On his blog he wonders about the history of technology and innovation, and the cool stuff that happens when old and new media converge. His TEDxLeeds talk, is a dizzying and visually stunning presentation of Leeds’ technological legacy…
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Matt Edgar was one of the first speakers we approached for the forthcoming 2010 edition TEDxLeeds 2010.
As a local historian of Leeds technological history and legacy, his insights would provide a unique perspective for our theme of “The City As A Platform” and that even during the pre-digital, pre-open data Industrial Revolution, cities were platforms for innovation.
We encouraged Matt to use our venue, Holbeck’s The Mint, in Holbeck to visibly illustrate the places where Leeds’ invention took place; from the industrial era, to the dotcom boom and now the 2.0 epoch.
Matt was so excited by this prospect, he pulled together various presentations he’d given on the subject into a one-off , bespoke newspaper – “Good Engines“.