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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 increasing conservative toxicity. The journal

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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 (Head of Programme, History of

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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 animation scholar Dr Barnaby Dicker,

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A reflection on the 10th Harold Rosen Lecture given by John Richmond

John Richmond’s lecture on 20 March 2017 took the form of a retrospective of Harold Rosen’s work in comprehensive English education over a period of 50 years from 1958 – 2008. What struck me about the talk was the salience of so many of Harold’s progressive ways to potential educational practices in the digital age. Prior to the event, my

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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 the sea or trudging through

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DARE goes to Counterplay 17, Denmark

Bruno de Paula and Andrew Burn of DARE visited the Counterplay festival in Aarhus, Denmark, to make Viking games with Danish primary school children from March 30-31, 2017. Dr Rikke Toft-Norgard, of the University of Aarhus, had recently made Viking-themed games with English children at London Southbank – so this was a kind of return visit. Our workshop was supported

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