Undercurrents will be joining A Thousand pictures today to film the first TED talks in Swansea. The inspiring series of presentations will be hosted in the Waterfront museum
Professor Rory Wilson - 'Reading runes in animal movement'
This lecture will talk about new approaches for elucidating animal
movement using state-of-the-art animal-attached tags and new, clever
software for visualizing data.
Professor Harold Thimbleby – 'Bad design to die for'
Many computerized devices in hospitals have bad user interfaces, which
encourage and cause errors. Instead of blaming nurses when things go
wrong, we ought to be improving design.
Vikki Butler - 'Social inclusion and why it matters'
Drawing on approaches from person centered planning, community
development, social anthropology and current social research in Wales I
pose the question: What is social exclusion, and what are the costs of
not having an inclusive society?
Stu Wootton - 'The idiots guide to DIY music making'
So how easy is it to be a DIY musician? Let's find out shall we? using
gear we borrow or own, the talk will be a commentary on the methods and
logic we used to create music on a tiny budget and how you can do it
Brian Spinks - 'The Invention of Telescopes: new horizons for Science'
A look at the past, present and future of telescopes in science and how
the telescope shaped much more than our view of the cosmos, influencing
many elements of everyday science
More details here
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