Schooling & Culture Journal Launch

Schooling & Culture disrupts a culture of individualism, competition and surveillance by claiming a new collective position within, and outside of, the school context through self-representation and lived experience. This journal is an invitation to strengthen solidarity between teachers, students and cultural practitioners by exploring politicised praxes of secondary school teaching in the face of…

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Big data & contemporary culture

On Tuesday 2 May, 5.00-7.00 (Room 802): a roundtable discussion on the power and influence of numbers in contemporary culture, exploring critically issues such as data and big data, life tracking, digital health studies, and the quantifiable self. Contributors include Professor Steve Connor (Cambridge, http://stevenconnor.com); Professor Tom Corby (systems artist, https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/corby-tom); Dr Dawn Nafus (Intel, https://mitpress.mit.edu/authors/dawn-nafus); and Dr Sarah Teasley…

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Liquid Crystals & Screenic Cultures

On Tuesday 9 May 2017, 5.00-7.00 (Room 802. UCL Institute of Education): a roundtable discussion on liquid crystals, which will consider screens and screenic culture, liquidity, video, and the materiality of the visible. Contributors are: designer and academic Dr Emily Candela (PhD from the Science Museum/RCA:http://www.emilycandela.co.uk); Professor Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths, University of London, http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/cubitt/); film maker and…

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UCL Knowledge Lab Seminar Series introduced Dr. Helen Manchester

On Wed 5 April, 2017, Dr. Helen Manchester from Bristol University, presented the Tangible Memories project. Her work suggests new approaches to designing innovative technologies with older adults that decrease aspects of social isolation often experienced in care home settings. One of the most successful innovations was the rocking chair equipped with aural triggers featuring sounds of…

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