As part of the 800th anniversary celebrations of Magna Carta, the county of Lincolnshire is currently hosting an exhibition that celebrates everything that makes this county great. One of the four original 1215 endorsements of Magna Carta is held at...

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