Category Archives: 2017 Events

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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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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2017 – John Richmond – 10th Harold Rosen Lecture

A collaboration between DARE, LATE and UCL IOE Press hosted the 10th Harold Rosen Lecture on Monday 20 March 2017 at 17:00 at Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/cruciform-building]. This free lecture was given by John Richmond, editor of the newly published collection of Harold Rosen’s writings: Harold Rosen: Writings on life, language and learning, 1958–2008.

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Incorrigibly Plural – A L.A.T.E. Conference in celebration of Morlette Lindsay

This Saturday saw a number of teachers, teacher educators, and pupils gather together at the UCL-IOE to celebrate the contribution of Morlette Lindsay to English teaching and to share ways of continuing her work.  Workshop contributors included a number of DARE affiliate members, such as the British Library (Emma Bull and Katie Adams) and Theo Bryer and John Potter. But

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Discussion with French critic & film educator Alain Bergala

To celebrate the English translation of Alain Bergala’s book The Cinema Hypothesis: Teaching Cinema in the Classroom and Beyond (2016), the BFI hosted a free discussion event on Friday 03 February 2017 at BFI Southbank. The event was live-streamed and can be viewed here: Alain Bergala, Professors Andrew Burn (UCL Institute of Education) and Katren Lury (Glasgow University), and Alejandro

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