Clayton Sq: Our Digital Planet: The power of the internet in pictures

17 October – 4 November 2012

Our Digital Planet – an outdoor street gallery exhibition by Nominet Trust, visits Liverpool from Wednesday 17th October until Sunday 4th November.

Celebrating the positive impact the internet has had on our lives

Our Digital Planet, an exhibition showcasing 24 powerful images demonstrating the power of the internet to change our lives for the better, is coming to Clayton Square in Liverpool from Wednesday 17th October until Sunday 4th November.

Nominet Trust believes that the internet has the potential to make a positive difference to our own lives, the lives of those around us and the world we live in too.   It offers something for everyone – young or old, introvert or extravert, technology savvy or technology shy. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Through a series of interesting and thought-provoking insights and images, the Our Digital Planet exhibition aims to highlight the broad and far-reaching impact the internet is having.

During the exhibition visitors who have never used the internet, or those who are not so confident, will have the opportunity to get online with guided and friendly support from organisations including the local UK online centres network which offers access to computers and the internet and support to use them.  Local voluntary groups can also benefit from the exhibition with free website workshops on offer from We Make Jam.

Whether it’s helping to improve education or employment prospects, reducing feelings of social isolation, helping us to campaign for good causes or championing democracy across whole nations, the internet has opened up a wealth of opportunities for  individuals, communities and organisations the world over.

Get online with friendly, guided support

If you’ve never used the internet, want to gain more confidence in using it or you’re simply interested in finding out more, then pop along to Our Digital Planet and have a chat with Nominet Trust’s friendly team of internet volunteers.

The internet station will be open Monday to Friday, 10.30 – 4pm

What’s going on in Liverpool

As well as drop-in internet sessions, people can also get involved in a variety of other activities designed to help explore the internet with confidence. With support from local and national organisations, the activities are all designed to help get more out of the internet.

Wed 17th – Fri 19th October:             The local GTDT UK Online Centre team will be on hand to give you advice on everything from how to get started with a mouse and keyboard through to job hunting, welfare reform and much more.

Mon 22nd October:                    Drop-in internet taster sessions covering everything from setting up an email, online banking, shopping online and much more.

 

Tues 23rd October:                              Staff from the Communiversity will be available to offer guidance on IT courses, educational opportunities and ways of being part of your community to make it a better place for everyone.

Wed 24th October:                    Drop-in internet taster sessions covering everything from setting up an email, online banking, shopping online and much more.

Thurs 25th – Fri 26th October:            We’re Altogether Better, the organisation behind the award-winning charity BeatBullying, will be on hand to demonstrate a number of different programmes that can help young people to help each other, along with tips and advice on how they can safelyexplore the internet.

Mon 29th October:                            Drop-in internet taster sessions covering everything from setting up an email, online banking, shopping online and much more.

Tues 30th October:                              IT skills are essential when it comes to searching for employment and in many different job roles. Come and meet the Speke Training and Education Centre team and find out what support they can offer you!

Wed 31st October:                             Drop-in internet taster sessions covering everything from setting up an email, online banking, shopping online and much more.

Thurs 1st – Fri 2nd November:           For everything you need to build a website that makes a difference come along to the MadeWithJam Website Workshops. Sign up in advance to ensure you get a space http://workshops.madewithjam.org

To find out more about the exhibition, please visit www.ourdigitalplanet.co.uk

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